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Old 09-10-2009, 02:44 PM
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I don't have a bunch of data yet, but, my 94 supercab4.0 4x4 auto got about 19 hwy and 12 city. So far the 02 4.0 fx4 supercab auto got 17.5 hwy and city unknown. :-(
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:33 PM
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okay, I've driven a half a tank so far w/ my newly acquired 00 Ranger. I'm averaging 16mpg. It's about 50% hwy and 50% in-town driving. I've been light on the acceleration when turning onto the highway, keeping the rpm's under 2500 as much as I could.

I'm hoping the tune-up/maintenance I do on it in the coming months will yield another 2mpg. I can hope can't I ?
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:08 AM
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I have logged every single mile I've put on my Ranger. I do this with all my vehicles. I always completely fill the tank, and run it down until the low fuel light comes on. Here are the numbers from my last 2 fill ups:

Trip - 351
Total Miles - 30888
Gallons - 17.31
PPG (price per gallon) - $2.60
Total - $45.00
20.28 MPG

Trip - 365
Total Miles - 31254
Gallons - 17.79
PPG - $2.53
Total - 45.00
20.52 MPG

Now I don't normally get quite so many miles per tank. Usually it's around 320-340 miles when I get gas. I have the 19.5 gallon tank, so filling up almost 18 gallons means I ran the gas down very low. However, regardless of how many miles I get on a tank of gas, I consistently get 19-21 MPG. And these numbers are for 100% stop-and-go city driving.
Well, you are killing me, granted I am not driving Mrs. Daisy but 330-350, is not even feasible at this point. I'm gonna keep trying, I end up having to deal with alot of jumping out into constant traffic from side streets. Here in KS people do not seem to know about the theory of common courtesy, they will completely block you in. It's not totally their wanting to be like that it's just most of them are too busy text messaging, talking on their cell, digging in pass. seat, or hitting the car in front of them. . . . .
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:08 AM
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^^^ Ummmm Dude, you REALLY need a sig
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:48 AM
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OK first tank of gas on my new truck was 494 miles with a 17 gallon tank = like 29 mpg on second tank now and and 700 on the clock and just about 3/4 of a tank to go till empty but i do all freeway in reverse commute so i put the nidle at 65 turn up the tune and Cruz i live 2 blocks from on ramp and where i work the off ramp runs wright in to my shop!!! so it is all freeway

PS. i have 410s in a 8.8 with a bone stock L4 2.3 an a 17 gallon gas tank
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:17 PM
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Well, you are killing me, granted I am not driving Mrs. Daisy but 330-350, is not even feasible at this point. I'm gonna keep trying, I end up having to deal with alot of jumping out into constant traffic from side streets. Here in KS people do not seem to know about the theory of common courtesy, they will completely block you in. It's not totally their wanting to be like that it's just most of them are too busy text messaging, talking on their cell, digging in pass. seat, or hitting the car in front of them. . . . .
The key word is "trying". You really do have to try to get good mileage. i have said from the beginning that it's hard to do. It's hard accelerate slow and refrain from punching it. It takes a lot of effort over thhe course of the whole tank of gas to get good mileage. To me, I almost make a gamee out of it. Each tank of gas I try to improve my mpg over the previous tank.
And Michigan drivers are probably just as bad....

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OK first tank of gas on my new truck was 494 miles with a 17 gallon tank = like 29 mpg on second tank now and and 700 on the clock and just about 3/4 of a tank to go till empty but i do all freeway in reverse commute so i put the nidle at 65 turn up the tune and Cruz i live 2 blocks from on ramp and where i work the off ramp runs wright in to my shop!!! so it is all freeway

PS. i have 410s in a 8.8 with a bone stock L4 2.3 an a 17 gallon gas tank
500 miles on a tank is outstanding, even for a 2.3
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:25 PM
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ya kinda sweet i think but at times i do miss the power of 8 cylinders
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:41 PM
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ya kinda sweet i think but at times i do miss the power of 8 cylinders
I've never owned my own V-8. I will eventually, though. I'm so sick of driving the Ranger so slow, I'm ready for a sports car. I didn't want to insure 2 vehicles, but I almost don't care anymore. I wanna go fast!!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:16 PM
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ya just watch for blue light specials lol
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:01 AM
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I've posted it before but I'll throw it out there again. My mean on tanks is about 273MPT and recently I've been noticing my mileage increasing. Now I'm reading 17.8-19.5MPG up from 15-16.8MPG. No idea what has changed, my best guess if purer fuel or better mixtures. I use 89Oct. 31x10.50/15LT BFG A/Ts 4.10 gear. 4.GOL with mods listed in my sig.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:11 AM
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I have always thought I get better mileage in my vehicles during the summer months because of lack of snow (resistance) and I don't run the fan nearly as much in summer because I'm more of a windows down instead of A/C type of guy. But I have heard that "summer gas" is a different blend that yields better fuel efficiency, but I have never bothered to confirm or deny that.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:07 PM
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The different mixtures of gas are not for gas mileage, they're for better lubrication and vehicle maintenance/up-keep during the differing seasons. Hot vs Cold, engines need different things in different amounts. This was explain to me by several idividuals who are in the oil products business. Also note that in any given season Gas/diesel you buy in Texas will be different than what is sold in the Dakotas. Likewise Cali vs Carolinas. Mixtures will vary, though you are most likely buying gas with at least 10% Ethanol. Best gas I've ever used is BP gasoline. I swear by that stuff and if it was offered in my city I would GLADLY drive out of my way to purchase it. Currently being stuck here I prefer Shell or if not available Exon over other brands such as Valero, which has be faulted in watering down their content and causing a list of engine problems in my area.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:36 PM
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Yea I would say avoid Valero like the plague. Some friends of mine were talking about it. It went something like the company is from So. America. Venezuela maybe and their president said he wanted to overthrow the US government. Bla Bla Bla If I recall the have two different names something like black diamond, shamrock, heck I cannot recall it was some time ago. But there gas is supposed to be crap.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:53 PM
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Mine is the XLT SUPERCAB 2.3l 4cyl 4x2, manual trans.

14 gallons (not so sure)
140,000 + Kms
100 % Stock

29-32 city 40-42 highway
This is all in Kilometers
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:00 PM
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well truth be known there is not much difference in the gas just more detergent in the summer.

all the gas companies are link in one way or another and you cant trust a company that clams they dint gouge us and yet thay post 13.9 billion in profit from one quarter that like 4 months witch =3.25 billion a month but yet they wont lower gas prices why?
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