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Old 02-24-2012, 10:32 AM
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So I like my Ranger, I think it looks good and I've gotten many complements on it. I purchased it because I like trucks and driving trucks, and they are very useful for where I live and what I do. I kept my half ton for when I need to do big truck jobs, and I got the ranger for light truck.use and daily driving. I figured I would get at least a lil better than the 13-15 average of my big truck. I purchased the 3.0L flex fuel ranger because it boasted the engines big V6 capability in a small more fuel efficient package. My first 2 gas tanks I averaged around 18mpg and I was fairly impressed. My next one I got 16 and gave it to our cold weather. My 4th tank average was only 15, and I gave it up to pulling a somewhat heavy trailer. Now I just filled up again and averaged my last tank, 12.15MPG!!! I don't think I could drive with a lighter foot and the truck seems to run fine. All but 1 of these fill ups the truck was completely empty. I do mixed driving daily too with little to no off road. And I know I know. Not another gas milage thread, but what the hell is going on with my fuel econ??? I would be better off at this rate driving my big truck!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:33 AM
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yup. rangers suck on gas. as stated in a 198475-1475-39847513409875-1571-845 threads.
they are underpowered for what they do
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:01 AM
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this is why many ditch their Ranger for a 150. more capacity, better hauling, towing, better MPG. the 3.0 is the worst culpret of all.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:09 AM
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It cost money to drive a ranger tho!!! lol
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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So far in my 2.3 5 speed I'm getting about 24 and that's mostly city.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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Yikes! Automatic? That sucks! I get 19-20 with my 94. Manual trans.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:40 AM
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5.0 ohv and I get average 18 best was 25 no joke. About what my 2.5 got when it was in it and needless to say I don't take it easy on it for fuel efficiency. get about 300 miles a tank
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:43 AM
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Ya...mines a auto. Like I said my 1/2 ton. 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT Laramie SPORT with the big 360ci magnum engine is getting 13-15 average and it is alot more truck. My ranger was getting 18 average now it is much worse, with no change in how it is running. I just don't know, I'm thinking I should b kicking myself for not getting the growly more powerful 4.0l if I'm going to get bad gas milage. Any suggestions on what to check about my problem? And also like I said above, sorry for another MPG thread, don't kill me for posting this, I'm just worried something is wrong
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:51 AM
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Biggest thing over looked is fuel filter in driver side frame rail and then just try normal tune up
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:08 PM
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the real question is how could one's overall mileage drop that drastically over the course of just a few tanks of gas? Going from 18 to 12mpg should take years, not weeks. Unless those 18MPG tanks were because it was mostly freeway driving and those other tanks were way less in MPG because it was city driving. That would make a whole lot more sense...

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Old 02-24-2012, 02:40 PM
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? If you ran e85 that stuff is junk change filter and just run gas other than that i don't know
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:58 PM
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E85 is cheaper to fill up but your mpg sucks. They say you get 3 to 5 mpg less that stuff burns hotter so if your ride ever starts on fire you better run.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:56 PM
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my 98 was getting around 15mpg put seafoam in the tank getting 19 now.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:56 PM
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No it is the same driving i have always been doing. And and right when i got it (first tank of gas) i did an oil change, tranny service, coil, plugs wires, and a air filter, so it did get a tune up...
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:08 PM
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Try the fuel filter next
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