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Old 10-16-2008
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^^^^ i was thinking the same thing should of turboed it
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Nah no plans for a turbo just wanted a good reliable truck and i got what i wanted im happy .
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thats kool man w.e you happy with congrates
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Old 10-21-2008
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Well over 250 miles down and still running great! :)
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Ok just about to hit 2k miles :) and all is great. Damn it's nice to do all of this work yourself and things turn out ok.
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So were any of the parts performance oriented? Anyhow, I'm betting to power on that engine is more than a stock 2.3 of that year.
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So were any of the parts performance oriented? Anyhow, I'm betting to power on that engine is more than a stock 2.3 of that year.
Nah it was just a make it go down the road type of thing. If it is making anymore power its because of the .30 over pistons which would give 2-3 hp at the most.
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Old 12-23-2008
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Well the engine is now officially broken in!
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When will there be pics of the new paint job?
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When i get the cash for the paint.
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The engine is just the 2.3 it had shattered rings on the #2 piston (it was ran with no air cleaner had sand all over the rings....)We have had that compressor for about 3 years and have had no problems.
I just fixed an impreza that had the exact same problem.
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that is a sweet truck keep us updated!!!
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I just fixed an impreza that had the exact same problem.
Yea what is it with people and no regard what so ever to maintenance!?!
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that is a sweet truck keep us updated!!!
Will do! I like my micro machine LOL.
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Well a couple months later about to hit 14k miles..Must have done something right LOL.
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Well juat about to hit 30k miles i think we did it right! One day ill have her painted!
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Just rolled over 50k miles on the new engine. I need to drive the Ranger more thats a little over 7k miles a year.
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