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knock Sensor relocation? 3.0
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The story:2003 Ranger Vulcan v6 bit the dust a month ago. Bend rod ultimately broke and also took the end the block through it. 130k ~ above the original engine. I had the top off and had brand-new seats pressed in and had a vavle task done about 1500 miles prior to the engine blew. Needless come say i have actually a nice brand-new engine table.Question:I traction a 1996 murcury sable short block through 94k miles. 2 things i i found it different. A: mine 2003 engine has a platoed piston (middle is raised) wherein as the 96 has flat pistons, any difference in performance?B: I have actually no area to mount my 2003 hit sensor come the 96 block, where have the right to i relocate this, together im pretty certain that im going to require it so i dont gain a inspect engine light.

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So because that reference, if anyone else is act this swap, below is a lite compose up.The 3.0 ohc electric motors from the sables and tauruses will certainly work. A few things i uncovered out the tough way..IF you use your 02-03 ranger heads, you will must run Taurus Head bolts because of the ranger bolts gift to lengthy (the ranger block has actually deeper threads climate the sable blocks) The distributor requirements to be offered from the rangerThe valve covers have to be changed, together with the pan, oil pickup, motor mounts, intake timing cover and also water pump and accessories.The main problem is the knock sensor. I found that i could retap a various bolt feet on the former of the block and also bolt the sensor to that. It operated like a champ therefore far.
I am working on one 01 Ranger 3.0--there seems to be some confusion whether or not there is a hit sensor installed on this motor. Whereby is the locted?
I newly picked up a 03 Ranger. The guy before replaced the motor and also it operation terrible. I noticed he didn"t plug the initial knock sensor in and also left it dangling on peak of the motor. Deserve to I bolt it everywhere on the block? It"s currently 12 degrees out and also I dont feel prefer pulling the input to put it whereby the engineers put it.


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