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    Airbag code 46?

    It's a seatbelt issue not an airbag issue. Something wrong with the seat belt pretensioner or wiring. Or it was deployed and never replaced.
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    oil preference/recommendation

    Oh I realize it's a million to one probability. But it's always been one of those dumb things in the back of my head. Not really any rational argument... but eh... I use femco.
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    Reductive Design... from Ford CEO

    So pull the fuse and put a broken one in... And my statement stands, rangers aren't expensive enough for thieves with the tech knowledge or tools to steal them even want them. If you have those tools you steal expensive cars...
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    oil preference/recommendation

    Look at the femco ones. They are no lower than the factory drain plug and no lever to open.
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    Suggestions?!

    Do you have torsion bars or coils?
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    oil preference/recommendation

    These things always made me nervous, not that I've ever heard anyone complain about them but something about just having a lever to drain the oil makes me uneasy.. I like the femco ones that have a cap, and then you screw on the hose to make the oil start draining. Still no tools required but a...
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    oil preference/recommendation

    Lucky **** I work on gravel, and I believe each stone was personally sharpened by satan himself.
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    oil preference/recommendation

    How dang big is your bung hole that you cant get a sample container under there quick enough... :icon_rofl: Their instructions not mine. https://www.blackstone-labs.com/information/sampling-procedures/gas-sampling/
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    Reductive Design... from Ford CEO

    Pretty hard to steal a 98+ ranger locked or unlocked. You might get your stuff stolen out of it but PATS is a damn good anti theft system. Some people can't even get their own trucks to start with it. :ROFLMAO: I never lock my doors, I'd rather have them steal my loose change than brake my...
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    oil preference/recommendation

    The blackstone instructions say NOT to do this. Take the sample halfway through the draining process. If you do it as soon as you open the plug you can get sediment/sludge in the sample which will ruin the test.
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    Reductive Design... from Ford CEO

    I pull the ABS fuse when it snows. In dry weather, rain, or ice it's a great feature. But in snow I find it utterly useless and just increases stopping distance. I've always considered just adding a switch on the fuse circuit so I can turn it off and on quickly as needed.
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    oil preference/recommendation

    Beat me to it!!!
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    My 2005 model's dome light functions intermittently.

    May wanna back up a bit before digging into the SJB.... have you simply opened up the light and checked the ground and connections for corrosion?
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    oil preference/recommendation

    I hate oil discussions but I will simply state this. I send samples to Blackstone and ran Mobil 1 5w20 for the first 6 or so years. Tests showed slightly higher than average copper and iron wear. I then switched to pennzoil ultra platinum 5w20 (super cheap on amazon) and subsequent tests showed...
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    2003 Ford Ranger XLT

    "Undercoated" Aka the frame is rotten....


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