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132,xxx, 2003, 2.3L, 5-speed
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136,xxx 1997 2.3L Only thing major done to it was timing belt about two weeks ago other than that just tune ups and oil changes
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i have a 88 2.3 that has 310,000 on it . i love you ranger
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about 20-22 mpgs in town
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115K on the clock. Still 25-26 in town, 28-30 highway.
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1996 stepside single cab, 2.3L, stick, 140k.... , I get 23-25 on the highway, No ***** in 5th going up a slight grade on the highway , anyone else have this problem?
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yea unless im going like 80 i gotta downshift to 4th, sometimes 3rd going uphill
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yea unless im going like 80 i gotta downshift to 4th, sometimes 3rd going uphill
Hahaha, yea it sucks when you got a semi passing you uphill!
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256,271 miles later and mine will still bark the 31s. Its 4th or 3rd gear up hills though. Gotta love the 4 bangers
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215k on 94 2.3L with 5 speed and stock size all terrain tires. Getting around 25mpg or so highway at 65-70mph. Haven't checked it in a long time. Need to downshift to 4th gear fairly often. I don't expect much from 112hp though.
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220K ish on some parts of my motor, 170K ish on others; mix-and-match turbo swap. 11psi on 89oct, and gets 21mpg all city.

i drive it like i hate it.
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1996, 2.3,five speed, with 84,500 im getting around 30 mpg
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Hahaha, yea it sucks when you got a semi passing you uphill!
Getting passed by a 18 wheel truck going up a hill...Fail !!!! hahaha
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I have been daily driving my '98 2.5L since December, and I keep a log.
I record
  • Miles driven(Trip)
  • Gas price
  • Diesel price
  • Gallons to fill up

I fill the truck up the same way every time, when the pump stops, I fill it till it stops again, and then do that again.

Here's a screen shot of a little part of the spreadsheet I keep updated
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The amount saved is the amount I save by driving the 2.5L instead of driving the 7.3L. It is based of of the mileage my 7.3L Powerstroke gets in the winter time. The 2.5L gets terrible mileage when its cold, so does my 7.3, but the warmer the weather gets, the more my mileage goes up.

In order to calculate the amount saved I took the MPG my 2.5L and 7.3L got during the same week/same weather, in December. I made that my baseline, and plotted my 2.5L mileage on a scattergram. I predicted the 7.3L would follow the same curve based on weather, just at a lower level. That's not completely accurate, but oh well, it shouldn't be too far off either. When my 2.5L peaks at 23mpg that means my 7.3L is possibly up to 16.5mpg, which may not be too far off.

As you can tell, I'm up to 23mpg in April, which I'll credit to the significantly warmer weather we WERE having lol.

My '98 has had a tune up, and I keep the tires aired up to 40psi. It has 4.10's and a 31spline Level 2 rear end, with 31" A/T KO tires
My 97 7.3L also has had a tune up, tires are aired to 45psi. It has 4.10's and 35" KM2 tires

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96 Ranger XLT 306,000 avg 28 to 30 mpg
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you gotta throw up pics of that beast that has to be one of the highest mileage rigs on this site
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My 98 2.5L 5 speed has 354,000 miles on her.

And I must need one hell of a tune up because I think I get 20-21 highway and maybe 17 city. Help???
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^either that or your motors shot lol
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^either that or your motors shot lol
I changed the front & rear O2 sensors regularly. No rough Idle and the little beatch sips gas. I drive it over 500 miles a week!!!!
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My 98 2.5L 5 speed has 354,000 miles on her.

And I must need one hell of a tune up because I think I get 20-21 highway and maybe 17 city. Help???
My 98 2.5 has 99.5K on it, and gets about 25mpg highway.
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my 99 has 112k on it, and i've averaged around 27-28. I'd say 70% highway 30% dicking it around town. But i really only drive it to my hockey games or on the weekend, and take the bus to work every day.
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Getting passed by a 18 wheel truck going up a hill...Fail !!!! hahaha
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Two bikes loaded. Had her pegged at 35mph in 3rd going over a pass. LOL
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^^ hahaha
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