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Old 11-17-2006
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295 is average for me......that's 475km's a tank.....with the gas light on. In the summer I'll get around 500km's a tank (highway driving)....that's 310 miles. In the winter months I'll be around 425 - 435 km's a tank (264-
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295 is average for me......that's 475km's a tank.....with the gas light on. In the summer I'll get around 500km's a tank (highway driving)....that's 310 miles. In the winter months I'll be around 425 - 435 km's a tank (264-270 miles)
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98 3.0L 4x4 w/ 4.10's and 265/75R16...it never fails...50 miles-3/4 tank,100 miles-1/2 tank,150 miles-1/4 tank, 200 miles-time to fill up will about 16 gallons
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Old 12-07-2006
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98 3.0L 4x4 w/ 4.10's and 265/75R16...it never fails...50 miles-3/4 tank,100 miles-1/2 tank,150 miles-1/4 tank, 200 miles-time to fill up will about 16 gallons
I could swear you're talking about my truck, except at 200 miles it only takes 13-14 gallons. 01 3.0L 4x4, stock, as far as I know.

Edited to add, I just realized this is my first post. Guess I have spent the last year lurking.
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Old 12-07-2006
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i get 240 a tank and that is just city. When i would fill up i usally put about 14 gallons in it. Since i have been driving on the highway lately i have been getting 280. I have a 3.0 ext cab 4x4.
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Old 12-08-2006
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Yeah I tend to get around 200 miles in my ext. cab 3.0 4x4. But my gas gauge is really inacurate once it goes below 1/4 tank. it'll say I have a 1/4 and if I look at it again 10 seconds later it'll say I'm at empty. Maybe I need a new sending unit. But anyway I get 200 in the city, and that's with my lead foot.
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Old 12-08-2006
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Wow man, what size tank, I get 300 per (granted it's a diff motor) but I can't see getting 200. When I have cars drinking like that, they better be in the 11's.
Just as an update at the moment, since that post, I have put on a body lift and 33's I am still registering 250ish to a tank and that's at least 25 miles off now with the larger tires being 10% larger or so.
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Old 12-09-2006
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but you have a 4.0 dont you??? and how big is your tank, is it the 16 or the 19?????
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Old 12-09-2006
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Crap, didn't notice it was a 3.0 question. Yeah of have the 4.0 and a 19 gallon tank. Might have something to do with it.
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Old 12-11-2006
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93 seems to get better mileage..?....

Hey everyone.
201K on my 93 SC XLT, 3.0L, 5sp. MTC 4x4 w/ Cap & Pwr seats. (no other options- No AC, no side vent windows, no power, tilt/cruise, etc.) 235/75R-15's, 3.55 or 3.73 gearing (unsure) & 20 gal Tank.
I still get @ least 300-325 per tank in daily drive- 36 mi. 1-way (3 mi stops/lights, 33 mi Hwy. @ 60-75 MPH & some bumper to bumper.)
Trips from PA to VA gets 375 before I need to fill up.
Once pulled 425 on a tank, filled w 19.2 gals. (that was about 80 K ago though!)

My std. cab 93 Splash (3.0L 5sp. 4x4 elec TC) pulled 24 mpg mixed & 27 Hwy.I was always suprised by how much better my Ranger did compared to Toyotas/ Nissans & S10's friends had.

Just a fluke?






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lets see 350 to 400 all highway or 250 to 300 heavy footed city driving. but i still breaking in the truck. hope to get better sooner
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Old 12-26-2006
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i get like 180 in town and almost 300 on high way
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Old 12-26-2006
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With 250K miles you're getting up there, if the engine was abused before you owned it, or not maintained, you could definitly have an engine coming to the end of it's life. Get a new set up plugs, new wires, fuel and air filters, and if you don't see at least 50 miles per tank better (assuming you have a 20g tank like me) then get a mechanic to do a through diagnostic on the truck.
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Old 12-27-2006
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with the gas light on thinking it would run out of gas as it coasted into the gas station 200-230 when it was stock and more like 190-205 with the 4.88's and 35's but I guess it doesn't matter anymore.
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Old 12-27-2006
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lol i went from 27" tires to 31's with my 3.73.
i have been getting about 230 before my fuel light comes on, then when i fill up it only takes about $31 in gas. i think my guage/float is mess up or something.
but i know the 31's are messing up my mileage and im going to say its really about 325-375 per tank but idk.
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Old 12-27-2006
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My 4.0l 4x4 with manual hubs gets 17mpg most days. If I take a long trip and don't have the cover on the bed it improves to about 20. With the cover, I get about 21-22mpg. So, that means I get about 300 miles out of a tank (FYI, I fill up when the little light that says "Hey Stupid, fill me up or walk" comes on)
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Old 12-29-2006
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whats the air box mod on a ford ranger, and how much does it cost?

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Old 01-03-2007
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I will say this yet again: miles per tank is the least accurate way to measure your mileage because of tank size and where everybody decides to refill.

If you don't take the time to measure miles per gallon, you are actually pretty much wasting everyone's time. Not trying to be nasty here -- but that's the facts. You're not MEASURING anything because everybodies using a different ruler, lol.

Measure your MPG and then repost.

They aren't listening...
...and only one person has figured out that there are different tank sizes for different models/years.

MPG is the only way to go folks...

FWIW: 31x10.5, 3.73:1 corrected speedo average with a 5-speed was 21, best 27 (one time fluke) and I got 20mpg all the time while boosted.
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