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7/9/2021 3:52 AM

1998 she lived for 272k miles. Paid $1200 for it 3 years ago. Got hot and seized up on my way to work this morning. Took me lots of places, lots of memories, RIP

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7/9/2021 4:19 AM

Doesn't look like she suffered at all in the end.
Sorry for your loss ...

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7/9/2021 4:21 AM

Time for an LS swap smile

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F Lenny

7/9/2021 4:30 AM

Motox627! wrote:

Time for an LS swap smile

Lmao what’s funny is my dad just pulled a built 5.3 out of his rambler wagon to put in a LS3...

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7/9/2021 4:33 AM

Damn thing literally broke down across the street from the job site I’m working at today.

Courtesy even as she’s dying lol

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7/9/2021 5:08 AM

That thing looks way too good to declare dead. From the pic. I think I'd be checking out doing a transplant of some kind.

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HAF

7/9/2021 5:10 AM

Motox627! wrote:

Time for an LS swap smile

Nah, a 2.7 ecoboost would be so much better!

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7/9/2021 5:26 AM

Kinda weird, the 98 4 cyl was a 2.5 instead of the usual 2.3. Wonder if I could drop a 2.3 in it. It’s a M5 also.

Right now it was all I had so I gotta figure something out this weekend but I’m not opposed to keeping it and trying to get it going again. It actually didn’t seize upon further inspection, it’ll crank and hit just won’t fire. Was running 60mph or so and power fell off abruptly and the temp gauge shot up. Smelled like cooked oil. Not sure, didn’t have any major issues leading up to that.

I put a lot of work into it trying to keep it going and roadworthy, just did timing belt, new battery and alternator, new tires, rebuilt all the wear items in the front end, new plugs and wires.

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7/9/2021 5:55 AM

That sucks, were you late to work?

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7/9/2021 7:01 AM

Noooooo but she can be rebuilt

272,000 is very commendable

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

7/9/2021 7:23 AM

GabeM wrote:

That sucks, were you late to work?

Actually no it literally broke down across the street from my job site. Can’t tell whether that’s good or bad luck

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7/9/2021 8:16 AM

Should be able to swap a 2.3 in. Just use the older lima 2.3 not the duratech 2.3
Do your research first. Might be a different flywheel/clutch. Everything else ought to be the same.

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7/9/2021 8:52 AM

How much for the roller? Lmbo I put 5.0s in them.

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Lover. Fighter. Wild Bull Rider.

7/9/2021 10:15 AM

I just sold my 99' 250 with the 5.4 ... I know where it is ... 😎

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7/9/2021 10:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2021 10:48 AM

Did you have a coolant leak? I'm at around 260k on my little 2.3 litre. I've had to replace a few of those plastic coolant fittings recently.

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7/9/2021 11:47 AM

I know this truck, I ain't no stranger. I know that truck.. it's a ford F'KN RANGER

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7/9/2021 1:51 PM

skeef wrote:

I know this truck, I ain't no stranger. I know that truck.. it's a ford F'KN RANGER

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F Lenny

7/9/2021 3:53 PM

Just pulled it over to menards parking lot for it to sit overnight so it won’t get towed

Wouldn’t you know it shit out with a plumb full tank of gas

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7/9/2021 4:55 PM

Not trying to start a pissing contest, but I had a 1998 S-10 4cyl 5spd and the odometer burned out at 305,000 and drove the shit out of it for 5 more years. I figure it had well over 400k when I finally pulled it (all the gauges quit). It still ran decent. My secret: flush the radiator every 100k.

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7/9/2021 6:41 PM

Here’s the “Danger Ranger”. 347” Dart Heads, Victor Jr., .7XX lift roller, big ol’ shot of juice. 10.30s 1/4.

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Lover. Fighter. Wild Bull Rider.

7/9/2021 6:43 PM

Motox627! wrote:

Time for an LS swap smile

I’m going to buy a Chevy, just to put a Coyote in it.

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Lover. Fighter. Wild Bull Rider.

7/10/2021 4:41 AM

OG725 wrote:

Here’s the “Danger Ranger”. 347” Dart Heads, Victor Jr., .7XX lift roller, big ol’ shot of juice. 10.30s 1/4.

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Any video?

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7/10/2021 8:55 AM

smashingpumpkins167 wrote:

Did you have a coolant leak? I'm at around 260k on my little 2.3 litre. I've had to replace a few of those plastic coolant ...more

I have the 4.0 and the little thermostat housing loves to crack violently

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

7/10/2021 12:09 PM

I have 240,000 on my 99 Troy Lee mazda (a ranger in disguise) with the 3.0 v6 and it is still going strong.

One of these days I will get around to replacing the front ball joints-the squeak is starting to annoy me.

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7/10/2021 4:10 PM

GabeM wrote:

That sucks, were you late to work?

doofus wrote:

Actually no it literally broke down across the street from my job site. Can’t tell whether that’s good or bad luck

I would guess that means she wants a rebuild. Got you to where you needed to be.

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

7/12/2021 9:21 PM

I got a 2007 car that I paid 700 for. It's clean, looks good, and only had 130,000 miles on it. Gets me to work, good on gas, and so far all I've had to do is have the front bearings and brakes replaced, and new tires (plus regular oil changes). I actually appreciate this car for it's value.

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7/13/2021 7:28 AM

skeef wrote:

I know this truck, I ain't no stranger. I know that truck.. it's a ford F'KN RANGER

Motox627! wrote:

Holy shit, that made my day :D

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7/15/2021 10:14 AM

My 2000 Tundra is about to hit 347,000 miles. blink I look at the price of new trucks and keep putting it off. It cost more to register my dual sport than that truck this year. The truck owes me nothing and keeps on trucking along

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7/21/2021 6:08 AM

I have a 98 that a family member gave me 12 years ago when they inherited a car from their father.

It had a salvage title, and had gotten rear ended, and the paint was peeling. It had under 100k miles when I got it.

I was driving it to do some work and it started knocking about halfway there. I turned around and it got me home.

Bought a low mile salvage engine and paid a buddy to stick it in, plus a clutch while motor was out.
About $800.

Still running. Tow bared it 1000 miles to texas. Drove it home, and it even ran TX interstate speeds of 85-90 mph. Towed it 600 miles to Michigan helping a friend move, and drove it home on the crappies interstates in the country.

Still running strong.

Heater control doesn't work.

Engine light is on. Has been for 50k miles

Radio circuit has a parasitic drain.

Had to unplug fuse on interior light because the cab got tweaked when it got rear ended and the door switch won't shut off.

But I would hop in it and drive it anywhere right now

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