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269,500 on my 1992 Ranger 2.3 liter 4x4 all stock on the engine minus the air intake baffle which I swapped for one out of a 88 Mustang with a 2.3. Now I just have to drop the tranny which gave out last week.
I've got a '97 Ranger XLT regular cab, short bed. It has the 2.3L 4-cyl engine and 5-speed manual trans. My father-in-law bought it for my wife while she was in college as her first vehicle. He bought it used around 2004 I think. So, it's been in our family well over half of it's life. Total miles so far: just shy of 91,500!
It's not in mint condition, but it's been mostly reliable. Only major work I've done was on the tranny... about 2 years ago I did a new clutch, slave cylinder, master cylinder, etc. Other than that, it's been mostly routine stuff and small stuff. Got new wheels and tires on it back in January or February.
Only major changes to it from stock are the new wheels and the Leonard camper shell that was on it when my FIL bought it. Other than that, very original!
Here are a couple pics of it with my newly acquired '92 F150 Custom:
~ Stephen O
1992 Ford F150 Custom regular cab, 300 6-cylinder, 5-speed manual, long bed;
1997 Ford Ranger XLT regular cab, 2.3L, 5-speed manual, short bed.
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2014 Update: 2005 2.3L XL 5 speed manual: 340,200 miles estimate of maintenance = 3 set of plugs, 3, front brake sets, 2 set front brake calipers,2 rear brake set, 1 fuel inertia switch, two front outer wheel bearings, 2 sets of front wheel bearings (had an issue and ordered Timken), 8 fuel filters, 6 air filters, 5 trans fluid changes, (REDLINE MTL last change) 1 left rear axle seal, fourth set of aftermarket tires, rotate tires every 5000 miles, 2 alternator (got to claim the lifetime warranty go NAPA), 1 coolant flush and fill with green antifreeze, 1 windshield, 3 set of wiper blades, 3 serpentine belts, 2 differential oil changes, engine oil and filter change MC 5W20 and MC filter every 5000 miles, 2 license plate lamps, 2 tail light lamps, two sets of dash lights and two sets of head lights..
2011 One deer, one grill, one head light assembly, one front bumper, one front fender and liner.
2012 Thanks to a 16 year old boy who asked why did traffic stop as he continued to push my truck? One trailer hitch, one rear bumper and minor body work.
One great truck.
Anyone know how far the timing chain on the 2.3L 2005 and newer will run for?
2005 Ford Ranger 2.3L Manual 4X2
2004 Ford F150 5.4L Auto 4X4
1993 Ford Bronco 302 Auto 4X4
Last edited by Fordteamone; 09-24-2014 at 05:21 PM.
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