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Old 03-09-2013, 08:07 AM
RockLee801 RockLee801 is offline
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I run sea foam through my tank all the time, I was always told that in older engine that we're not a always maintnenced correctly that sea foam can sometimes remove more "stuffs" and clog the oil filter.
I'm sure there is already a TON of information very SPECIFIC to Seafoam on the forums already, but as far as increasing fuel economy it seems to be one of the easiest and cheapest methods from what I've researched.

Seafoam Pros/Cons to MPG:
Cons:
Whether it's in the fuel system/gas tank or the crankcase/engine/oil, Seafoam WILL do its job and loosen/clean deposits. This *CAN* be bad depending on the age/condition of the vehicle *ONLY* because those same deposits *CAN* be artificially acting as seals themselves before being removed, or those deposits can plug things up (like fuel and oil filters) after being loosened.

Pros:
In short: a cleaner, more efficient/effective/healthy engine and/or fuel system ---- which leads to longer vehicle life and BETTER MPG.

I plan on keeping and maintaining my truck until it is ABSOLUTELY DEAD. With that said, I firmly believe that anything "negative" that Seafoam could possibly do to my truck would have eventually happened anyway, and I'd simply be addressing an issue sooner that I would have come across anyway.

Otherwise, nothing "major" happens, and my truck just continues to run equally or more efficient over the continuing years

I haven't tried it myself yet, but I look forward to it as a GOOD INVESTMENT, and I'll let people know how it turns out when I get closer to my next oil change. I will most likely join the thousands of devotees of the Seafoam product, with MPG being only ONE reason
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:48 AM
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You could get lighter rims, it'll help with power & mpgs. However not sure on how much improvement it'll make, but it 'should'.

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I'm sure there is already a TON of information very SPECIFIC to Seafoam on the forums already, but as far as increasing fuel economy it seems to be one of the easiest and cheapest methods from what I've researched.

Seafoam Pros/Cons to MPG:
Cons:
Whether it's in the fuel system/gas tank or the crankcase/engine/oil, Seafoam WILL do its job and loosen/clean deposits. This *CAN* be bad depending on the age/condition of the vehicle *ONLY* because those same deposits *CAN* be artificially acting as seals themselves before being removed, or those deposits can plug things up (like fuel and oil filters) after being loosened.

Pros:
In short: a cleaner, more efficient/effective/healthy engine and/or fuel system ---- which leads to longer vehicle life and BETTER MPG.

I plan on keeping and maintaining my truck until it is ABSOLUTELY DEAD. With that said, I firmly believe that anything "negative" that Seafoam could possibly do to my truck would have eventually happened anyway, and I'd simply be addressing an issue sooner that I would have come across anyway.

Otherwise, nothing "major" happens, and my truck just continues to run equally or more efficient over the continuing years

I haven't tried it myself yet, but I look forward to it as a GOOD INVESTMENT, and I'll let people know how it turns out when I get closer to my next oil change. I will most likely join the thousands of devotees of the Seafoam product, with MPG being only ONE reason
My same thought process on doing high rpm shifts, if something is gonna break, might as well have it break now then baby it and it come up later. (Engine Wise)

My view on high rpm shifts is as long as my engine is warmed up to temp, and is in correct working order then it can't hurt it. No point in babying it since the engine is designed to be able to rev that high. And since my rad is only 1-2years old it shouldn't over heat due to it. Also knowing your fluids are at the correct level helps as well. And since my engine oil look almost new @ oil changes & it doesn't burn any it should be fine.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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you have to mod your ranger to increase MPG. You can however restore lost MPG as close as possible as when it was first driven off the FORD Stealership LOT.

This is what you got to do:

CHANGE THE DIFF FLUID!! No Joke change it I bet is black as phukkkk.
New Motorcraft Plugs and wires.
New Oxygen Sensors all of them.
Drain and fill Manual tranny - Mercon V.
New thermostat.
Drain and fill fresh antifreeze.
New air filter.
New fuel filter.
A new lighter weight battery.
Siphon Out and fill power steering fluid a couple of times use Mercon V.
GET AN ALIGNMENT IM DEAD SERIOUS.
New Front WHEEL BEARINGS IS A MUST to RESTORE lost MPGS.
Use tires with a gay looking tread (non aggressive looking) for low rolling resistance, inflate to 35PSI.
Use a lighter right foot.
You can also install lighter wheels (MOD).
You my buddy you have to stop drinking beer everyday and lose weight. (will free up maintenance money)
Exercise to lose weight to get healthier and lower the weight the ranger has to haul.
DONT TAILGATE YOU LOSE MPGS THIS WAY IM SERIOUS NO JOKE.
Fresh engine oil and a new oil filter.

What else....
New pcv valve, clean MAF sensor, clean throttle body, clean IAC.... hmmm wutelseee...
hmmmmmmm dont haul around obese people in your ranger......

hmmmm wut elseeeee oh yeahhh one final one.

Get a life so you dont talk about MPGs with people. I absolutely dislike people that have the MPG conversations, its dumb because they want mpgs but usually are anal people that try to log shetttt. If someone actually cares about their vehicle and actually is anal about maintenance on any of their own vehicles mpg conversation would not come up.

Enough Said. Gotta go and beat the jerky.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:48 PM
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Couple of things wrong here

1. Get the hell of this tread, I don't want to here your negativity.
2. It's a thread about mpg modding, if u don't like having the mpg talk then don't post on this tread
3. Everything you said was basically mentioned in above comments.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:14 PM
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If the shoe fits put it on.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:17 PM
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You could get lighter rims, it'll help with power & mpgs. However not sure on how much improvement it'll make, but it 'should'.

My same thought process on doing high rpm shifts, if something is gonna break, might as well have it break now then baby it and it come up later. (Engine Wise)

My view on high rpm shifts is as long as my engine is warmed up to temp, and is in correct working order then it can't hurt it. No point in babying it since the engine is designed to be able to rev that high. And since my rad is only 1-2years old it shouldn't over heat due to it. Also knowing your fluids are at the correct level helps as well. And since my engine oil look almost new @ oil changes & it doesn't burn any it should be fine.
Higher rpm shifts is just faster wear and tear, but the engine is desinged for it and it shoukdnt break anythink, just wear oit the atual enhine block out faster, all the pistion rings ect. Might need an overhaul 20, 000 to 30, 000 miles sooner but I cant see much more than that. I just dont for mogs sake lol.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:29 AM
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UPDATE I cleaned my MAF sensor and I noticed a considerable difference in power through all the gears.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:58 AM
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I noticed an increase in power after I did a complete tune-up. I don't think any of the fluids had been changed since the truck was new! (Everything was still motorcraft)
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:50 AM
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UPDATE I cleaned my MAF sensor and I noticed a considerable difference in power through all the gears.
Great to here that,
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:25 AM
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Seems MY peg leg Ranger gets about the same fuel mileage as a 64 ChevEl Camino with a 4 barrel 327 into a Powerglide and Posi (Ltd Slip) rear.
The 4 cylinder 93 Pontiac Sunbird (front drive) gets better fuel mileage than the Ranger.

Not sure what "modifications" would improve the Ranger fuel mileage/performance apart from replacing it with a better or foreign model.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:23 AM
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What year is your ranger? 4cyl I'm assuming?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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