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John
08-24-2011, 07:05 PM
What kinda of gas milage does a 302 get when put into a Ford Ranger?

Rango88
08-24-2011, 07:09 PM
I cant say from experience since I dont have a V8 but I hear its about the same as the 4L SOHC. so between 16-21 MPG on average.

knightmare1015
08-24-2011, 07:57 PM
What kinda of gas milage does a 302 get when put into a Ford Ranger?

It really depends on wether it's a carbed or efi motor, The 2 that I rode in were carbed but they got around 22 to 25 as long as they didn't stand on the throttle.



I cant say from experience since I dont have a V8 but I hear its about the same as the 4L SOHC. so between 16-21 MPG on average.

Close Andy but no cigar my friend. 22 to 25 with a carbed motor as long as they didn't stand on the throttle, and I shutter to think what efi will net you in terms of mpgs. The 2 buddies I rode with that had done the V8 conversion calulated their mpgs right in front of me after an evil addictive ride and that was what it came out to, 22 to 25 mpgs. Of course that is with Edlebrock Thunder AVS carbs with around 750 cfms. Twin carbs on each motor is what they used.

nicksranger01
08-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Not sure about a ranger but my buddies 92 mustang 5spd 5.0 gets about 24 mpg if he's nice to it and that's an efi i figure it cant be much different then a ranger

Rango88
08-24-2011, 08:29 PM
i stand corrected lol

rangerwheelinmike
08-25-2011, 09:21 AM
i get like 16 -18 with 373s and 36s

John
08-25-2011, 06:42 PM
All right thanks for the info guys

JGiddy
08-26-2011, 09:06 AM
That angers me. Its pretty ridiculous that they do better than the 4.0 and many of the 3.0's. Kinda defeats the purpose of getting a V6 now doesn't it

Clinton
08-26-2011, 09:08 AM
That angers me. Its pretty ridiculous that they do better than the 4.0's and many of the 3.0's. Kinda defeats the purpose of getting a V6 now doesn't it

Then come to pa and help me pull 2 from a yard for the both of us!

JGiddy
08-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Then come to pa and help me pull 2 from a yard for the both of us!

You got the plane tickets and freight truck to get it back to CA? I'm there lol

knightmare1015
08-31-2011, 07:36 AM
That angers me. Its pretty ridiculous that they do better than the 4.0 and many of the 3.0's. Kinda defeats the purpose of getting a V6 now doesn't it

Tell me about it man. The newer V8's that are out now really get me down because they push alot more weight around and yet they get better mpgs than I do. That is just plain wrong to me man.

Bowz
08-31-2011, 05:42 PM
I have a 98 ranger with a 97 EFI 302 out of a mercury mountaineer and with 3.73 and 31's and AWD i hover actually around 26 mpg.. and thats straight piped K&N filter. Some different headers and a tune I've been told i could see around 24-27mpg depends on the conditions and humidity and how hot the truck gets.. last calculation though I did was 26mpg though.. and if you figure why the V8 conversion does better on gas I'll give an example of why.

Bigger engine works less to move small truck :laugh: engine doesn't work hard, engine doesn't burn gas as fast. You figure if your v6 takes so much time to get up to 60mph then you roughly calculate how much load that engine has to go through and how much gas it can burn getting there. Less load = less work = less gas

rangerwheelinmike
08-31-2011, 10:23 PM
wate right now i have 3.73s and 33s with 97 5.0 awd straight piped and k&n and i get like 17 or 18

Bowz
08-31-2011, 10:56 PM
wate right now i have 3.73s and 33s with 97 5.0 awd straight piped and k&n and i get like 17 or 18

:dontknow: I know i can do an entire 6-7 hour trip on one tank a gas.. depending on hills.. maybe its because i live out of atlanta where hills really don't exist..