1986 ford ranger turbo diesel 5 speed factory 4d55t 4d55 mitsubishi manual
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Ranger
- Trim: XL Cab & Chassis 2-Door
- Year: 1986
- Mileage: 150,000
- VIN: 1ftcr10e9gud19663
- Engine size: 2.3 diesel
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed Want to buy? Contact seller!
1986 Ford Ranger
Selling my project 1986 ford ranger with the factory mitsubishi 4d55t turbo diesel and 5 speed manual transmission. Truck does run and can be driven but ive only driven it up and down my street a couple times. please read the complete ad before asking questions. Also check out my video on youtube. youtube.com/watch?v=CMsxeLYca60
I purchased this truck not running last November from a seller that was less than honest. After receiving the truck I found the timing belt had slipped and caused the valves to hit the piston which caused thecamshaft caps to break, a rocker arm also broke when that happened. I was able to track down new caps and had the rocker arm welded so I could test the engine.
I assembled the engine and truck ran fairly well but bogged down above an idle. I found the lift pump was bad and I installed a new one. Engine takes throttle now and sounds good when running.
So the engine is running and the transmission shifts (but the shifter is loose). Clutch feels normal. oil pressure is good, oil does not have coolant in it, charging system works, glowplug system works but is on a toggle. Engine seems to start well when cold but I am in texas so cold is 45 degrees
So the needs list- needs a water pump, the bearing is out in this one and it makes noise above 3k rpms also leaks. Id recommend replacing the rocker arms with ones from a newer 4d56t engine that are roller rockers available on ebay. Valve cover needs a new gasket. Some of the wiring has been modified over the years and should be gone over.
The body of the truck is another story. I planned on pulling the engine and I recommend the next owner buys it with the same intentions. I have the title but it is in 2 owners ago name and is from kentucky.the body is rusty with dents, and the rear window and tailgateare missing. There is no radio. The tires hold air but are not in good condition
When I have driven the truck it seems low on power. I have never driven a truck with this motor so im not sure what to expect but it feels underpowered at the low rpms ive driven it at. The turbo is spooling and you can feel an increase in power when it spools up.
Only other things I can think of is the gas tank is in the bed. A tank strap broke and I didn't feel the need to replace it. also the return line nipple at the fuel tank has a pin hole that leaks slowly. Does not come with a battery
I am selling this to complete another project I have that is a lot closer to completion. I am willing to deliver it within 150 miles of 76706 or I will do what I can to help with shipping.
If you'd like to talk email me your number and ill call when im free. Thanks for looking