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How are the cylinders numbered on a Ford V6?
The distributor rotates clockwise on Ford V6 and straight 6-cylinder engines, and also clockwise on Ford 2.0L and 2.3L four-cylinder engines. The cylinders are numbered in sequence starting with the #1 cylinder going towards the back of the engine on each cylinder bank (see illustrations below).
Is the Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 a good engine?
The Ford Duratec 3.0 V6 is a reliable engine. In fact, due to its reliability, it was widely used in many Ford vehicles for decades. The Duratec V6 engine is simple in design and not the most fuel-efficient, but it still had a low number of complaints and issues.
What kind of engine does a 2002 Ford Ranger have?
Three engines are available, two V6 engines and a four-cylinder. The 2.3-liter four-cylinder with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder is rated at 135 horsepower and 153 foot-pounds of torque. The 3.0-liter V6 is rated at 154 horsepower and 180 pounds-feet of torque.
What is the firing order for a V6 engine?
Straight-six engines typically use a firing order of 1-5-3-6-2-4, which results in perfect primary and secondary balance. V6 engines with an angle of 90 degrees between the cylinder banks have used a firing orders of R1-L2-R2-L3-L1-R3 or R1-L3-R3-L2-R2-L1.
Is the 3.0 Ford Ranger reliable?
My 06 sport 3.0 Ranger is the most reliable, dependable and simple vehicle I have ever owned. It was made solid and designed to last. I got it used 2 years with about 18k miles for about 11700 from a dealer. It is now over 100k and over 15 years old and still runs great and reliable.
How do I get more power out of my 3.0 Ranger?
How to get more horsepower from a Ford 3.0L
- Remove any unnecessary weight from the vehicle.
- Keep the vehicle’s tires properly inflated.
- Keep the wheels aligned, and maintain shocks and struts.
- Use the recommended Ford fuel.
- Install power pulleys, bigger exhaust, additional air intake system and/or filter.
How much horsepower does a 2002 Ford Ranger make?
Used 2002 Ford Ranger Specs & Features
|Horsepower||207 hp @ 5250 rpm|
|Torque||238 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm|
|Turning circle||43 ft.|
Is the 2002 Ford Ranger reliable?
Edmunds rated it a 4.4 out of 5, as did Cars.com. Perhaps the first three had on rose-colored glasses. Consumer Reports certainly disagreed, giving a strong dissenting vote by scoring the 2002 Ford Ranger with a three out of five for reliability and only a one out of five for owner satisfaction.