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Forum: Ranger & B-Series 02-09-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By Kruse
Thank you for that wealth of information. You...

Thank you for that wealth of information. You joined in 2011 and it took you that long to compose your first post? Better stick with trying to get them to supersize their order....
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 01-31-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Kruse
Pretty sure that the front rotors on a 2000 2wd...

Pretty sure that the front rotors on a 2000 2wd is integrated and should have the lug nut studs with it. 4WD vehicles have just with rotor with no studs.
Forum: 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 4.0 & SOHC 4.0 V6 01-25-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Kruse
Does anybody sell a NEW 4.0 sohc bare block?

Besides the parts man at the Ford dealer? :-X03
Okay, I got the latest flier from Summit today and they are selling NEW 5.3 Chevy bare blocks for $299. So that got me to thinking about the 4.0 sohc...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 01-25-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Kruse
Several years ago, I replaced one on a late-70s...

Several years ago, I replaced one on a late-70s Ford car. I took a drill, some new, sharp drill bits and over the course of several hours, drilled out all the pieces that needed to be removed.
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 01-17-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Kruse
You'd be throwing away ~$20, but if you are...

You'd be throwing away ~$20, but if you are scared of the test light/paper clip method, there are still OBD 1 testers on the market. Do a quick Google search and they are still available. Just make...
Forum: Aerostar 01-15-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Kruse
Well, yea, considering that they haven't been...

Well, yea, considering that they haven't been made for almost 20 years and they never were the top seller in their class....
My fourth and last Aerostar, a '93, has been retired and I'm waiting for...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 01-10-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Kruse
Usually an engine cranking over will sound a lot...

Usually an engine cranking over will sound a lot different when the timing belt has broke. Yours didn't sound any different?
Forum: Aerostar 01-07-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Kruse
It's a CHAIN. I'm going to assume that it has NOT...

It's a CHAIN. I'm going to assume that it has NOT been replaced.
Take a peek on the RockAuto site for representative photos of the timing chain components.
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-28-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Kruse
If you are unsure is your vehicle has left or...

If you are unsure is your vehicle has left or right hand threads, you must remember that the belt turning on the pulley will always try to tighten the nut.
Now, every Ford that I've seen that has...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-25-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Kruse
Wow, lots of questions. I'm not going to answer...

Wow, lots of questions. I'm not going to answer all of them, but I will give you my $.02 on a couple of them. First, it is my opinion that the large rear end can go out as easy as the small one. Why?...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-23-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Kruse
Check to make sure that you don't have a plugged...

Check to make sure that you don't have a plugged catalytic conveter.
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-23-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Kruse
OBD1. OBDII didn't really hit the market until a...

OBD1. OBDII didn't really hit the market until a few models tried it in '94 and '95 and nearly all models had it in 1996. Do a Google or YouTube search on reading OBDI codes with a test light and a...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-21-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By Kruse
Have you tested any of the replacements in a pot...

Have you tested any of the replacements in a pot of boiling water on your kitchen stove? I'm still thinking that you have defective thermostats.
Unless they are super easy to replace, I don't buy...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-20-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Kruse
I wouldn't do too much worrying about camshaft...

I wouldn't do too much worrying about camshaft break-in on this engine. It's got roller lifters. About the only thing this engine needs on break-in is the piston rings and if it's got moly rings,...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 12-12-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Kruse
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that be...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that be only if the truck has the PATS? My '98 is a stripper and doesn't have PATS.
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