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Old 12-12-2013
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Hi! My uncle passed away recently and was kind of a hoarder but a great machinist and I inherited A LOT of great tools and an unexpected 83 ranger with a 2.2 liter diesel motor. I'm very excited because I happen to be a diesel Tech. But I barley know anything about these trucks and their motors. I did some research and found that a few years later they released a 2.3 L turbo diesel. I need more information I.E. : engine types (specific names) , popular mods or swaps, and how to get my hands on this stuff. I welcome any kind of helpful feed back.
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Old 12-21-2013
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the diesel engine is made by mazda 2.2 litre naturally aspirated ( power output was abyssmal )

in 1985 ford used the 2.3 turbo diesel as well as the mazda 4 or 5 speed manual transmission

the rubber o rings for the injectors are not made for today`s diesel fuels ( chemical additives )

but i read a article several weeks ago about some people bumping up the fuel rail pressure as well as using BIO diesel with very good results for that little engine

you might even try bumping up the turbo boost a little

but personally i would give that a engine a full rebuild 1st as well as using shell rotella T6 diesel engine oil ( there is a lot of high praise for that oil )
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