I just bought a 1996 Ford Ranger with a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder 2 wheel drive with a 6' box from the original owner
Anyways, it was in fairly good condition when I got it. Pretty clean, no noticeable annoying/non-working things, besides it looks like the original owner did not do much if any maintenance, almost everything under the hood is diiiirty.
So I'm trying to fix up and get it back to best condition possible considering.
I checked the tire pressures, and set them all to 35/35, and replaced the air filter when I got it, but it is still terrible.
I ran a bit of seafoam through the intake manifold hose to the brake booster, some in the gas tank and some in the oil before changing it out for synthetic.
I also changed the plugs and wires and gapped them, and removed the intake tube behind the fender that was connected to the air filter housing.
But the truck still gets terrible gas mileage, even when I first brought it home. I just drove about 60k give or take a few k and burned through almost a 1/4 tank of gas. about half to 2/3rds of a quarter tank.
The engine has 140,000k.
The cat/exhaust look original.
Any tips or hints would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!