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no one needs this crap injector cleaner.. there is already additives in your gas your pumping.. more stuff is just bad for your system
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roach i get the same miles man, i thought i was the only one, i get some 175 on grandma driving and 165 they way i drive, i have done all plugs, wires, everything, even fuel cleaner, still the same, so i feel ya, dont let these ppl talk **** they know what you mean, just dont have an answer
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my 4.0 gets about 200 miles out of a tank. i was using a full can of sea foam in the gas and got around 230 almost every time even though theres nothing on the can that says it helps with gas millage. but i thought mine was way low too. i got the 16 gallon tank i believe. but i think them 35s are killing your gas millage.
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my 2000 xlt 4x4 gets about 320 per tank and thats mixed city and highway. but i do alot of city. i have a auto 3.0
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187 to a tank is insane. I was flippin out at 250 and I drive in LA traffic.

You definately have problems, but it can be alot of diffrent things. without more info, I'd say get a professional injector cleaning, change your fuel filter, change your oil, plugs and wires, air filter,

I've seen some complaints about the 3.0 getting stuck in timing retard mode.

I would also look into your trucks health, drive a new ranger, compare it to yours and see if some things seem a little too diffrent given mileage and age.
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try using an octane booster/injector cleaner. ran it through mine and got about 1 mpg increase! not bad for 9 bucks
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yea i find that abnormal, so my truck is goin into the shop for a full look over, there are some issues i need to get fixed
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I wanna say ~320-50

thats with 4.10 gears and auto trans. ex-cab (19.5 gallon tank)
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I can squeeze 340 out of a tank. last time i checked I was getting a little over 25 miles per gallon. That's all highway with the cruise set at 70.
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the 3.0's that post gettin 300 or more miles are you running larger tires like 33's??? and only have a 16 gallon tank?
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I don't think I even get over 300 anymore, I really don't know. I'll see what I get when I go home next week.
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i mean for us to say we are gettin 185 miles but running 33's or 35's doesnt compare to a STOCK truck running STOCK tires gettin some 330 mpt
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There is no reason you shouldn't be getting over 200 though, it sounds like something is wrong. Well since yall are regular cabs do you have the 16 gal tank? I didn't read the entire thread so sorry if this has already been posted. I know I have the 19.5 gallon tank
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mines stock tires with K&N Drop-In...
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I get about 200 to a tank.
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330 is the max I ever ran mine near bone dry. The most I have ever put in it is 17.1 gallons, and that was after running it near dry. I dont know my gears. Stock tires and no engine mods.....
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i mean for us to say we are gettin 185 miles but running 33's or 35's doesnt compare to a STOCK truck running STOCK tires gettin some 330 mpt
I'm running 265/70/R16's, with no mods done to the engine.
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I usually get around 285-300 on a tank. Most of the time, I fill back up when the needle is about 1/2 between 1/4 and empty, so it usually takes uhh 14 gal. So figuring on the low side, I am getting about 20mpg. My speedo is off anywhere from 1-2 mph and I'm running 32's w/4.10's. My mpg's might actually be a little higher if my speedo was acurate.

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so you guys are running smaller tires, with bigger tanks, i am running a larger tire with a smaller tank, 185 this fill up, but my truck is goin in, i thnk my cam syncro could be effecting this
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is the 4.0 and 3.0 mileage really that different in the end????

i swaer im getting what these 3.0 guys are getting
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230 or so is my max.. im pushing 33" tires though..
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but i own a small truck, with a small motor, moving big tires, hell i got worse gas with my f250 pushing 35's with a big block 460
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im 300.. on 31's on a 4.0... at 19 + mpg
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