98 XLT 2.5 MPG's
I've been looking around on the forums, and been searching for threads relating to MPG for the Rangers but it seems to be the 2.3 comes up a lot more than the 2.5l. It's a 98 XLT 2wd 2.5 w/ 4.10 gears, auto trans, and regular cab. I've filled up and calculated since i've bought the truck, and come up with 19.7 mpg's. It seems a bit low, i'm doing combined driving, probably a little more highway than city.
The air filter is good, MAF and TB is extremely clean. I pulled a few plugs and they don't seem to be terrible. They are the Motorcraft Platinums, with OE wires that look fairly new. It has 142k miles, and i'm using 5w-30 valvoline max life. Oil seems to look extremely clean and not dirty at all.
I've thought about replacing the o2 sensors, and maybe the plugs first. I know the shocks need to replaced, but I don't think it would affect the MPG's that much? But I want some of your guyses thoughts on this. So any input would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!