Re: Burning Gas (Better Gas Mileage?)
Hey, I'm new to the forums, but this is a topic dear to me. I am pretty new to mechanic work, but I can tell you about my experience.
When I bought mine about 5 years ago, I was getting about 20 mpg in town, 23 on the highway. I had dipped down to about 18 in town, 20-21 highway over the last couple years.
Recently, I had a serious drop, caught it running at 13 mpg. After some debate about the problem, and an unwillingness to take it to a mechanic (I've caught every mechanic I've taken my truck to lying to me about several things, so I've taken up doing it all myself) I replaced the PCV valve and all 8 of my spark plugs as well as cleaning my throttle body.
After that project I was back up to 20 mpg as of today.
Want to clean the MAF but it appears the previous owner stripped one of the screws pretty bad, so I'll wait on it a bit.
PS I drive about 1100-1500 miles a month in my Ranger, so if anyone does have some extra tips for gas mileage, let me know.
2.3L Stock engine