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Old 03-14-2010, 09:34 AM   #26
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RUST lots of RUST, Frame rust, bed rust, more rust
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:11 PM   #27
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add in that control arms seizing, evap problems, gastank recalls, etc
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:20 PM   #28
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RUST lots of RUST, Frame rust, bed rust, more rust
my friend bought an 86 or 87 nissan pickup truck brand new and still has it...its 2wd and has over 200k on it...but it has too much rust for it to pass inspection...otherwise its still great mechanically
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:35 PM   #29
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my friend bought an 86 or 87 nissan pickup truck brand new and still has it...its 2wd and has over 200k on it...but it has too much rust for it to pass inspection...otherwise its still great mechanically
New england winters are hell on all cars. I live in the desert
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:01 AM   #30
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Rust is the main killer of these trucks. The frames turn to dust if you look at them wrong in the northeast.

The engines are damn near indestructable. A friend had a 92 2wd hardbody that we beat the everlivin **** out of all the time. We even had sprayer nozzles mounted in the top of the rear wheel wells and a washer tank behind the seat. You'd push a button, it would wet down the tires, and a nice little redline clutch dump in second would get things going.

Another friend had a 4x4 one that the frame rotted out on. If you slide a 5/8 sheet of plywood between the bed and the cab and run carriage bolts with big washers through you can turn it into a "unibody" and keep it going for a while. That truck took a pounding in the woods.

My neighbors took a good condition 720 out for destrution runs in their woods. They had recently logged the woods, so there wasn't really any trails left, just slash and skidder ruts. I found the grill to the truck in the middle of nowhere, they had just been going cross-country with the truck. I helped pull it out of one of the mudbogs left from logging, the water pump was the farthest forward part of the truck, literally sticking through the radiator. Both front control arms were bent so the tires would rub on the cab when you turned. They used it for hauling firewood for a while before they junked it. All with no coolant. Any engine that can put up with that kind of abuse gets approval in my book.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:03 AM   #31
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I work at nissan dealership so im alittle basis. But Ive seen quite a few hardbodies over 300k
and still running strong. Ill check on monday and give you the right answer about the fuel injection question.

Find out anything yet?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:42 AM   #32
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Man, a friend of mine got one of these for free about 8 years ago. His sister bought a house, and the truck was in the driveway with the keys in the ignition and the title on the seat with a not that said" this comes with the house". She didn't want it, so he took it. It was an older one, maybe a 87-88, and it had a 4 speed manual and zero options. They got it with about 170,000 miles on it, and it had well over 300,000 on it when it exploded. He never ever maintained it ( I mean, it was free!) and he beat the ever living crap out of that truck for years! It finally died because it blew the head gasket probably because he never changed the coolant or did any other maintenance.

C/N: If you buy one and take care of it, the only thing that can stop it would be either the truck rusting out or the sun going supernova.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:02 AM   #33
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Awesome! im currently looking for a 94-97.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:15 AM   #34
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i want a first gen tacoma REALLY bad but some of these ford rangers you see are about 6 years newer with wayyyyy lower miles for about half the price

anyone have a "newer" ranger? thoughts?
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:30 AM   #35
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I too work at a nissan dealership... Im the service manager...

the newer frontiers have hosts of issues all the time.

ugh. them and xterras, I HATE EM!
All I have to say it 4.0L timing chains. My first one took 12ish hours. Now I'm down to 5 hours.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:31 AM   #36
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All I have to say it 4.0L timing chains. My first one took 12ish hours. Now I'm down to 5 hours.
I don't think the chain was ever done on my brother's Ranger with 433k miles.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:38 AM   #37
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sorry I totally forgot Ill get tomorrow.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:41 AM   #38
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Bought an '88 nissan 4x4 ext cab with the z24? motor (dual sparkplugs) in '96 with 100k miles. Sold it 2 years ago with 300k miles. Never really had a problem that wasn't caused by my stupidity. Truck is still doing daily duty around town Mine was practically indestructable.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:42 AM   #39
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I don't think the chain was ever done on my brother's Ranger with 433k miles.
They have chain tensioner problems. The plastic guides craps out around 60k-80k. Warranty pays like 5.6 hours and customer pay is 11 something.
plus $300 in parts.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:44 AM   #40
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Ok so in 1990 they switched from the Z24 engine which is the one with 8 spark plugs and fuel injection at the throttle body (basically an electronic carburetor) to the KA24 which is port injected and has 4 spark plugs. The Z24 motors have alot of problems especially with head gaskets. The KA24 motors are pretty strong. I would stick with those.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #41
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cool, thanks man......
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:33 PM   #42
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Here Is "The one".... I think. Dude wants $3,000 132,000 miles zero rust five speed.... What say yee? Good deal or walk away?
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:04 AM   #43
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Cant see pictArs at work.

Whats the details? Model year, options etc...
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:14 AM   #44
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$3k I think I would go for it as long as everything worked and worked well. Thats a much cleaner truck than you would find around here for that price.
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Whats the details? Model year, options etc...
1993,Interior is very bare bones. no power anything basically but very clean no rips or weird stains after market cd player oh and no tachometer. 132,000 mi Five speed trans. the dude selling it said it needed some carb work????? it accelerates just fine but sputters like its gong to stall when slowing down.

from what i understand the ka24 in 1993 is port fuel injection RIGHT? so that was a little weird.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:48 AM   #46
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Does anyone know when the timing belt on an '02 ranger should be changed?
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:54 AM   #47
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It'd help if you told us which engine it has, sparky.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:59 AM   #48
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It'd help if you told us which engine it has, sparky.
1993 only came with KA24 4cyl and 3.0L V6....no?
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1993 only came with KA24 4cyl and 3.0L V6....no?
Sorry, that was for MikeCee. I should've quoted him
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