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Old 05-11-2008, 09:50 PM
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i run a 03' ford ranger 4.0L manual, and it is more than enough...ya eventually i see myself probably burning out the clutch, but if you know how to work it, you can make it last longer...it has PLENTY of power for what i need, pulling my one mower, but i have pulled over 2500 pounds with it, and it still had alittle to give.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:44 AM
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Im about to buy a Manual V 6 1999 F 150, Reg cab, long box. 2 wd.
Would this be enough to tow around a 12 foot trailer no prob?
Also what would manual be like in the lawn industry?
Any help would be great.
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The V6 in '97-'00 seems to have some problem with gasket or something that you have to get it done. As far as towing, 12' trailer with those equipment you listed on you signature, it is cake walk. Automatic is good cause it does not require skill or know-how to tow, but manual you have to be good at clutch and how to...it is cheaper to operate a manual than an auto. Automakers don't make money producing manual truck, that is why they only make them with base model and charge automatic with higher trim model. Me, my friends all of us have towed with stick for years almost 10 years without any of tranny problem cutting grass and we only have Ford 2.3L and 4.9 L, so anyone said that manual is not good capable enough is hogwash.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:35 AM
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im going to make an offer tonight. but there are other trucks im looking at right now.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:19 PM
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As long as the parking brake is adjusted correctly go for it. I'd rather drive a manual trans then auto and day of the week, espically when it comes for towing!
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:46 PM
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As long as the parking brake is adjusted correctly go for it. I'd rather drive a manual trans then auto and day of the week, espically when it comes for towing!
Same here.

The 4.2 is a decent engine I wouldn't worry about that... Granted its no 300.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:39 AM
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ahh, a little change of plans.
I went out and bought a 95 f 150
straight 6, 4.9 litre, ext cab 2 wd
automatic as well.. ill let you know how it goes. seems good so far. minor oil leak thats it....
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:06 AM
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The 4.9 is a great engine.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:10 PM
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yea so far so good, still a solid oil leak..
Anyone any input on installing a body lift 3 ''?
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yea so far so good, still a solid oil leak..
Anyone any input on installing a body lift 3 ''?
I am not a fan of lift kits. If its a work truck think of what it is going to take to load tools or whatever into the box of the pickup.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:09 PM
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ahh, a little change of plans.
I went out and bought a 95 f 150
straight 6, 4.9 litre, ext cab 2 wd
automatic as well.. ill let you know how it goes. seems good so far. minor oil leak thats it....

expecting 300k out of it! Oil leak, is it leaking out of oil filter socket? Make sure u use oil filter wrench to tighten it, most of 300-6 has this bad spot, only filter wrench will solve.
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