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dude go buy some GUMOUT or something for the next time you hit E, then fill it up and drive again. buy a fuel filter. buy some spark plugs, maybe coil packs. idk...you need to fix that. You'll spend for parts what you are on gas right now if you keep going...
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it has a new complete engine and all new fuel compents. believe me ive tryed every thing i can think
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and talk to the owner who bought it new and he was getting 15 mpg with it all stock and new. now i have 33 on it instead of the 28 that came on it
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I'd start a help thread and see what people tell ya idk man. something's off, obviously.

is that yours in the avatar? with...33's? I mean, bigger tires throw your miles off a bit. not as much as you're dealing with. And is it AUTO or manual? cuz that makes a HUGE difference from what I've been observing.

edit>> guess I could have read your sig. But good guess by me yay. anyways, yeah, idk man, I'm thinking it's cuz you have a auto. is it city mileage? like stop and go, AC (no matter the setting), lots of idleing or what?

If I edit this post anymore I'm going to throwup...that's like 4 times now. haha
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ya it an auto i have taken the a/c out completely and also i thing that i now dosent help is i have my front hubs locked all the time now put explorer hubs and axles in it to get rid of the vac 4x4 that never worked right
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Theoretically within the warmer conditions, i did my MPG check and i am getting 18.9xxxx and i was at 3/4 of a tank when i did the fill up. so on paper I could get roughly 368 miles to a tank if I ran it to E and somehow made it to the station (because i like perfect situations). so within my 19.5 gallon tank i should be good. Weather permitting I get better MPG in the 80* range than i do the 60 - 70* range.
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Ive never really taken the time to calculate my mpt, but I can say this
I filled my truck almost a month ago, and since then have driven the truck several times a week to run errands, usually all within a 15 mile radius and all city, but have also taken 4 or 5 trips to the city north of me, about a 40 mile round trip give or take a couple miles depending where I went while there.
and am now sitting between 1/4 and empty.
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Ive never really taken the time to calculate my mpt, but I can say this
I filled my truck almost a month ago, and since then have driven the truck several times a week to run errands, usually all within a 15 mile radius and all city, but have also taken 4 or 5 trips to the city north of me, about a 40 mile round trip give or take a couple miles depending where I went while there.
and am now sitting between 1/4 and empty.
Thats me too, i average 250 miles a week. Schools out now so it may fluxuate some
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oh, Im definitely not driving anywhere near 250 miles a week, maybe 25-30, the furthest I drive is about 7 miles away to my mother in law's to drop off my son, and that is only 1 or 2 times a week.
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Tires, auto, wear and tear, tune up, all affect the milage but the biggest problem is driving habits and the weight of the right foot.
If you like a fast take out to get up to speed then the milage suffers, if you like to pass quickly and the foot hits the floor boards then the milage suffers.

I can improve my milage just by attempting to keep a steady and not too heavy a foot.
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Tires, auto, wear and tear, tune up, all affect the milage but the biggest problem is driving habits and the weight of the right foot.
If you like a fast take out to get up to speed then the milage suffers, if you like to pass quickly and the foot hits the floor boards then the milage suffers.

I can improve my milage just by attempting to keep a steady and not too heavy a foot.
Yeah haha i understand that, my driving habit now are in cruise mode

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my mpg would absolutely suck if it wasnt for cruise control
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on my 99 i have a 16.5 gallon tank and i get about 230miles or about 14 miles per gallon. and thats with a few things wrong on my truck. hope that helps
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I get about 260 miles on my truck, '01 4x4, 5 speed, manual. It comes out to roughly 17.7 mpg. I also have ud pullies and 1.8:1 roller rockers.
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man my fuel milage sucks from what you all are saying. at my last fill up i got 15 mpg and that was much better than it has been. i keep replacing things trying to get it better then i put the 33's on so i think i am about as good as i am going it get.
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23 mpg

Got 23 MPG this weekend out of my little 2003 XLT ranger using cruise control on the highway.

The MPG's went up by adding a fiberglass cap over the week before when I was getting 20 mpg.

Going to change all fluids over to synthetic (amsoil) at the next oil change. Hoping to get the MPG's up to twenty five mpg

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23 mpg

Got 23 MPG this weekend out of my little 2003 XLT ranger 4x2 using cruise control on the highway.

The MPG's went up by adding a fiberglass cap over the week before when I was getting 20 mpg.

Going to change all fluids over to synthetic (amsoil) at the next oil change. Hoping to get the MPG's up to twenty five mpg

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I got 300 miles out of a tank and my e brake locked up at least a little while changed rear brakes next day. 3L 4X4 ext cab
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been getting 20-21mpg...last fill up was about 290 miles and put 14.4 gallons in. This is driving 65-70mph, stock height tires, no lift and going up/down a good sized hill every day
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on average i get about 15mpg on my 3.0 XLT 4x4... wtf is wrong!?!?
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323.2 with 1/4 tank left came out to be about 18.28 MPG

Edit*** ........... I forgot the odo reading! D'OH!!!
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on average i get about 15mpg on my 3.0 XLT 4x4... wtf is wrong!?!?
When I want great gas mileage I drive like an old man. Easy on the gas from a stop. Drive the speed limit (that's hard). Some times I feel like having fun and enjoy the power not caring about mpg's.

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on average i get about 15mpg on my 3.0 XLT 4x4... wtf is wrong!?!?
I drive like a grandpa and my odometer is off a little because of the 31's
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oh I know what is wrong.

This happened to my jeep. Did a 3 inch lift and left the factory street tires on it until I could get the bigger tires. The week before the new tires I got 22mpg on the highway. The following week with the bigger tires BFG's AT 30 inchers the mpg dropped to 18 on the same trip. GPS verified that the speedo was correct.

I'm thinking that the off road tires add more friction on the road then the old street tires, this causing the drop in mileage. Let me be clear this is just my opinion

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I have to be good with the gas from stops because if i dont my trans slips... even on a full tank on the highway the best i got was 17... ive got no codes and no misfire :/
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