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Old 02-10-2011, 05:39 PM
88ranger89camaro 88ranger89camaro is offline
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Default 2.3 Low MPGs

my 88 ranger with a 2.3 gets only about 15-16 around town, maybe thats perfect but IDK

160k
new distrb/module
new e3 plugs/wires
new TPS
new MAP
new O2
new fuel filter
new timing belt
cleaned injectors
new air filter
new vac lines (no leaks)
timing correct
no cat

any ideas??? or am i doing good as it stands now
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 Low MPGs

try an intake cleaning, like seafoam. could have a bunch of carbon crap on your valves suckin your mpg away
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 Low MPGs

how long has it been since a routine maintenece been performed?
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:54 PM
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oh yea been sea foamed and all that stuff thats new is under 4k old, i would call most of that routine maintenece

oil was about 1300 ago
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:56 PM
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so that means, oil change, plugs, wires, filters. and all that?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:17 PM
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oh yea all thats under 4k
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:21 PM
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ok i found out it should be 24 city 28 highway, im almost getting half of that..... so any more ideas
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:12 PM
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anyone????? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!



i was thinking maybe buy new injectors??????

oh a lil update, the timing was a lil retarded, so i fixed that, it may be gettin a little better by the look of the gauge according to miles, but its not by much if any, tops of 17 if i had to guess

i dont baby it like a grandma going out to church on sunday, but i do not raw hyde it also, basicly average take offs, about 5mph over the speed limit, no hard braking
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 Low MPGs

tire pressure? I doubt it would make it that low, but would be good for a few, depending the pressure level.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:38 PM
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tire psi is good.............im lost at what to do

i have hooked up a vac gauge and its good to

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:44 PM
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Timing could be off.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 Low MPGs

my 99 2.5 only musters 17mpg mostly city. It runs tip top, and the tires are properly inflated. I attribute it to being underpowered. The poor little engine has to try too hard.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:23 PM
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yea im thinkin that to, but i was gettin 18 at one time, with it running like a turd....... go figure
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