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Old 08-25-2017, 12:11 PM
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No traffic its all back roads i drive on daily i started using higher octain gas and it seems to be getting better i have been using 87 octain
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:04 PM
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Just as an aside, I don't think any of the Ranger engines need it benefit from higher than 87 octane.

Did you work out your correct gas mileage yet?
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:25 PM
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this is how I do it fill your tank full then reset your milage to 0 drive untile near empty fill it up take how many miles you put on your truck and divide that by how many gallons you put in I must be blessed cuz hiway driving 65-70 mph I'm still getting 23 miles to gallon on 3.0
yea but it's still a 3.0 lol

Seriously though I have to agree with many others, I drive 60 on the hwy with a manual trans in my 93' which is a 4.0L mind you and the best I've ever seen is 22.4 MPG in combined city/hwy, while living in moderate city areas to desert/hilly areas of SoCal with 85-100* weather on avg.

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Just as an aside, I don't think any of the Ranger engines need it benefit from higher than 87 octane.

Did you work out your correct gas mileage yet?
Well, you should try your own method and advice and use a higher octane and lower octane for comparison purposes. I consistently get on avg 10-17 MPG more out of a higher octane fuel in comparison and by certain,. NOT all gas stations for that matter either.
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Old 08-25-2017, 10:25 PM
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Yeah some gas is a bit pants.

I'd question the cost for a tank of premium for only 15 miles more though?

This does make me think of something else; I can feel like a tapping through my accelerator pedal sometimes on regular acceleration and medium revs, I was wondering if it was pinging.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:12 AM
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well if I could proof it to the internet world on my 3.0 gas mileage I would cuz its no bs
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:48 PM
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Yeah some gas is a bit pants.

I'd question the cost for a tank of premium for only 15 miles more though?
in my case.. 16.3 Gal - tank on Standard Cab/Standard bed.

On vapors this morning:

15 gals at $2.90 premium = $43.50
15 gals at $2.65 Regular = $39.75

$3.75 I would cheat myself.. Call the federal Reserve.. Need to print more money !!!

Lmao.. People pay more for an energy drink or a coffee than that.. HELL, in fact I know people paying to kill themselves for $9.00+ for packs of cigarettes more than a few times a week.

When I smoked at least Winston 100's and Marlboro reds were $ .76 a pack. Then again.. Gas was only $ .86 for premium back then too..

Fuck.. NOW WE should all feel raped and pillaged!

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well if I could proof it to the internet world on my 3.0 gas mileage I would cuz its no bs
just giving you shit on the 3.0L brotha.. lol

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:17 PM
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Oh yeah, have watched people have the difference conversation before, for the tank it's really not too much.

Honestly curious if anyone else with a 3.0 can feel like a light tapping on their foot through the gas pedal when they are accelerating?
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:12 AM
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yes sometimes
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