I have a very nice 1989 ford ranger 4x4 with a 2.9l, I was wondering if I could retro fit a 3.0l engine. My 2.9 is gone/dead/blown up and I was wonder if I could easily retro fit to a different engine type...or find a web site that shows conversions. Thanks in advance for any help you could offerlooking for minimum hassle, I am looking for a bolt up and go situation
Try this web-site for books on engine swaps.(www.cartechbooks.com) See if they have something that might help you. Before you start spending your bucks...Good Luck.Bob
hmm... 2.9 http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/4L_Conversion.htmlthere are a few more articles there is the tech section.. i am replacing a blown up 3.0 right now.. i don't have a 2.9 to compare..i do know that the valves are canted slightly in the 3.0 and have individual rockers rather than the shaft mounted rockers.. they are a completely different engine family.. but.. you might be able if you don't have to pass smog.. drop a complete 3.0 right in... a lot of people think the TINY 2.9 is a great little motor.. durable..
The 2.9L engines are way better than the 3.0L engines IMO. Every 2.9L ranger I drove moved and pulled decently, and every 3.0L ranger I drove moved and pulled like a dog. If you want the newer generation engine, go straight to 4.0L.
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