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small-list Digest Sat, 01 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 038

In This Issue:
Re: Diesel Rnager
Diesel Ranger
Re: Diesel Ranger
Re: Diesel Rnager
RE : Diesel Rangers.. Yup they DO exist
Diesel Ranger
Re: diesel ranger

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From: "Jim Bielecki" freeway.net>
Subject: Re: Diesel Rnager
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 07:39:08 -0500


> >A friend of mine has been looking (unsucessfully) for a decent deisel
> >ranger that is within about 200 miles of the St. Louis MO area. Also,
> >does anyone have any comments about these trucks? He has heard nothing
> >but good reviews but there dont seem to be many of them around. Any
> >leads would be greatly appreciated!
>
>
> Hmm...
> I wasn't even aware ford put a diesel in the ranger...
> 4 cyl?

Yep, I believe it was made by Mazda.

Jim Bielecki



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From: "Jim Smith" bytedesigns.com>
Subject: Diesel Ranger
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 08:53:20 -0800

I have an '85 Ranger with the 2.3L turbo diesel ...
has 450,000 Km (about 280,000 miles) ...
5-spd manual ... the engine is an Isuzu diesel,
and runs beautifully ... I get about 45mpg on
the highway, and with the turbo it gets the same
stunning non-performance at 8,000 ft that it
does at sea-level :-)
would only ever trade it for a newer diesel Ranger,
but they are hard to find!


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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 12:14:07 +0000
From: Tim Curran gte.net>
Subject: Re: Diesel Ranger

There was a 2.3 Turbo Diesel in the mid 80's but they really didn't take off very well in sales, I've yet to come across
one but I've worked on an '84 that was swapped out to a 2.0 Carb'd system.

>
> Hmm...
> I wasn't even aware ford put a diesel in the ranger...
> 4 cyl?


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Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 19:48:59 -0500 (EST)
From: Lynn Stucky engineer.com>
Subject: Re: Diesel Rnager

> I wasn't even aware ford put a diesel in the ranger...
> 4 cyl?

I have a Chilton's 83-84 Ranger repair guide. Ford offered a
diesel back then. It was a 4 cyl 134 cu in displacement.
59 horsepower at 4000 rpm. 90 ft lbs of torque at 2500 rpm.
It looked like a pretty sluggish vehicle.


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From: "Keith Christensen" kendra.com>
Subject: RE : Diesel Rangers.. Yup they DO exist
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 20:14:11 -0800

They DEFINITELY made a 2.0 liter version (normally aspirated) in '83
, as I park my B II behind one at work. I know the owner, and he's h
appy with it, but he's 'diesel literate' and knows the lack of speed
when passing! He gets 22-34 MPG!

Supposedly, Ford offered a Brazilian Ford 2.0 L turbo'ed diesel in
Rangers and B II's in the '85-'88 time frame, but never have seen o
ne! There's supposed to be about 5 thousand of these engines in som
e abandoned warehouse in Brazil, all because some pointy-haired-bast
ard manager at US Ford pooh-poo'ed the idea. (but this may just be a
n "advanced urban legend")

Trust me, I'd love to have one of the turbo'ed versions, especially
with the skyrocketing gas prices!

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From: rgstein pacbell.net
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 20:25:58 -0800
Subject: Diesel Ranger

Dan wrote:
>A friend of mine has been looking (unsucessfully) for a decent deisel
>ranger that is within about 200 miles of the St. Louis MO area. Also,
>does anyone have any comments about these trucks?

Cough, retch, phew!, gakkk, blecccchhhhh!!!
I was just driving behind a small diesel vehicle.

Richard


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From: MongoCaver aol.com
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 16:17:02 EDT
Subject: Re: diesel ranger

For what it worth, I was reading an article the other day that suggested that
diesels in small pickups are on the drawing boards of most of the big
automakers. It said they should be here again, in a short time. I agree
with whoever said that they need to be turbo'd. Otherwise they are severly
underpowered for freeway access.
James

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