Discussion in '1989 - 1992 Ford Ranger' started by scrollerguy, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. scrollerguy

    scrollerguy New Member

    My 97' ranger has 22,5,000, miles on it. It runs and drives nice, I have been mechanic for 50 years and don't hear anything except a bad wheel bearing.

    Should I be concerned about the engine?

    I also have intentional tremors, so it makes everything I do difficult, being 73, I'm not what I used to be.

    Any Ideas?
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  3. OP

    scrollerguy New Member

    That was supposed to be 225,000 Miles
  4. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    I had a 96 4 cyl. It had well over 200,000 when I sold it. Never burned oil. Change to
    high mileage oil and run it. Those engines are terrific.
    PS Sold it 2 years ago and I still see it around town.
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    My '98 has the 2.5L 4-cyl (stroked Pinto engine with bigger valves and ported heads). It's pushing 185K and it runs great. I can push 3rd gear to near 70 mph if I want (but don't do it unless absolutely necessary).
    Still gets about 25-26 mpg and starts every time.
    Clutch feels like crap, but that's a stupid throw out design (everyone has the same complaint with that).
    Doesn't leak any oil, nor does it burn any. I still run 5W-20 in the winter and 5W-30 in the summer.
    The NAPA filter for this one is a 1516.
    ...and to answer your question, no. If it runs fine and doesn't burn anything, don't worry about it. A lot of the little engines made these days are capable of some pretty high mileage numbers, with normal maintenance.

  6. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    I actually had a 72 Pinto with 2 liter engine. flow through design. carb on one side exhaust on the other.
    I raced it at the drag strip F experimental. Headers 2 bbl carbs. The clutch was the week sister but the
    engine ran for ever. Never did go bad. Raced it & drove it everyday. Great Engine.

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