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gas mileage

anything i can do to get better gas mileage for my 2000 ford ranger .has 3.0 and is automatic.getting about 230 to 250 miles per tank. is this norm for this truck.just bought it a month ago and has 43000 miles on it.
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that's normal for me.... but i do have 4.10...
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wow, i get 300 with a modded 4.0..lol

Intake, exhaust, help it breathe, regular maintenence, correctly balanced tires, alignment, superchip (doug) ..

Will all help.
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Get a 4 banger. I get around 300+, but only fill up once a week with $25....so it's all good
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I get about 215 to a tank...

I'm a getting a k&n soon. Hope that helps a little... .

(It seem that when the gas price goes up my gas mileage goes down)
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I get about 220 mpg and I have 147,000 miles on my truck...
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My B3000 has 4600 miles on it and i get about 200 miles out of one tank and it takes me at least 32 bucks to fill it up every 3 days. I hate my trucks gas mileage. If anyone knows what i can do to get better gas mileage please let me know.
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pump your tires up to the maximum pressure
learn to coast more and drive like a granny

trucks suck fuel - about as aerodynamic as pushing a brick through butter
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Well it depends on how much butter you have.....?.....lol.....i don't know
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miles per tank tells you absolutely nothing.
Figure your mpg.

Fill up with gas.
fill up again with gas.. try to fill up to same "fullness"
divide miles/gal
do this 2-3 times take total miles/total gal over say 600miles or so.

3.0 normally get around 20mpg in average use. with normal tires.. etc

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while we're on gas mileage...do any of ya'll know how the tornado does? I mean is it worth buying? I've heard it sucks on the internet but then I've heard it saves about 2-3 miles per gallon from a couple of friends...
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Not worth the money... Nuff said

Your friends are crazy...

It like puttin paper in there to cover the hole...
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had one for a couple months...didnt notice anything...took it out...still didnt notice anything
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never bought one....didnt notice anything....lol
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never bought one....didnt notice anything....lol
so its like you did buy one....
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My 3.0 just got 310 miles before the gas light turned on.....I get between 19-22 mpg and that is with the 31s on and not granny driving :)
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That stupid Tornado has been proven a scam over and over. Don't waste your money.
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My 3.0 gets about 280 and it takes me about 33 to fill it up.
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I get around 300/tank, it always calculates out to 19-20mpg.
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My 3.0 gets about 280 and it takes me about 33 to fill it up.
That's $33 I presume. This number is going to vary wildly depending on what gas costs for you, obviously. Even the 280/tank is dependant on you. A lot of people here w/ similarly equipped trucks clear close to 300/tank, but I don't. Mostly because I don't have the guts to run it down that far. I usually fill up at or about the 250 mile mark, and that's pushing it in my mind..

Running a gas log and keeping running averages will be the most telling indication of your fuel economy.
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gas mileage

I get about 20 mpg but when I take off the tailgate (3 tanks for verification), I get about 22-23. I might buy a toneou cover 'cause that air hitting the inside of the tailgate when I'm on the highway is costing me $4 a tank!
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i get around 230-250 with my 99 3.0 4x2.
dont understand how some people with the 4x4 4.0's get better.....
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i am getting 20 mpg when i pull my trailer that weighs around 4500 pounds loaded and with out the trailer i get 22 mpg. and something that help me alot is to lay off the gas so much because i use to get 14 to 16 mpg
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i have been getting 19-23 mpg since i have had the truck... i think thats what the dealer sticker said too... not bad
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i can squeeze 280 miles out of a tank if i dont floor it alot, also running 4.10s which are terrible for highway cruising, so i realy need some 31's
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