WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?


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I power washed the mold off of mine. Been sitting for a while. Nice to see some familiar faces again.
 


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I let the inlaws take it to Ikea... looks like they were spending some money...

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I took the heads off and found more omens of doom.
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I picked up fuel line to extend the front diff vent after last weeks escapades.
 

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put new drum brake hardware on. Turns out I had the return springs switched in the wrong spots on each side. Still worked, but not great
 

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Got into it like normal then pressed the brake and it felt a little lower than normal but not enough to cause concern so I started it, :( The pedal went right to the floor. So knowing I just blew a brake line I released the pedal and pressed it one more time to insure I could find where the line blew. The long rear brake line that runs from the RABS valve to the rear blew at the bend coming out from the frame to the soft line.

"OK no biggie" I said to myself, because I've done many lines before how bad can this one be? turns out quite easy if you use copper nickle line.

While I was at it I replaced my right front brake hose because outer casing was dry rotted and I had the part here already, why not do it since the truck will already be up in the air right? Well on that thought why not the trans fluid change also, really take advantage of it being up so it is all done. But I do have a concern with the trans fluid amount that came out. I put 2.6 ish quarts in but got just just 1.4 quarts out. IT did look really old, brown, and had a slight burn smell to it, not like an automatic that the service wasn't done bur mild smell. Figuring it was never done but the loss is where I'm concerned because I am getting quite a bit of an oil spot under her. Thought it was a rear main leaking now I'm curious if the trans seal is leaking also or only.

Trucks back on the road same day with other concerns on the mind....
 

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Drive it to the Costco food court for lunch. There was a hot chick working there by the name of Asia. I thought her name was the shortened version of the name Anastasia which Russians pronounce as Anna-sta-see-ah, or Ah-sya for the shortened version. That wasn't the case. Her parents were on crack and gave her the name of a continent. Anyway, she got really offended because she thought I was calling her Ass-ya.

Why would anyone call their kid Ayzh-ya? Anyway, correct pronunciation is below:

 

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Drive it to the Costco food court for lunch. There was a hot chick working there by the name of Asia. I thought her name was the shortened version of the name Anastasia which Russians pronounce as Anna-sta-see-ah, or Ah-sya for the shortened version. That wasn't the case. Her parents were on crack and gave her the name of a continent. Anyway, she got really offended because she thought I was calling her Ass-ya.

Why would anyone call their kid Ayzh-ya? Anyway, correct pronunciation is below:

You tried too hard. Next time, play the “typical American redneck” card.
 

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Dang fastpakr… were those new pistons or did you just re-ring it?

Kinda looks like dirt or carbon behind the lower compression ring.
 

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Pistons were original but the bores were fully checked and in spec, just needed to be honed. Everything was tested and balanced together, then new rings and bearings installed. The issue was loss of oil pressure because of a clogged pickup. That goes back to the mess of pulling the cam with the block in the chassis and at some point apparently leaving the engine uncovered. Didn't realize I'd done that, but that let some bits of leaves get into the pan and they got sucked into the pickup tube.
 

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I remember you saying that... I guess the real question is... do the other 7 pistons and cylinders look just like that one?
 

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Not sure - I wasn't intentionally inspecting them as I pulled. This was just the last one to come out and I saw it immediately. There's a definite raised point on the edge of that one though, so there's certainly going to be damage to the bore. At a minimum, I'll be paying a shop to clean the block, bore 8 holes, and a new set of pistons. Figure in the extra to balance it... That's going to add up quick.

Tempted to just find a functional low mileage shortblock from another vehicle. Toss on my cam and heads and call it a day.
 

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Not sure - I wasn't intentionally inspecting them as I pulled. This was just the last one to come out and I saw it immediately. There's a definite raised point on the edge of that one though, so there's certainly going to be damage to the bore. At a minimum, I'll be paying a shop to clean the block, bore 8 holes, and a new set of pistons. Figure in the extra to balance it... That's going to add up quick.

Tempted to just find a functional low mileage shortblock from another vehicle. Toss on my cam and heads and call it a day.
351 time...
 


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