I am done with Ford ranger

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Ok guys,y’all make sense,I do tend to baby it some,although I have ran it hard but not that much,I’ve never drove it in sport mode,I’ll try it out and see,it is under warranty so I’ll just drive it and not worry about,we’ll see what happens,I hope I never have any trouble.
will a catch can help with this?
That last question was ambiguous!
It might help with your anxiety, but not likely any help with reducing gas in the oil.
Even those who have catchcans don't install them for that purpose.
In fact if a catchcan restricts Crankcase ventilation it could make it worse, if it doesn't then it just won't help.
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I just took it out,got it to operating temperature,put it in s mode,wow!
very impressive,i romped on it about 4 times,the last time I hit 105mph and it was still climbing,I thought it shut off about 99mph?
anyway I usually only drive it on weekends,Friday,Saturday,Sunday.
15-20 miles one way to town,I guess that’s considered a short trip.
what do you guys suggest,keep hammering on it every time I drive it?2-3 times each day!
 
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I would say I put on around 130 miles a week or more
 

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2019 with 30,000 issue free miles.

Where is the dipstick anyway?
Tranny don't have one why should the engine. If it ain't smoking or leaking it must be full. :crackup:
edit: 2019 32000 plus miles never an issue.
 

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At over 50K miles and the gas in the oil issue stopped around 15k-20k if I remember correctly. Just break the engine in, give it a good run once in a while in Sport mode and enjoy. Honestly as time has shown, this is merely an ant hill, not a mountain.
 
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should i check the oil level in about 2000 miles? I’ll probably change it then anyway
 

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I would say I put on around 130 miles a week or more
I do approx 300/wk. Not counting extra 700mi round trip every other month. Would be good candidate for testing longevity/reliability. Well I guess we'll see how she does in the long run. Only 3800 miles on it now
 

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Changed the oil at 4127 miles,because the level was already coming up and smelled like gas,put 6 qts in it which put it a hair below the top of the hash mark on dip stick,now at 1052 on the fresh oil it’s right at the top hole is which is the maximum oil level!
so sad for such a nice riding pickup
Just shy 20K on 2019 Lariat and no gas in the oil smell... thank goodness
 

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Changed the oil at 4127 miles,because the level was already coming up and smelled like gas,put 6 qts in it which put it a hair below the top of the hash mark on dip stick,now at 1052 on the fresh oil it’s right at the top hole is which is the maximum oil level!
so sad for such a nice riding pickup
I stopped by yesterday at the dealership and see what's up with my truck. Been there 1 week. Its sitting outside. They put a call into Ford's hotline and have not heard back from them yet. They say they don't know how to fix something when they don't know what is causing the issue. Apparently what they did on the one and only other Ranger leaking fuel into the oil did not resolve the problem and resulted in them buying the truck back. I told him (the svc mgr), if you have a conversation with them about it you can tell them I'd just assume they buy it back or trade me for an F150 Lariat or above or an Explorer ST.
When you win a lemon law in Florida you have your choice of them buying it back or exchanging it for another vehicle of equal value. I know neither one of those vehicles I want are of equal value but who knows, Ford might just pull one out of their hat and do something like that.
Anybody have experience and/or opinions on the Colorado? I know absolutely nothing about them, no I could join their forum to see what they all say about them.
 

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31k on my 19’ Lariat. I change the oil every 5k with synthetic oil. For the most part I drive like an old man but once in awhile I open it up! Zero issue. Zero gas in the oil. Drive it. Change the oil on a regular basis and you’ll be fine!

Or go buy something else.
 

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anyway I usually only drive it on weekends,Friday,Saturday,Sunday.
15-20 miles one way to town,I guess that’s considered a short trip.
what do you guys suggest,keep hammering on it every time I drive it?2-3 times each day!
The most important thing you can do is make sure the engine is fully up to temperature before you drive it hard. The next most important thing is adhere to the oil change intervals (if not half it if you don't drive the truck as much). Good, fresh oil, is very important to the Turbocharged engine. 15-20 miles is good as long as you're not stopping and going in traffic or letting the engine Start-Stop itself during that time. I say drive it 100 miles every weekend and enjoy that class leading power. Let the motor rev up and go through the gears. You don't have to give it WOT every time, but just let it rev. Also dare I say, use 91 octane fuel if you don't mind spending more. Premium fuel has more additives that keep your motor clean on the inside. A vehicle that doesn't get driven as much could benefit from it. Oh and BTW, the 2.3 makes MORE power with 91. TFL truck has a video that shows the difference with just 91 octane. They estimate up to 20+ more just with running 91 or higher.

I know Ford quotes the Ranger's power with 87 octane. They do the same for all their truck gas engines. My 2019 Coyote V8 truck always ran like crap on 87. Pinging. Slight surging at part throttle. Felt a bit sluggish for a 395 hp engine. Put 91 octane on it and BOOM! What a difference! Smoother, more responsive, zero pinging even under heavy load. That sucker would race up to 115 mph (speed limited) in a heartbeat! It was nothing short of a Hot Rod truck. The Ranger is similar. It really is a Hot Rod truck and so easy to get more power out of it.

These newer Ford engines, especially the turbocharged ones have every performance add on Ford knows. The 2.3 EB is the same motor they put on the Mustang that is rated at 315 hp. Yes ours is tuned for torque. But it still the same hardware. This is why Ford Performance has a simple software upgrade for 91 octane fuel that adds 45 more hp!!!

Drive that truck and enjoy the turbocharged power.
 

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OCL. Interesting. The Ranger does not seem like a city vehicle from your opinion. Wow 15 to 20 miles to warm up. 100 miles every weekend.
 

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OCL. Interesting. The Ranger does not seem like a city vehicle from your opinion. Wow 15 to 20 miles to warm up. 100 miles every weekend.
Probably depends on where he lives. I live in the foothills of Cali and it takes my truck all but 5 minutes to warm up in winter. Any longer and I’m just wasting gas
 

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Probably depends on where he lives. I live in the foothills of Cali and it takes my truck all but 5 minutes to warm up in winter. Any longer and I’m just wasting gas
How's the 6G Ranger motor going to be affected by the new PHEV system. If you have a commute within its range the motor will be used even less.
 
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