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Old November 6th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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I am about to swap out the 2.9 in my 89 ranger to a 4.0 out of a 92 ranger. I was just wondering if anyone has done this swap? Do you have any tips? Thanks
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Old November 6th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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your gonna need the PCM, fuel pump, wiring harness, radiator off the 4.0 truck. however it should just bolt in.

what trans do you have?
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #3
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I am using my stock 5 speed untill I find a M5OD
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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I put a 4.0L in my old '88 after I blew the 2.9. It's pretty straightforward. About as easy an engine swap as you can do. Your stock fuel pump will work fine, there's no need to change that. As long as you have the PCM, wiring, radiator and exhaust it will be pretty easy. Good luck on trying to get that trans to last though.
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I am not worried about the trans when it breaks I will find a new one
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Old November 8th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #6
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The wiring is not just a plug in. It requires some splicing. Otherwise there is nothing to it.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #7
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Yes as everyone else said, the wiring and computer is your biggest thing to get in there, however the 4.0 is based on the original 2.8l which was then bumped up to the 2.9l. The 4.0 is just a stroked 2.9, so keep it around if you need any quicky parts off it.
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