Re: 1999 Ranger 3.0L At what milage should a timing chain be changed, what dammage can it do
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:31:49 GMT, "Dick" <email@example.com>
> stopped wearing his colon as a hat and wrote:
> >I am in Hawaii on the Big Island Kona side.
> >I recently bought a 1999 Ranger 3.0L. At what milage should a Timing
> >Chain be changed, what dammage can it do, if it breaks? Must it be done
> >the dealer? What difficulties are there in a do it yourself replacement
> >Timing Chain
> Why do you want to change it??
> >Some local mechanic was saying that at 50,000 miles Forf Trucks had
> >Chain breakdowns and urged me to ask the ford dealers about it.
> That'll be a really good giggle for the dealer... In other words,
> the mechanic is full of shit. The 3.0L should exceed 200K miles
> on the stock timing set, my fathers Sable with the 3.0L Vulcan got
> broadsided by drunk at 325K miles, the engine/trans was put into
> an '89 Taurus, which still runs. It don't go anywhere (tranny died)
> but it runs well...
> > I did but a secretary answered and promissed 2 weeks ago someone would
> >back to me and no one has.
> They're still laughing, I imagine....
> > last week I called back, I was told it will be
> >done as part of a package service at 60,000 miles, I asked if the Timing
> >Chain alone can be replaced instead of a package, how much did the chain
> >cost, was it plastic or metal, if I myself wanted to do the work, and
> >no one called me back as promissed. Can anyone help me with this?
> Sounds like you're too paranoid about this vehicle breaking down,
> possibly you should try *not* worrying about this timing chain, drive
> the truck, and enjoy yourself...
I do not want to take it off, was told by what now seems a jerk, who claims
to be a Ford Mechanic that the chains are made of plastic and break causing
unbeleivable damage, He said he read it about the Fords of my Truck's
vintage. He urged me to ask the dealers about it, so I did.
I am thankfull that you think it is horsemanoure and will enjoy the truck,
which runs like a Top and gives me 30 miles/gallon going up and down 1500
feet climb each day and that is quite pleasing to me. the ride is so
pleasurable I am glowing now for 30 days I have owned it 2nd hand with
51,000 miles on it.