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Old 07-21-2011, 06:05 PM
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I have a 3.0 L v6 and get 450 to a tank. For a small engine and good driving this truck sucks on gas. I just don't understand why it uses so much. Just curious what is it being used up on. ( just a curious question ) . I love this truck and will never give it up because i know it will always be reliably and last.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:07 PM
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I have a jeep 4.0 on 32's..And you think you have it bad..
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:31 PM
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i WISH i got 450 to a tank. i get about 300 if i'm lucky.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:47 PM
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If you get 450 miles on a 17 gallon tank, you RULE! Are you going downhill in both directions? I got the same engine in my Ranger and get just short of 300...and I am seriously trying to hyper-mile it. Are you talking about Kilometers?
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:49 PM
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He's in Canada. He is definately talking about kilometers. In which case, it sucks. Before my lift & tires, I was getting 600KM to a tank.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:50 PM
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damn dude!!! i want 450 milees to a tank! i only get about 307 and i have 3.27 gears!

but then again i dont do any highway drving its all rural up and down hills
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:51 PM
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I see like 250-300 with a 4cyl. You're not doing bad at all...
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:58 PM
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o wait he's from canada its all in kilometers

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he's only gettin 279 miles to a tank
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:12 PM
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i only get 230-240 to a tank

cant wait to get my 87 on the road
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:36 PM
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Quit bitching, I get like 150 max if that sometimes 165 miles and I fill up at Hal or a lil under a half. Lowest I let it get was 1/4 a tank and I think I was at like 180 maybe, I get 13.5 mpg
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:51 PM
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damn brett my 4.0 gets 21-23
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:01 PM
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Yours is also 5 speed and normal rims and tires lol

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:08 PM
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Why do 3.0's get horrible gas mileage? Two reasons that I see. OHV design, as well as lack of updated technology.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:58 AM
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Ok, so I did the calculations. 450 Km is about 287 miles. A mix of street/highway, that is about 17 miles/gallon. That is about spot on with what a 3.0 V6 gets in the Ranger. Mind you, I have 255/55/18s on the truck. Same ride height, but more contact with the road.

I am NOT trying to say it's great or even mediocre. In fact, it's crap compared to what they could do. Top Gear UK: Clarkson drove a V6 Twin Turbo Jag from Basel to Blackpool on one tank of gas and averaged 45+ mpg. I get half that on the highway trying to do an eco-drive.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:57 PM
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I agree it is lack of technology and OHV design but with all those factors at least it is realizable and will last.
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