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Hey, Im thinking about getting a 3 or 4 cylinder diesel engine and dropping it in my 95 ranger. Any ideas on how complicated this will be or plus or minuses for this. I know that the wiring harness wont be easy. Any one know some one that has done this? Any opinion is appreciated. Thanks
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Get a 4 cylinder. Wiring will be a cakewalk assuming you go with a mechanical diesel. You will need to find a way to bolt your tranny to the engine (adapter plate), mounts, radiator hoses, fuel lines. In real life, it will cost you more then you think and take up some time. With creative thinking and not being afraid to spend a few bucks to get it done, it won't be that bad.
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Any idea were I might be able to get one of those?
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advanced adapters.
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Thanks, Im having trouble finding the diesel engine now.
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That or get it made at a machine shop. Much better price.
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4bt would be the best, they are tough to find for less than $5k
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There are a lot of them out there for less then $3k. I've seen some as low as 1500 with everything.
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if your just wanting lots of power and torque drop in a 300 I6 a guy on another forum did it..
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you will need a bigger trans if you go with a 4bt, along with upgrading your rear(s) and t-case if applicable.
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Any suggestions on the trans?
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Depends on the engine you select
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You could use a lot of different ones...T19 or ZF out of a Ford...NV from a dodge...you can get adapters for a 700r4 out of a Chevy....anything you want basically. Even a 9 or 10 spd.
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Hmm . . . I wonder if I could pull a 16 or 18 spd out of a tractor. lol
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I have heard that the GM transmissions that have been bolted up to those 4bt's in the bread/box trucks get vibrated to death. I would definitely suggest the 4bt but I would get a different tranny if it came with the GM one
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Hmm . . . I wonder if I could pull a 16 or 18 spd out of a tractor. lol
Negatory on that one chief, not by a long shot.
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you could do a 10spd road ranger, think that is an sae adapter plate. id have to go back and look at the build though. NJ 4500 or 5600, and the ZF if you pick a 4bt, and plan to add moar powaaaa! i have the m5r2 and its holding up so far, but i havent done my injectors or turbo yet...see what happens then
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I imagine that would hold up fine as long as you don't get to hard on it. Then again why have it and not be hard on it.

I said hard on twice for all you perverts out there!
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there is a forum that is about nothing but the 4bt swap and there is a guy on there with a 94 ranger with a full build. it really opened my eyes to the amount of work it takes to swap one in.

might want to google it and find it.
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Have fun fitting a ZF or such through an even modified firewall/trans hump.

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there is a forum that is about nothing but the 4bt swap and there is a guy on there with a 94 ranger with a full build. it really opened my eyes to the amount of work it takes to swap one in.

might want to google it and find it.
You mean the guy two posts above you?
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Body lift and porta-power
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You mean the guy two posts above you?
no the guy im linking of has the same color truck as me. i will go find the thread
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http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showth...ht=ford+ranger


thats the build im talking about its in a 93
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