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Old 12-31-2012, 03:26 PM
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So I have a 95 Ranger with the 2.3L engine and manual transmission and I think I've been getting terrible gas mileage. I've been averaging 18 mpg. As far as know the rest of my truck is fine. I've recently replaced the thermostat hoping that would help but it hasn't.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:27 PM
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18 city or 18 highway? And it is a truck after all.....

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:30 PM
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Don't know if that is or is not good mileage with the 2.3L engine, but the thermostat is part of the cooling system. Probably will not impact the mileage one way or the other.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:31 PM
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18 mpg combined driving, buy mostly city.


I've heard of people averaging about 22 mpg city though.
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18 mpg combined driving, buy mostly city.

I've heard of people averaging about 22 mpg city though.
With the 2.3 lima or duratec?

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:39 PM
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I don't know the difference between 2.3 Lima or duratec
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I don't know the difference between 2.3 Lima or duratec
Duratec is 01.5 and newer it's dohc compared to the 2.3 lima which is Sohc and they used it from 80 something until 98

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:42 PM
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I think the people I've heard getting 22 mpg have the duratec engine.
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Yea they are more efficient

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:48 PM
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Yes I have the durance and I get around 25 mpg it's about the same city or hwy

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Gas mileage

I had 95 XLT Four cylinder stick and consistently got 20 mpg and didn't drive it to crazy that was all city stop and go. This was with now working gas gauge...ouch! But daily commute only had to run to work once or twice

Can anyone tell me what you are averaging in 3.0 v6 automatic?...Just got this truck running and think I will miss the four banger.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:08 PM
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Most 3.0s are getting 16-18

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:13 PM
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Most 3.0s are getting 16-18

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Those are the 2wd ones at that....most 4wd ones are in the 14-15 range in the city

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Gas mileage

Ugh for sure will miss the four banger stick but oh well upgrade is nice as all the gauges in this truck work!
Any ideas to improve mileage in this model?...Still have tune up to do and replace air filter etc.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:19 PM
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Ugh for sure will miss the four banger stick but oh well upgrade is nice as all the gauges in this truck work!
Any ideas to improve mileage in this model?...Still have tune up to do and replace air filter etc.
Thanks for the replies.
That's all you can really do

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