How Many Miles Do You Have?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nathan, May 14, 2017.

  1. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    True dat! My son pulled the horn out of his 1999 XLT 3.0L. He did it specifically to get the throatier (is that even a word?) sound.
     
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  3. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    We are gear heads. If we know what you mean...It's a word LOL.
     
  4. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Awesome! Then you will know exactly what I'm talking about when I say "that red 'L' shaped thingy with the hook on one end that is right next to the hot oval box on the right side between the tires" right? LMAO :)
     
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...a third thing it does, as well.....it makes sure the engine sees cooler outside air.
    When I pulled the horn off the airbox on my VW, I didn't notice a power increase, only a sonic one.
    I then realized I was also pulling air from inside the engine bay, where the engine heat has more effect on the air the engine breathes in.
    That snorkel leading to the outside is actually giving you a slight power increase (cold air is more dense, allows you to "stuff" more oxygen molecules into the cylinder and a get a "better" burn out of the fuel, blah, blah, blah...).
    Never thought about the shape, though. That's pretty cool! -b


    Dean
     
  6. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    @DeanMk: That is also true of the air horn. The Rangers already have a cold air intake, which causes me to laugh when someone on one of the forums brags that he just installed a K&N cold air intake ($300 or so). The K&N unit actually turns your truck into a hot air intake, because of the design. But I digress; even with the air horn removed, it still catches the bulk of the air from the outside. I personally think the best bet is to leave the airbox alone... Ford did a good job designing it. :)
     
  7. Dalton38

    Dalton38 New Member

    103,000
     
  8. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Yeah, most cars these days have a cold air intake.
    You have to go back to the 70's to find one that doesn't.
    Might look "anemic", but its actually a power builder.


    Dean
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  9. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    219K on my 2000 4.0l OHV
     
  10. Jeff0266

    Jeff0266 New Member

    I'm the proud second owner of my 2002 Ranger XLT 4x4 extended cab. I know the first owner well and I was lucky that he took really good care of it. No off-roading or just doing stupid shit lol. I finally talked him into selling it to me after he hit 100,000 miles. It has close to 130,000 now and going super strong. I have never had it in the mountains,we have other vehicles for that and as most of you know,there is ALWAYS something seems to break in the mountains or if your lucky and get it home,you better inspect cause chances are something has developed a crack or a leak somewhere. I love my truck and wouldn't sell it for 7,500 hundred if anyone offered lol.
     
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  11. Tom Autry

    Tom Autry New Member

  12. PeteB

    PeteB Member

    198,000
     
  13. Airbourne

    Airbourne New Member

    Picked up my 2011 2 months ago. 4.0 auto 2wd ext cab. Turned 37,000 miles yesterday :)
     
  14. Tom Autry

    Tom Autry New Member

    Not even broke in yet ! Enjoy !
     
  15. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    37K over 9 years. That's a little over 4100 miles/year....I thought my mom didn't put many miles on her car. WOW!
    In 20 years that truck is still going to be PRISTINE! -b
     
  16. Airbourne

    Airbourne New Member

    Thanks guys, yea she's a good one.
     
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  17. James penrod

    James penrod New Member

    2000 XLT 2wd ,I had 211000+ then lost valve in #5 , was going to swap out motor when we found frame cracks. Could not get it welded ,so I sold it for parts
     
  18. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Sorry to hear about that James.
    Did it seem like the truck was abused at all, during its life?
     
  19. James penrod

    James penrod New Member

    I bought in late fall 2003 with under 10,000 miles, put it on road in 2004, after retiring with 38 yrs, the time since it was garage kept
    and serviced when needed, 4000 mile oil ,filter schedule. fuel system cleaner about every 4/5 fill ups. Spent all winter's in south
    2 winters in Corpus Christi, 4 winters in Myrtle Beach,next 8 years in Gulf Shores,AL lot of highway miles. texas was about 2300
    each way, myrtle was 1000 each way,gulf shores 1500 each way. I never "abused" it.
    not sure how first owner treated it, but they did not wash it down,it seems, in the winter as there was rust issues due to heavy use of salt
    on the roads up here in extreme new york state ,We are along the St. Lawrence river and that is border with Canada
     
  20. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    BINGO!
    That's the answer, right here.
    My dad taught me to make sure and wash under the car, as well as on top, because we salt the roads out here, too.
    Also, apologies if it seemed my post was insinuating in any way.
    I was just asking about the history of the truck.
     

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