C on Thu Sep 19 2013 I own a 1996 Ford Ranger 2. Some engines would suffer from this failure after overheating only once. If it does have the oil pressure checked, it could be low. Pretty Good Vehicle — The acceleration in this is pretty good actually. Use of synthetic oil and proper cooling system maintenance is essential if owners of early-model 2.
It sounded like a wet fart when I stepped on the gas Primary Use: Commuting to work Great 2nd Car, Good Transportation. Many poorly maintained or high mileage engines exhibit serious valve train noise. It has been absolutely great!! This quickly led to cam bearing damage, triggering valve train oil pressure loss. Primary Use: Commuting to work Simple, Portable And Easy To Maintain — A very very very economical truck but does everything an expensive F 150 will do. Later, the Cologne V6 largely replaced the Essex V6 even for British-market vehicles. That is why old-style valve covers tend to leak on the newer heads. There are better engines out there but Ford managed to make a good engine with decent amounts of torque that doesn't stop you at every gas station.
The only problems I have with it are that it doesn't handle well with the step-side bed in wet conditions and its a little weak on power. To buy a particular engine, you may or call our sales canter at 1-866-612-9788 with the stock number. The tire size is a little odd and I have had to search for the right size. This condition is sometimes mistaken for ticking fuel injectors. It has more room then the standard cab which was great for me because I am tall. I had a cooler full of water in the back.
Because of this difference over the 2. Every one tells me I should think of getting something newer but as long as it still gets me around I will keep it. Over the years, the Cologne V6 was available with engine displacements of 1. It had a 20 gallon tank in it, and I'd say it would get you 300 or so miles. Additionally, oiling problems were common, and added to the poor reputation of the North American 2. . If you need a basic work truck or fixer-upper this is the one for you! The backseats are crap though.
Even slight bearing wear could cause complete loss of oil pressure to the hydraulic valve lifters, rocker shaft, and rockers. Overall a nice pickup that has served me well for over 10 yrs and I plan on having it for a few more. At 200k it needed a clutch and then another clutch at 510k. The odometer shows 310497 but the odometer stopped about 7 years ago so I 'm sure it has over 400000+ miles. I've driven it from Arkansas to South Dakota pulling trailers and hauling cargo. Compared to the relatively stout European heads, the North American 2.
All around great utility vehicle. I am selling mine since I bought a 2011 Ranger which I expect to keep until 2020. This truck continued on up to 530,000 miles with out any major problems. Most basic model you could buy, beat all to hell, but well maintained mechanically. This problem is due to a number of design faults. Some claims have been made of the motor catching fire because so much oil leaked on the exhaust, but this is rare. That was the only time that the truck actually broke down.
I did all the work myself without a problem. Folks always have great comments on the truck, she is great to look at and a pleasure to drive. If you have a house you need one of these trucks for everyday hauling. It comes very handy if you want to help your neighbors or friends with hauling stuff. Ford is dumb to get out of the small truck market. I'm 6'1 and I couldnt fit in them not that I was ever riding in the back.
Even with its meager low end torque compared to the 2. All except the Cosworth 24v derivative and later 4. Bore was 93 mm 3. Both times I was able to get it home before it quit. I totally would recommend this vehicle to any one.
I filled it up twice after it cooled and drove it to auto zone where I installed the new radiator in only 20 minutes. They Are Good Little Trucks — the truck is a good economical vehicle. I replaced common wear and tear items like alternators and radiator, brakes, belts and hoses. Rubber floors, the seat had a hole in it, and the drivers seatbelt didnt like to stay buckled. Other than normal items plugs, brakes, tires and batteries replacing the radiator has been the only real expense. The camshaft is chain-driven rather than gear driven, so it rotates in the same direction as the crankshaft. I wish the auto makers would keep the midsized truck small or midsized.