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Old 02-17-2011, 05:09 AM
Coyjw Coyjw is offline
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My gas milage sucks im getting 167 miles from a full tank.

I do this to find out my milage. 17(fuel) divded by 167 (miles travel) = blank

I got fuel at 170 so that divded by 17= 10

I have a 95 ranger 3.0 auto 4wd with 160787 on the odom.

My questions ar

1. I have a exaust manifold leak on the driver sidits a small leak my shop guy told me would the unequal pressure contribute to the poor mpg?

2. The reaon why the gasket hasnt been replaced is because the thread and nut are heavly rusted and they would snap before they would turn and would require the motor to come out and to have the holes retaped.

The tranny is slippin at 30 and 60 mph I changed the fluid and new fliter and put some lucas tranny stuff in their to help with the slippage but even under light acceration I can still fill the slip.

Would it make more sense to pull a motor and tranny from a junk yard to fix this problem?

My mechainx said it would be about a grand to pull the motor and retap.

If I pulled a motor and tranny my self what years should I look for?

at my local junk yard a motor is 189 and a tranny is 90


Than you very much guys and gals for reading and trying to help me with this issiue.


Than you very much guys and gals for reading and trying to help me with this issiue.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:06 AM
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Have you done a tune-up on the engine thus far? If not, you may be surprised at what your plugs may look like.

As for the trans, at that mileage, you're probably close to asking for a rebuild. If it's still going down the road and not completely affecting driveability, i'd give it a little more time. But if you feel the need to swap transmission, try and find one from a similar year and engine size, with less than 80K miles. Keep an eye out on Craigslist as well for recently rebuilt transmissions.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:49 AM
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I think the tranny slip is what your main problem is. See how much it would cost to get a tranny from the junk yard.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:11 PM
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it is 4wd... so it might just suck regardless of what you do.

But a better way to do gas milage is wait until your next fill up. zero out the trip odometer. Next time you fill up devide miles traveled including .01s by gallons pumped including .001s.

Do this for 3 or so times and averaqe them out. You will get a very good picture of what you mpg is.

Remeber if during one of those time you go on a 120 mile hwy only roadtrip you might want to just throw that data out.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:40 PM
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SEAM-FOAM THAT SUCKER!!. Im not saying it will completely fix everything. But if your truck is from 95 then you must have a shit load of carbon build up in your engine. The sea-foam will clear most of it out and let your engine breath better. Thats my two cents.
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