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Old 02-23-2014
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2000 MN Ranger Fixing

About 3 months ago my head cracked on my 2000 Ranger 4.0 OHV motor. So, since it happened i have tore the top of the motor off and started rebuilding the top end. So far i have

-new heads
-new rocker arm assembly
-new push rods
-new lifters
-new timing chain and gears
-new water pump
-new thermostat
-new pacesetter ceramic coated headers

I also cleaned and de-greased the whole engine and painted it blue. Except for the oil pan.. i couldnt get to it. Maybe someday when i rebuild the rest of the engine.
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The first picture is when i got the truck 2 years ago. Then after new tires.. and as it sits today.
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Started taking the motor apart. I found out that head bolts suck. I couldnt get 3 of them out because they were stripped. Found a way to remove them though :)
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Got some new parts! Soaking my new lifters for awhile. Also got the new heads. I did a little port grinding on them. Mainly just to smooth out how rough that they actually are. I do realize that it probably wont do anything.. but! Its the thought that counts haha. Also my new Delta Camshaft rocker arm kit. And i cleaned the intake also. Everything was so dirty! I like everything clean. After its put together the engine bay is getting some serious TLC.
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The de-greased and painted motor. Also Over last summer i re did the exhaust. I did 3" from the cat back and added a flowmaster super 44 in there too. Anyways.. i finally got my exhaust tip. 4.5"
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Updated photo of the heads. Rest of my parts should be in next week so i can start putting it back together :) Just smoothed out the ports. Nothing too crazy.
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Nice work so far! Nice solution for those stripped head bolts haha
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Thanks! Just a little welding idea.. kinda nerve wrecking. whew!
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Yeah I bet. That motor should be pretty dialed in when it's all done. Kinda off topic, but how do you like the 3 inch exhaust? Does it sound pretty good? I have the stock pipe running to a flowmaster super 44 with no pipe after it. I've been wanting to bump it up to 3 inch for a while now to make it a little louder.
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Nice work! And welcome fellow MN'r!
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It sounds pretty good with the 3". Its seems like its a little deeper/hollow sounding tone. I really like how it sounds. You can notice its louder but not over the top either. Should run great when im done! I cant wait, been rolling around in my Geo for too long haha.

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haha I bet! couple years ago I had to drive a PTcruiser while my truck was down. That makes you try to get done faster.
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Excatly ! And i just got an email that says my headers wont be shipped til 3/28! Arrrggg
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eww...but should be awesome when they are on! well hopefully it finally gets warm soon, just want to have the garage doors open grill'n and start do'n work! getn cabin fever!
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Yeah i hear ya. Almost time for getting the bike and old cars out!
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It sounds pretty good with the 3". Its seems like its a little deeper/hollow sounding tone. I really like how it sounds. You can notice its louder but not over the top either. Should run great when im done! I cant wait, been rolling around in my Geo for too long haha.

That's definitely the sound that I'm going for. Thanks!


I've had about enough of the cold and the constant rain/snow for this year lol I can't wait for the warmer weather to show up!
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Yeah i hear ya. Almost time for getting the bike and old cars out!
I would have to agree! but my old car is currently up for sale. which mean hopefully it sells and I get awesome ranger mod moneys.
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I would have to agree! but my old car is currently up for sale. which mean hopefully it sells and I get awesome ranger mod moneys.

Yaaa i think i caught a glimpse of your Ranger mod thread.. damn. Is all i have to say.. Makes me want mine to grow up someday haha!
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Well i got a few new parts in the mail the past few days.. started putting it all back together.. then i realized... i need a cam bolt.. and a crank shaft bolt.. nice way to put a STOP to a little ambition
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That's the worst haha. Once you get the bolts are you just waiting on the headers or do you still need more parts?
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That should be basically all i need to finish it up. A few other odds n ends.. oil, antifreeze, spark plugs.. been debating on jba wires.. but might just keep what i have. Well see. Id like a cold air intake eventually.. whoever had the truck before me hacked the stock one like mad.
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I was looking into reviews about the Pacesetter headers i got too... fingers crossed mine work out ok..

I guess ill know when they arrive at the end of the month. Crap
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That sucks.. Hope it works out for you! What's the plan if the headers don't work out?
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Return em for either the Gibsons OR JBAs. Or run em for awhile.. sell em and upgrade :)
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I've read good things about both of those. I'm looking forward to seeing the motor all done!
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