Re: [DMCForum] [OT] Ranger engine not made by Mazda
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Re: [DMCForum] [OT] Ranger engine not made by Mazda


Thanks for the info! Looks like my little truck isn't as "furrin" as I
thought. :)


Jon Heese wrote:
> Farrar:
> Actually, the only 3.0L engine that has come in the Ranger (and the
> Mazda B3000) is the same 3.0L engine that came in the Aerostar and the
> Taurus (excluding 96-04 Tauruses which have the optional 3.0L 24V
> Duratec motor).  It's actually made by Ford, not Mazda, with a block by
> Sherwood Metal Products and intakes made at the Essex Casting Plant (the
> namesake of the 3.8L V6 they cast and which was offered in 92-95 model
> year Tauruses).  The company's model name for the engine is the Vulcan
> and it's a 12-valve single overhead cam design.  It's been offered in
> the Taurus and the Aerostar since 1986 (day one for the Taurus).  It
> replaced the 2.9L engine that was previously offered in the Ranger in
> 1993.  Your 98 could have either the 4-speed or 5-speed automatic
> tranny.  For more on of the history of the Ranger, check out
> For a little more on the Vulcan, check out
>  - Jon Heese
> '95 Taurus GL

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