Gas to diesel engine

Asked by Jnance2102 Mar 24, 2020 at 09:25 PM about the 1997 Ford Ranger

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 1997 Ford ranger that has a 2.3l gas
with a 5 speed manual transmission is there
a diesel engine that I could drop into it

3 Answers


It won't be a "drop" in conversion at all. Maybe a 4 cylinder Cummins or Kubota engine.


Check out the Ranger Station website. Maybe they will have some ideas.


I worked with a guy that put a Perkins in a Ranger but he said he would have been better off getting a 302 and putting it in. He said it was a total nightmare.

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 1,729 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $2,992.

Postal Code:

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    G A Arne
  • #2
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
154 Great Deals out of 11,579 listings starting at $2,240
Used Toyota Tacoma
35 Great Deals out of 1,612 listings starting at $1,038
Used Nissan Frontier
15 Great Deals out of 670 listings starting at $4,800
Used Chevrolet S-10
2 listings
Used Dodge RAM 1500
3 Great Deals out of 248 listings starting at $4,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
96 Great Deals out of 7,639 listings starting at $1,188
Used Ford Mustang
24 Great Deals out of 1,536 listings starting at $4,895
Used Dodge Dakota
54 listings starting at $3,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
14 Great Deals out of 1,272 listings starting at $5,900
Used Toyota 4Runner
26 Great Deals out of 1,207 listings starting at $6,888

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Ford Ranger For Sale
1,377 listings starting at $32,484
2019 Ford Ranger For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 187 listings starting at $28,900
2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
33 listings starting at $6,995
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
27 listings starting at $7,400
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
23 listings starting at $2,992

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.