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My Ranger: Collecting Dust

i got bored so here are a few pics of where my truck is resting till it either gets sold or gets a heart transplant. i found a motor with low miles and am going to look at it later this week. if i grab it, itll still be a while before the swap begins. but heres my rangers resting place.






and some GM content at the end of the driveway.

the white powder is absorbant, a car wrecked in our yard last week, rolled. and dumped oil and tranny fluid in the driveway.
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Did i miss a thread? What happened to your truck?
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Did i miss a thread? What happened to your truck?
Wondering the same.
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Engine's dead.
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We can figure that from the post, just wondering what actually happened.
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its got terminal cancer, rod bearings are shot. it hasnt thrown the rod yet, but its right there. and its parked cause my motors no good for trade in at the junkyard to get a new one if i bow a hole in the block.
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We can figure that from the post, just wondering what actually happened.
I was following it on Facebook. I don't think he ever found the actual cause, this is what he said on Facebook:

"I just got a call saying that the clicking noise i heard was the motors begining stages of throwing a rod. the motor could seize anytime"

I don't think he got a second opinion on it

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Shoulda bought a 4 liter.
Just joshing. You shouldn't have a problem getting a new engine, getting it for the right price is the issue.
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I was following it on Facebook. I don't think he ever found the actual cause, this is what he said on Facebook:

"I just got a call saying that the clicking noise i heard was the motors begining stages of throwing a rod. the motor could seize anytime"

I don't think he got a second opinion on it

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yea, lol. and ive had a few different mechanics check it out.. same thing from each one
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Shoulda bought a 4 liter.
Just joshing. You shouldn't have a problem getting a new engine, getting it for the right price is the issue.
i found one here in sac with 33K miles on it, out of an 04 so its smog legal.
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Perfect time for a 5.0L swap...
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Perfect time for a 5.0L swap...
both cali smog laws and the lack of funds say no..
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well i regret that I have to do this BUT: if plans fall through and the truck has to go let me be the first to call dibs on the led rigids. just sayin' but that new 33k motor sounds like a plan
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sorry bud, many have asked about those, and i got such a deal on them that i will keep them for my next rig.
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Yea, i keep forgetting about Smog laws. thats really gotta hinder the hunt.
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i ----in hate cali. its alot more bs you gotta go through just to get your truck back on the road. can wait till its don, we'll see what bs i gotta go through to register it again.
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thats a bummer, how many miles?
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Would it even drive to a dealer? If it does and would last another 100 miles I would bring it there and trade it in ASAP. Thats what a relative of mine did when his transmission was going on his mustang.
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Would it even drive to a dealer? If it does and would last another 100 miles I would bring it there and trade it in ASAP. Thats what a relative of mine did when his transmission was going on his mustang.
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lol i wish. its still in my parents name and they are always straight up with people.. stupid right? lol.
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i hope i can keep it. i checked out the motor today, turns ou the guy on the phone told me 33K miles were on a 4.0L not a 3.0L, they have a 3.0 with 94K.. what do you guys think.. id replace the cam synchronizer before putting it in so it wouldnt ---- up on me, put my old one on a stand and rebuild it and keep it for when i kill this one..
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Why not rebuild your current one then? Can you do that work yourself?
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Right, Why not rebuild.
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If you can do the work yourself then it would be good. Otherwise, it would be expensive.
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Why not rebuild your current one then? Can you do that work yourself?
i probably could.. but this being my dd, i need it back on the road asap. i can do a swap faster than a rebuild.
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