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Old 12-30-2010, 06:23 PM
jack7481 jack7481 is offline
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Default need adavice on 03 ranger 4x4

I just bought a 03 ranger 4x4 xlt,when I bought it the dealer told me he changed the oil in the motor diff. trans and did a tune up but I just get 16 city!.I would like to get 18 or so - as far as the dealer goes I don't belive he did all that, and I just get 16mpgs,so I will change oil in the motor and diffs. the tranny oil was changed and a tune up and hopefuly I get a little more for my money at the pump maybe a tuner also. oh it has the stock tires and 45,700 miles. Do you guys think it will get a 2mpgs gain?.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: need adavice on 03 ranger 4x4

I definitely suggest changing the oil and filter. Dealers tend to put crap materials on during their "maintenance". I'd be all over the bottom of that truck making sure transmission fluid isn't leaking anywhere too.

As far as MPG's go, how well does the truck run?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: need adavice on 03 ranger 4x4

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I just bought a 03 ranger 4x4 xlt,when I bought it the dealer told me he changed the oil in the motor diff. trans and did a tune up but I just get 16 city!.I would like to get 18 or so - as far as the dealer goes I don't belive he did all that, and I just get 16mpgs,so I will change oil in the motor and diffs. the tranny oil was changed and a tune up and hopefuly I get a little more for my money at the pump maybe a tuner also. oh it has the stock tires and 45,700 miles. Do you guys think it will get a 2mpgs gain?.
What motor does it have..3 or 4 Liter? Auto or manual transmission? Check the air filter..though unlikely a really dirty one can cause worse gas mileage. Cheaper than a tuner are the plug-in modules that show real-time mileage (amongst other things) which can aid you to maximize your mileage. That alone could give you the 2mpg gain.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: need adavice on 03 ranger 4x4

It has the 4.0 auto trans and it runs good it also had a k&n FAI and magna flow muffler single pipe.As far as leaks under the truck it's clean! oil pan, tranny and diffs. I just would like a few more miles.
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