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Old 09-06-2011
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I have an 02 with a 2.3L that is coming up on 102K. I'm getting 23 MPG around town.
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500k miles??!!?? did you rebuild the engine to do that?
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'93 5sp 199k, +/- 25mpg. Half city half hwy driving.

Only maintenance has been plugs/wires, air filter, oil changes, and timing belt at about 180k. Air still blows cold.
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167k on my 94. i get about 18 when i drive it like i stole it and i pull about 27 highway.
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My 94' 4.0 liter that I just put a standard in was getting about 17 with the automatic and now im getting 20. makes you feel good to do something to a truck and it pays you back
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even though its only a few miles less haha
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im reading through here and i seem to be getting worse mpg than i should. i have a 1999 b2500 5spd and i get about 20mpg in the city and 17 on the highway.. what can cause that?
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98 XLT, 2.5 liter, 5 speed, extended cab: Just turned 230,000 miles on a multi-state road trip with fuel mileage from 22-29 at 70-75 mph. Truck receives routine maintenance, replaced radiator, new brake pads/rotors at 150,000, new rear brake shoes at 180,000, and still on original clutch. However will soon replace upper/lower ball joints, tie rods (primarily due to lack of factory grease zerks). and control arm bushings.

Am considering a three inch lift using spindles and rear shackles/Explorer leaf springs.
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04' Ranger 2 WD, 5 Speed, Reg Cab just hit 99,000 today and I'll get 32+ MPG on the high way. The only things I've done are a K&N air filter and Bosch Platinum Four spark plugs.
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Just turned 157,000 on My 97,and aside from replacing the front and rear main seals,it runs great with normal maintenance.I still seem to get around 270 miles per tank of fuel..(yes,I ran out of gas at 285 so I take no chances,lol).The fuel gauge has not worked since 2000 after I put injector cleaner in the tank,so I use the tripmeter.The MPT's (miles per tank) don't seem to change regardless if it is city or highway driving.
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Just swapped out the 14x7 stocker rims with 15x8 chrome smoothies w/baby moons and 235/75R15's,so We'll see if that changes.....if You see Me on the side of the road....You know it ran out of gas....hahaha
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Old 10-18-2011
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Over 200k so far and still going
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2000 2.5 had 278,000+ when it broke it's second timing belt. Sat in the driveway for 2 1/2 years right where the tow truck dropped it off. Replaced the belt a few weeks back and is back on the road again. I have no idea what the gas mileage is, never bothered to check.
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2003 with 234XXX
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2003 252K miles, only mechanical part been changed is alternator. Still have factory brakes, clutch and timing belt.
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2003 252K miles, only mechanical part been changed is alternator. Still have factory brakes, clutch and timing belt.
Have you had the truck since new? What do you mean by factory brakes? There is no way you still have the pads from the factory. If you still have the factory timing belt, you need to get that changed. Your running the risk of hurting your motor since that thing has to be worn and the likely hood of that belt snapping is increased.
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Yes, bought it new with 3 miles on it. Factory brake pads and rotors(drums in rear as well) Yes the chain is over due, and plan on it next spring. Pads also still have plenty of pad left. and clutch still grips hard.
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How do you still use factory pads with 250,000? Where do you find these pads that never wear out?
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They wear out, but the truck has spent most of it's life on interstate, and used the gears to slow down, just brakes for the complete stops, and ut oh's. like 3 deer, 2 turkeys, a tire roll out in middle of interstate, and getting backed into by a much larger truck.
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My 2001 2.5L has only 95K on it, but my Dakota on the other hand is at 495K, original engine and transmission, neither one have been rebuilt or been taken apart. Still running strong.
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1996 2WD 2.3 4 cylinder
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Ive seen this thread with all the other motors, but how many miles do you have on your 4-banger?

'05 2.3 DOHC here, at 66,473mi. so far.

Feel free to add your gas milage as well, just to make all the other guys jealous!

28mpg average, and I beat on it!
98 XLT 2.5L, my pops bought it brand new in 97, sold it to me in 06. I bought it with 69k, I think I'm at 106 right now. If i treat her right she'll go 25 years easy.

My mileage is pretty crappy though, I average about 240-260 depending on traffic and how I drive on my tank, which I think is 14 gal?
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97 2.3 Manual, 196447
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New to Board :) 2.3L 4CYL 5-Speed Manual

2.3L 4CYL 5-Speed Manual

My first Pickup. 1997 Ranger. Just bought it last week it has approx 127000.

They said it just had rebuilt head., and its in pretty good shape for Motor Mechanically. Also transmission is alright. Every now and then it seems like if I put in reverse it has short grind cause It doesn't go in but that could be anything. Maybe cause I'm new to it.

I will take some picture tomorrow and add them to my thing.

Yea the 2.3L is pretty slow for my liking but It probably Has lots of torque, I'll have to fill the bed of the truck to see about the HP/torque ratio. PLZZZZZ be good!!!

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