On a 2.3 L engine, why did they lower the compression when they changed to FI from carburation

10

Asked by Mar 22, 2014 at 06:35 PM about the 1985 Ford Ranger S Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

From info I've been able to dig up. (84 2.3L carburetor has higher compression) when FoMoCo changed to fuel injection (85) they lowered the compression ratio.
WHY???

2 Answers

98,565

EPA regulation change in 1985, they did it to pass emission standards.

25,325

Yup. Most likely to cool combustion temperatures and lower Oxides of Nitrogen.

Your Answer

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,320
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    830
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,175 Great Deals out of 181,307 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,271 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang
760 Great Deals out of 41,955 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 799 listings starting at $4,995
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 492 listings starting at $4,000
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 357 listings starting at $4,290
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 416 listings starting at $2,999
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 288 listings starting at $1,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.