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Old 07-31-2011
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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?

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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!
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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.
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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.
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