What goes in this hole?

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by Mark K, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. Mark K

    Mark K New Member

    So we tore this engine (96' 3.0) apart 2 years ago and rebuilt it, but there is a threaded hole in the left side of the block just behind the timing cover and we don't know what is supposed to go there. I am guessing it may be a pipe threaded plug. Can someone help me out here?

    If you need a picture, I can upload one.
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    Mark K

    Mark K New Member

    No replies, is this a good forum or just a bunch of punks?
  4. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    Not bunch of punk here, Mark K. I believe those bolt hose for from casting of the blocks. You got to have a way to move it around on the line.
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    Mark K

    Mark K New Member

    This hole is about 3/4" diameter, you can see the crankshaft.
  6. Mark Ripplinger

    Mark Ripplinger New Member

    I'm not sure what it's for, but if you can see the crank, I'm betting you just need to put a plug in it, sealed of course. Sorry I can't be more help, but nobody seems to answer on this forum.
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    Mark K

    Mark K New Member

    Thanks Mark, their fingers are probably too fat for the keys.
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  8. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    Hummm.. Freeze plug came off?

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