PLEASE HELP! I have a 3.0L flex fuel engine that I need to replaced! on 1999 Ford Ranger

Can I use any 3.0L engine or only ranger? Can I use non- flex fuel and could I use an engine from a aerostar, taurus, or sable? If I can use the other engines what would I have to change over. I'm really in need of getting my truck running as quick as possible without major headaches. Thanks for your knowledge and experience!

by in Clinton Township, MI on August 20, 2010
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ANSWER by on August 21, 2010
A Flex Fuel motor is a Flex Fuel Motor, the Fuel Injectors and Camshaft profile are pretty different from a gasoline engine, so I would be hesitant to switch engines. How about taking out your flex fuel motor and fixing it? A good engine machine shop should be able to fix it for less than you would have to pay for another engine, even a used one.
COMMENT by on August 21, 2010
Thanks for the advice! Save me a lot of frustration. I have another question... the engine rusted because coolant got into the engine...can it still be machined. Under $1000+-? I'm kinda new at this stuff.

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