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Posted: 12/19/2016 6:37:55 PM EST
its in a 2009 ford ranger pick up.got 119,800 miles on it
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:39:00 PM EST
Duratec I'm assuming.

They are plentiful and I believe gtg.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:41:05 PM EST
Coworker says the engines always outlast the transmissions or even just clutches.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:51:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TX_M1:
Coworker says the engines always outlast the transmissions or even just clutches.
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good to hear.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:00:56 PM EST
Power seems to be as good as 3.0 Vulcan .
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:19:02 PM EST

If Chevrolet had used the Ford 2.3 engine in the seventies you'd still see Vega's on the road.


Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:21:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OTTOSEAR:
Power seems to be as good as 3.0 Vulcan .
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heard those could be problematic ,coolant leaks,cam sensor failure's
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:25:05 PM EST
The ford 2.3 lasts forever, ime.

It's gutless as hell though.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:31:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SV650Squid:
The ford 2.3 lasts forever, ime.

It's gutless as hell though.
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just need a truck to get me to work and back,tired of my f150 getting quarry lime dust all over it.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:40:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SV650Squid:
The ford 2.3 lasts forever, ime.

It's gutless as hell though.
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Pretty much that. Beat the shit out of my dads shitbox 89 2WD Ranger as my first vehicle, couldn't kill it. He's had 4x4 versions of that truck and IMO, they're dangerously gutless. I'm sure the newer motors make better power, but the trucks probably weigh more too.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:44:38 PM EST
At my last job I had the duty to buy a company pickup for a new branch. Picked out an 09 Ranger 4cyl w/5spd. I asked a service advisor I knew, that I trusted, at the Ford house about it.

His response : bulletproof.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:59:01 PM EST
Ex Fordtech here.


That engine is the most indestructible automotive engine ever made.

Only problem is the older ones had the rope style oil pan gasket when it deteriorates it gets sucked into the oil pan and into the oil pump pickup, it'd rattle like hell to let you know, replace gasket and pick up and it's gtg never hurt a single motor it happened to, most other engines that that would happen to would be toast.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:00:04 PM EST
And as others have said turn off the ac if you want to go up a hill...
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:07:03 PM EST
I've got 239K on a 1999 4 cyl Ranger.
Haven't touched the motor, clutch or trans.
It's a slug, but a reliable slug.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:13:48 PM EST
this is what you need to know about the Ford I-4
Go fast parts
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:15:59 PM EST
Hard to kill a 2.3. One of my employees has one with over 500k and the starter went out for the first time yesterday.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:20:22 PM EST
96 Ranger five speed here. 350k+miles. the engine has never been opened, just maintenance. Original clutch and gear box.
Last year I replaced it with an 08 4x4 3.0 six cylinder auto.
Better truck with the 3.0.
2.3 is bullet proof, but you need to rev it to get power.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:22:08 PM EST
My dad had one that he used hard and the only problem he ever had with the engine was a idler pulley went bad.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:25:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By porksboy:
96 Ranger five speed here. 350k+miles. the engine has never been opened, just maintenance. Original clutch and gear box.
Last year I replaced it with an 08 4x4 3.0 six cylinder auto.
Better truck with the 3.0.
2.3 is bullet proof, but you need to rev it to get power.
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heard the 3.0 was a dog.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:40:47 PM EST
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heard the 3.0 was a dog.
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It is but it's got more power than the 4cyl it can go up hills with the ac on, and almost as reliable as the 4cyl.

As far as reliability goes:
4cyl
3.0 V6
4.0 OHV head gaskets blow but I got so good at them I can replace them in abou 3 hours....
4.0 SOHC garbage seriously garbage.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:50:48 AM EST
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It is but it's got more power than the 4cyl it can go up hills with the ac on, and almost as reliable as the 4cyl.

As far as reliability goes:
4cyl
3.0 V6
4.0 OHV head gaskets blow but I got so good at them I can replace them in abou 3 hours....
4.0 SOHC garbage seriously garbage.
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heard the 3.0 had a problem with head gaskets also.
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