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So, I'm a new Ranger owner. I recently picked up a 2000 4x4 w/ the 3.0L Auto. have never have been much of a Ford guy (but the old 300 I6 is one of my favorite powertrains). I was in the market for a reasonable truck, and stumbled across this thing, and just kinda ended up digging it. It needs a little TLC, and that's really why I ended up on forums, since I'm looking for info.
So, first things first, the ball joints are getting replaced, but that's a piece of cake. Now I gotta search around for where to buy this separator gasket & EPC (?) that I understand can lead to headaches in the future. Ounce of prevention kind of thing, and since I'll be dropping the pan to change fluid and filter, I thought I could kill two birds with one stone. So if any of you have a recommendations on where to pick up this gasket, I'm all ears.

Also, any other things I should watch out for. Like I said, I've haven't dealt with Fords much, so I'm not as familiar with their powertrains like I am the GM 4LXX & 4TXX.

As for me, I'm a recent transplant to Charleston, SC, and after 11 years in MI, I'm thrilled I will not have to shovel any snow this year. And the lifestyle down here means that this little truck is going to see a lot of duty hauling bikes west to the mountains, and kayaks and surfboards to the beach (something I'm going to learn).

Any advise, is away appreciated.

-Brett
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Don't expect to move mountains with that 3.0l. Some people love them and some curse the day they were manufactured.

Welcome and any pics?
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No pics yet. Need to clean it up. I wasn't expecting to move mountains with this thing, but after doing some poking around and talking to a couple of people, I got the impression that this thing is bulletproof, and that's more important than power (if I need that, I have a Goat standing by). Just ended up looking for simple, reliable, and useful. Hopefully this thing fits the bill.
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Hi staterams, enjoy your stay :)
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hey man -- welcome to the site..I am also in Charleston. I am over on James Island..I have a kick *** truck for sale you should come buy it :) I deliver and comes with two cases of beer :) :)
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