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I have a wrecked-totaled 2000 ranger with a good 3.0 engine.

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I have a wrecked-totaled...

I have a wrecked-totaled 2000 ranger with a good 3.0 engine. the eighth digit code is

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

My original message was cut short as I hit the wrong key in error. my question is will an engine code V will fit in and perform in a truck which the engine code is U. the V code truck is a 2000 ranger , the engine is a 3.0. the U code truck is 2002 ranger with a 3.0

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Did you not get my question? will the engine swap be compatible

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Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 7 months ago
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Hello, I am Randall. I am working on your question now, I will return shortly

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Ford Mechanic: Randall C, ASE MasterTechnician replied 7 months ago

Ok, as you may? know the different is the vin V is a flex fuel engine and the vin U is gas only. Yes, 100% they are interchangeable. You will NOT be able to use the vin V as a flex fuel as the computer etc not setup that way but can do the swap and use gas only in the vin V engine. Now,, I must add, its a 50/50 as to how well it will run, Most times it will run just fine, The reason? the fuel injectors are different. I would suggest one of 2 things. Either swap over the injectors OR swap over the complete intake manifold with injectors. Your call. Otherwise you will be fine with the swapover

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