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Gas Mileage

I have a 3.0 2wd 16 gallon tank and im getting about 200 miles at a little less than a quarter of a tank which is a bout 16 miles to the gallon. Could there be any problems or is that average?
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sadly... thats pretty good for a lot of the trucks around here, i get 200 when the light goes on with the 19.5 gallon tank, 12mpg

then again i have a 4.0
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that can all change with driving, I get 20 MPG when I don't push the truck hard. If I shift around 2,500 RPMS I get that type of gas milage.
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driving style... and how old is the truck... a tune up will help if its older
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i drove to jacksonville with my 3.0L (was like a 500 mile drive from destin pretty much) and if i wanted to push it i coulda made it on 2 full tanks but i filled up a third time cause i didnt wanna get stuck, but i normally get close to 20 mpg with mine
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i have a 2001 year model truck
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i get about 22 hwy and 18 city..but thats drivin the **** out of it around town
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I drove from phoenix to seattle only filling up like 8 times i think.
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Thats the one thing I hated about my 3.0. I get better mileage in my F150 than I ever did in my Ranger...
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well i get about 20 mpg if i drive normal, and thats everything stock except catback dual exhaust, im about to install cold air intake and new pulleys so ill be gettin a lil bit better mpg now
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I've been consistently getting 24.5 mpg...before the bama...I havent tested it yet for mileage. But the only way I get that much is by driving it really easy on the throttle...I dont ever go past 2500 rpm
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I drive hard, both highway/city. I average each fill up about 21.x miles before i fill up again. That ranges about 285-300 miles. And i also dont run it dry...I normally fill up when its about an 1/8 tank left
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i get about 15-16 with 32s and 4.10s
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You have a 2001 3.0 2WD and getting 16mpg? I'd say something ain't right.
I have a 2003 3.0 2WD and getting average 25mpg with 70K on the odometer.
Are you running oversize tires or what?
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well my tires arent exactly oversized, but they are bigger than the stock wheels, p255/70/r16, and i still get about 20 with mine, but it could be that your stuff is dirty, check like the air filter and what not
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i have p255/60/r15 and i just got a new air intake about a month ago
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Thats the one thing I hated about my 3.0. I get better mileage in my F150 than I ever did in my Ranger...
And a lot more power with it as well!
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with the 19.5 gallon tank i get roughly 280-300 miles to the tank, but thats also driving about 20 miles one way to work everyday. it used to be worse until I changed plugs and wires, and gutted 1 of the cat's. once I gutted just the 1 cat I saw a huge increase in gas mileage, it was also pretty clogged, and so far no trouble codes.
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