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2007 ranger bad gas milage

hey i just bought a new ranger in jan of this year, and ever since ive had ive been getting poor gas millage, like way bellow what it should be, just wondering what it could be ive been told a few things. For one that it has to be worked in, and if so how many km? or miles? its getting 14.11 miles per galon.... help please...
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i was told about 4000-5000 miles before the engine is broken in. Dude i have 123,000 miles on my 03 with stock tires and im still barely pushing 16mpg
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i was told about 4000-5000 miles before the engine is broken in. Dude i have 123,000 miles on my 03 with stock tires and im still barely pushing 16mpg
so true.. GF focus was getting 19-20.. then after about 3500miles it is not getting 29+ in the CITY..
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my 3.0 with 4.10 i get 15.5 to 16.0 driving the crap out of it!!! am sure i could get even better if i did haul butt every where i went. But my truck is not stock! when my dad was driving it he was getting about 310 miles to the tank i have never gotten that.
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we obviously didnt buy our trucks for gas mileage lol.
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i was told about 4000-5000 miles before the engine is broken in. Dude i have 123,000 miles on my 03 with stock tires and im still barely pushing 16mpg
damn i hope its not that many miles.. i just whent snowing today with 380 miles on my new motor.. i think all the gaskets and seals are set by now.. and as far as gas milage its suposed to be like 15/20..
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hey i just bought a new ranger in jan of this year, and ever since ive had ive been getting poor gas millage, like way bellow what it should be, just wondering what it could be ive been told a few things. For one that it has to be worked in, and if so how many km? or miles? its getting 14.11 miles per galon.... help please...
I get 23 with my 3.0 maybe you have something wrong with it.
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I was getting 16-18 beating around and about 23 on the highway with my 1999 3.0L Flexfuel, I think I would start looking for a problem.
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Thats about the average for your truck in this time of the year. Remember they are adding more stuff into the gas for winter time so thats about the avg mpg the 3.0 will get in the winter.

I know mine was around there when I drove my 3.0 in the winter.

My 07 2.3 went from like 28 city to about 24 or so now due to it being cold and the additives they put in the gas for winter.
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k thanks ile just sit it out for now, see if it goes away after winter and stuff. If no ile have to people at the dealership look at it, even tho they are no help...
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I get 20 in my 94 3.0 4X4....but my brother only gets 14-16 with a 03 4.0 4x4....... mine went down to 17 now thats cold here....damn winter in northern Minnesota
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haha you guys are all beating me! I only get about 12 mpg city in my 01 auto supercab. I dont even drive it very hard, but the gas mileage im getting is rediculous.
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^^^^Remove all terrains and see a 2mpg increase. Aside from that, your sig doesn't say if they are stock size or not...
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I have a 03 single cab auto 3.0 on 35's with 4:56's..and its straight piped :). Don't complain about your gas mileage :p. haha
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u bought a truck with an in-efficient engine......and the trucks weighes morethan it should.....


deal with it. All of us do.
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u bought a truck with an in-efficient engine......and the trucks weighes morethan it should.....
deal with it. All of us do.
Not all of us, make good choices in your mods.
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Maybe you should look at how you drive and where.
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Just live with it..soon we won't have gas anyways, so just enjoy it..I mean its just money its eating up..gotta pay to play.. :) Just have a positive attitude.
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Attach a ScanGuage II, follow the directions on calibrating the MPG guage and follow it for a week or so. I'll bet you pick up 2-3 MPG when you realize what you are doing to hurt your mileage...
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Not all of us, make good choices in your mods.
you can only do so much. I still say.... U bought a truck.....so deal with it. Trucks aren't known for their stellar performance in the mpg department.
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Well, what burns my butt is I sold my '93 Ranger 3.0L automatic with 220,000 miles and was getting about 25mpg at 75mph. Then I buy a used 2003 3.0L extended cab 4 door with a factory towing package this summer. Surprise, it has a 4.10 positrac rear end. It gets about 18mpg at 75. Oh, but it does get about 25mpg at 65, so I have to drive 65 to get the same mpg.

I also have a '91 Aerostar extended body 4.0L with a 4.10 rear end and it gets about 22mph at 75mph.

So, 16 years later and they still can't or don't want to improve the fuel mileage. I get better fuel mileage with the 4.0L '91 Aerostar than with the 2003 3.0L. Figure that out. With computer control why can't they program for good mileage, or at least what they used to get?? Why can't they have a switch for standard performance and economical performance so you can sellect? Why don't pigs fly??

The up side is, it sure is a nice ride and I love the hell out of it. I mean, this is the nicest trk I have ever owned and more bells and whistles than I need but it is so nice I couldn't turn it down.

I have been looking at the bama tune system and if I could get the mileage up to 25mpg at 75mph with the tuner I may buy one. I have also considered getting the best one as if your paying $400 why not pop for the best at $200 more.

On the other hand I have also considered changing the read end ratio but I do like the accereration it now has.

Decisions, decisions.

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