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I am very happy with my 3.0 Having an 04 with the SOHC 4.0L and a 5 speed manual and 2wd with 16K miles on it I got a consistant 19mpg (I drive like an old man) compared to my 99 with 231K and 4wd on top of that I am averaging a very consistant 22-23 with 24.5 as my best and 22.3 as my worst. To me that is VERY good.
That is great mileage. Mine has an automatic and I get about 20 highway when i drive like an old man, and about 17 city, about 18.8 overall. I think changig my synchronizer may improve things. It certainly has upped the power. Is your 99 a stick? If not, I need to drive older or something.
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thats vary nice :) makes me glad i got my truck for 800 the outside may not be as bad as some may thing but looks similar to that one but doesnt have the cool bed :)
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thats vary nice :) makes me glad i got my truck for 800 the outside may not be as bad as some may thing but looks similar to that one but doesnt have the cool bed :)
98, $800 is a nice price.
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thanks vary small minimal work it could use a oil change and one tire :D
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$800 is a great price to pay for anything running these days lol. And Joe, my 99 4wd is a stick. I actually think i get better gas mileage when I stopped cruising around town in 5th gear. Sure it was only at 1,500 RPM's but it would put more strain on the motor trying to push the power through the transmission and out to the wheels with it floored in 5th rather than just light footing it in 4th up a slight incline. It's all in the way you drive and the climate plays a big part too. I am more than satisfied with my mileage! Hearing all these guys say they get 15-18mpg in their's and never hearing about one breaking 20 made me worried to buy a 3.0 4wd but I am VERY happy I did!!! I love this truck! $1,300 and she gets me where I need to go!
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i love my 3.0L its gonna get blown though. so the 5.0's can suck it! later i will swap to a 3.5L ecoboost mated with the 3.7L duratec tranny that is supposed to get into the mustang. bye bye v8's
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I seem to get about avg. mileage for a 4x4 with an automatic. Nothing makes as much difference in MPG as the way I drive. Maintenance helps but the way you drive makes the most difference. You've made me curious about turning off the overdrive. I may try it just for poop and giggles. $1300 is a nice price too. Mine was $4500 but that was 6 years and 85,000 miles ago.
Lucky that $800 truck didn't get turned in for $4500. Bastards are siphoning off my pool of vehicles. But on topic: I love my 3.0

That 3.5 will be sweet. That would be a sick Ranger.
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there is a bore & Stroke kit will make your 3.0 a 3.3 then slap on some more mods and you'll have a 3.5L, lol.
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there is a bore & Stroke kit will make your 3.0 a 3.3 then slap on some more mods and you'll have a 3.5L, lol.
Yup, Tom Morana Racing Engines
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3.0L = Decent on gas, not very fast. But at least it's not a pain in the ***.
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yeah whenever i get that 3.5 in which will take some money and im not gonna do it till my 3.0L goes in the toilet from boost. whenever i do ill already have it modded before it goes in.
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**** my 3.0 didnt even make it to 45K thats WITH changing fluids and taking care of it! I say **** the 3.0! If this motor goes I am NOT getting another 3.0! 4.0 or 5.0 from there!
roach stop bIchin thats all i see from you on these forums . LOL maybe u just drove it like an *******
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That's a great story on the 3.0. I just got my 2005 with a 3.0 and wondered how good it was. Well, you said it just right.....goes, and goes, and goes!
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What? No evil laughter?
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Time will tell, my good fellow....time will tell.......
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I bought my Ranger this summer, so haven't had it long, but no
complaints here. It was chirping when I brought it home at 55K,
but a cam synchro solved that. If that's the only major problem,
then we're lucky to have an engine available that's so durable.

Power is no problem either, with 4.10 gears. After installing
a high-flow air filter and cat-back exhaust, I can blow the doors
off every ricer in town and make them go running home to their
mamas crying like little girls......
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Careful with those engines guys! They don't make the 3.0 anymore.
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Just this past february I had my state's safety inspection... everything is solid on it! Take THAT Chevy! *evil laughter*
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Hahaha nice. Well I am about to the big 233K! Only a couple hundred miles away
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"Power is no problem either, with 4.10 gears. After installing
a high-flow air filter and cat-back exhaust, I can blow the doors
off every ricer in town and make them go running home to their
mamas crying like little girls......"



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Iv go 50k and its starting to throw codes and give me problems. And Iv already needed new gaskets
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"Power is no problem either, with 4.10 gears. After installing
a high-flow air filter and cat-back exhaust, I can blow the doors
off every ricer in town and make them go running home to their
mamas crying like little girls......"



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That was just my feeble attempt at humor.
Lots of very fast imports on the road these days......
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Sorry lol. Sounds like you just got a bad one man. These things are nothing short of bullitproof though I know that for sure. Had 3 of them since 2000 and not a problem with any of them.
bullitproof is right my old 3.0 mad it to 245k before I f**ked around revin it like a jacka$$ and through a rod but oh well. live and learn got me another one now though
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what kinda of mileage do ya all get per tank? mine only gets 220 a tank city driving? any advice would be awesome! i know my 4x4 4.0 v6 would get around 250 or 260-275 highway
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Dude sick! I'm almost at 230K
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