3.0liter vs 4.0 liter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ranger rebel, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. ranger rebel

    ranger rebel New Member

    bought a 08 ranger 4x2, with the 3.0 liter, kind of wishing i had of got the 4.0 liter, there is absolutly no power in these engines,,, more power in a sewing machine... pathetic.. for a truck.:furious:
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  3. Nitrofan1

    Nitrofan1 New Member

    Manual or automatic and what gear ratio?
  4. OP
    ranger rebel

    ranger rebel New Member

    automatic, 4.10 gear ratio, and its a complete slop on fuel to..
  5. Jon

    Jon Administrator

    Just out of curiosity, what were you driving before the ranger?
  6. venom97

    venom97 New Member

    i will say this,i have a 91 4x4 ext cab auto with a 4.0 and it would run circles around my 03 reg cab 3.0 2wd 5 spd! even with the 33s on my 91 now.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  7. Jon

    Jon Administrator

    I didn't realize the older trucks were so much more powerful. That surprises me. Was it just the way the engine was geared?
  8. venom97

    venom97 New Member

    ^fixed (3.0 in the 03) sorry
  9. Tonya Gilmore

    Tonya Gilmore New Member

    I've had 2 Rangers & they both have been 4.0 :yes:
  10. Jon

    Jon Administrator

    Ford's talking about the 2010 being the most fuel efficient truck around. :thumbsup:
  11. Tonya Gilmore

    Tonya Gilmore New Member

    The 4 cylinders have always got great gas mileage
  12. Jon

    Jon Administrator

    Just one more reason to keep them around! :thumbsup:
  13. ford-rocks3

    ford-rocks3 mudmudmud

    4 L v6 is awesome good power and the gas mileage is pretty good to!
  14. JKropetz

    JKropetz New Member

    4.0 is the way to go, granted they both have their problems, 3.0's have the water pump issues and the 4.0's have the timing chain tensioner issue, but dude, you should have gone with the 4.0 (cologne block) Somone once told me that its basically the same block at the 4.6MOD V8 but i dont know where they got it from because the cylinder angles are totally different....But, 4.0 is the way to go.. For instance, this morning I pulled my friends W200 '78 Club Wagon that was sunk half way up all 4 wheels and the rear brakes were seized to the drum. All 3 parties that were involved were shocked that the '02 XLT Ranger I own, was able to do something their full size Chev's and Dodge's Couldnt do.
    Last edited: May 1, 2009

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