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MPG question

How many miles are you guys getting out of the 17 gallon tank? I've got 130 half / half highway/city miles on the clock and I'm just below 3/4 a tank, is this normal / above average / bad?
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last timee i checked i got 210 miles outta my 4.0
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last timee i checked i got 210 miles outta my 4.0
This is the 2.3 forum
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i know i was just letting you know.
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I don't know what I get now since my odometer is screwed up and with bigger tires. I did previously though on my 2.5L get to at least 300 miles on my 16.5 gallon tank and then usually fill up. I like to make sure that I have a little extra gas in there. I have gone further though than 300. Most I have ever gone on it was like 330 and the check gauge light still had not come on yet.
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Have a GPS? Most have a trip there as well..
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130 for about 5 gallons is 26MPG which is really good. :) that just a guess though, to get an accurate MPG number fill ur truck up and divide the gallons it took to fill by the miles on your trip. anything from 22-26 is really good for mixed driving.
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I have the 20 gallon tank but I usually average between 22 and 23 mpg.
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I get about 200-250 on a tank. But I also have 33's.
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310 is abut what i get before the check gauge light comes on.
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I get about 300 on a tank. Think it averages out to 20 or so mpg.
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chalk up another 20 - 24 mpger ... best EVAR was 29 with a tailwind doing 55
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My rule of thumb when my 2.3L was stock was 60 miles for every quarter of a tank was doing good. So on average I got:

Stock: 240
Lifted: 220
Lowered: 300

Till E. Not till I ran out of gas, there is a reserve, like 3 gallons I think.
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I usually figure 100 miles for each 1/4 tank. So with summer gas, I get 400-430 miles, and in winter 370-390 miles. I fill up at around 14.5 gallons every time, so that calculates out to 28.5 mpg summer and 26.25mpg winter, with mixed driving. Best ever I've gotten was all highway on my way to Lawton OK, 31.9mpg. But some say I'm the exception, not the norm.
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I usually figure 100 miles for each 1/4 tank. So with summer gas, I get 400-430 miles, and in winter 370-390 miles. I fill up at around 14.5 gallons every time, so that calculates out to 28.5 mpg summer and 26.25mpg winter, with mixed driving. Best ever I've gotten was all highway on my way to Lawton OK, 31.9mpg. But some say I'm the exception, not the norm.
Im mostly a city driver. If not, then Im on 360 sitting in traffic. Sometimes I wish I had a standard, but then the traffic starts and I like my automatic again!
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i have the 2.5l but since i got 31's my mileage went from about 25-26 to around thirteen, terrible, but the truck looks nice! i'm thinking about going back to stock tires cause i drive this to school everyday and can't afford it right now.but i used to about 320 miles on one tank and i have the 16.5 gallon tank i think
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you could also try and regear ... 13 is terrible!
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yup 4 bangers need gear for tires.
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dang cause it looks so nice, how much is it to re-gear its only rear wheel drive
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go to the junkyard and try to find a 4.10 ... explorer axle would work also from what i understand
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i think part of the problem is that its overcooling my buddy said i might have a coolant temp sensor out and the thermostat i think went bad so i'm gonna do both of those and a new fuel filter and plugs and go from there because its all stuff i was gonna do anyway so well see how it goes.
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I'm averaging 380 miles of all city driving on 16 gallons
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Last time I filled up I was getting 22mpg. But then again half of that was using spark plugs and wires that were 13 years old, They definitely didn't look to gapped right.
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This is the 2.3 forum
Ohh I see how it is exclude us 2.5L guys.


I got about 300 with stock rims n tires.

w/ the 31's It dropped to around 250-225 area.
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From a fillup I usually get about 90 miles by 3/4 tank.. Don't know the exact miles ona tank offhand but I get usually around 20MPG, less if I run the A/C(like 18). My commute includes hills and a heavy foot, so that combined with lift and wheels/tires doesnt help.
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