it uses a 1/4 tank just to drive a few towns away, just driving around town today for about an hour i used up the whole $20 i put in my tank.
its a 4cyl ranger not a built v8 mustang, come on.
the muffler that i just put on is turning weird colors because its getting so hot.
i know its lifted and has 32's, but thats no reason for it to run like it is.
and to top it off, it threw two codes at me.
i know 1443 is the evap system, i thought it was fixed, i bought a new purge valve, flow sensor and hoses.
the only thing i can think of is the locking gas cap, but its a stant cap that i just got a few months ago, i don't see how that would cause a problem..
the second code is 0171 (bank 1 to lean)
idk whats up with that seeing as its running super rich.
im about done with the thing, i would love to finish it and make it 4wd.
but with it sucking down gas i can't even save any of my money that i make.
well I absolutely love my truck but hate my ENGINE. Which Im pretty sure you do as well but Im throwing a P0174 and I cant f@cking figure it out for the life of me. I do have one suggestion My truck was running pretty sluggish and after I power sprayed the under body and engine one morning it was a completely different truck. I finally realized what 4.88s and 285/75 are all about. I believe in all my mudding trips that the dirt had worked its way into the brakes and now I realize that something was really wrong. I bring this up because I know you went mudding recently and I really thought that I had gotten all of the mud a debri away from vitals but I obviously did not.
Good luck and I hope you figure it out because I see alot of guys selling there trucks recently and I hope it doesn't come down to that for you especially after all that work.
2005 XLT 2WD
K&N 63series Aircharger
3" PA Body Lift
3.5" Fabtech Spindle Lift
2" Fabtech AAL
8.8 Explorer Swap With 4 disks all the way around
16x8 Mickey Thompson Locks
285/75/16 BFG MT
Future MODS: SAS in the works 81' waggy D44 High steer
I would check the brakes like Maurice said. I had the same problem as you a little while ago after I put new drums, shoes, and hardware on the back. I was getting terrible gas mileage and poor acceleration. I ended up putting a new wheel cylinder on the passenger side because it wasn't going in all the way so the shoe was in constant contact with the drum. She runs like a champ now.
I have the same problem, 20dollars=1/4tank=~4gallons=20-60miles(depending on lights and traffic). For the highway its 100-150miles.
My father's Ram 1500 gets better then I do, and its has 4 doors and AC! Unfair.