need help in WV! - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Member Introductions New to Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-31-2011
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: wheeling, wv
Posts: 4
Icon7 need help in WV!

Hello folks, i need some help. I have a 1999 Ranger with 3.0 Flex Fuel engine, 8th digit Vin Code of "V". The cam synchro gear failed and the engine lost oil pressure, and it is now beyond repair. I did find another engine from a wrecked 1999, it is a 3.0, but the 8th digit is a "U". Does someone know if the 2 engines are interchangeable?

Your response is appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011
Dirty Ranger's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 456
Welcome To RF
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
The 3.0L blocks are the same. You should be able to get away with using the "U" and then putting your flex fuel stuff onto it!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: wheeling, wv
Posts: 4
Thanks for the reply-after researching, the best, most knowledgeable answer I have found tells me that I need to stick with the flex fuel engine. There are issues with timing and the computer would need changed, and this might lead to other things that I really don't want to deal with. My summation is " don't buy a 1999 or 2000 ranger.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
I think you should specify not buying a flex fuel 99 or y2k tuck. There are a number of guys who own those year trucks on here.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help figuring out what shocks I need Slow94 Suspension Tech 0 06-20-2010 05:51 PM
I need new shocks and i need some help 2007BlackFX4 Suspension Tech 3 06-03-2010 08:36 PM
so i need a sub but i need help finding one... DeMar17 Audio & Video Tech 8 06-10-2009 07:45 AM
NEED HELP!!! need to install new Cd player 01edgeMan Audio & Video Tech 6 01-11-2009 07:28 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:47 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.