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Old 07-06-2007
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Tonneau covers do not burn more gas, but having the tailgate down does.....
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i didnt see one with them doing one with a soft tonneau. i only saw tailgate down, up ,off and hard tonneau. mine is soft, only adding 30 lbs as to a 150+ lb(?) hard tonneau. It's 3 tanks in a row with the same reaults for me. i can only state as truth what I witness with my own eyes.
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My truck with no modifications and stock tires, and pretty easy driving gets a hair under 15 with pretty much 95% city driving. It has 59k miles. Probably getting close to full tune up time.
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I have a 2002 ranger with 50K miles on it and i get 16.4mpg all city driving and thats not to good i think it might be because i just put my new exhaust in and it might be breaking in still idk but i hope it gets better. Im gonna get a new intake when i can afford it and I hope that helps
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Full tank, mostly city approx 500Kms/ 60L tank

full tank towing 3000lbs in 5th @ 2000-2500RPM 380Km (give or take no more/less than 10Kms) to a 60 L tank.

full tank towing in 4th towing 3000lbs @3000-3500Rpm 280Km (give or take no more or less than 10 Kms) to a 60 L tank.

So to make it actual figures:

A.) driving in the city, mostly 19.49MPG
B.) towing 3000lbs in 5th @ 3000RPM 14.8 MPG.
C.) towing 3000lbs in 4th (to stay out of OD, as EVERYONE AND HIS PICKLE says a guy should)..and I get 9.74MPG

............HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM........that's just not gonna do.

Got to get that paperwork together, go talk to the dealers in town.

I am sure an underworked V8 will get better than my struggling V6.

I think i might tow enough in the next year or two, that this lil ranger just won't do....BUT GD did it ever climb those mountain creek beds last summer...like a salmon, going upstream to GET SOME!!!

BAH!!

I had such plans for this lil truck.

Johnny

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I parked mine and walked!!!!
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the best mileage i got was when i hired a homeless guy to push it
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^^^Ha.... They have Homeless in Oregon??
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Eugene is the homeless capital of the US... homeless to population ratio is the worst in the country
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Full tank, mostly city approx 500Kms/ 60L tank

full tank towing 3000lbs in 5th @ 2000-2500RPM 380Km (give or take no more/less than 10Kms) to a 60 L tank.

full tank towing in 4th towing 3000lbs @3000-3500Rpm 280Km (give or take no more or less than 10 Kms) to a 60 L tank.

So to make it actual figures:

A.) driving in the city, mostly 19.49MPG
B.) towing 3000lbs in 5th @ 3000RPM 14.8 MPG.
C.) towing 3000lbs in 4th (to stay out of OD, as EVERYONE AND HIS PICKLE says a guy should)..and I get 9.74MPG

............HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM........that's just not gonna do.

Got to get that paperwork together, go talk to the dealers in town.

I am sure an underworked V8 will get better than my struggling V6.

I think i might tow enough in the next year or two, that this lil ranger just won't do....BUT GD did it ever climb those mountain creek beds last summer...like a salmon, going upstream to GET SOME!!!

BAH!!

I had such plans for this lil truck.

Johnny

if you have a manual keep it in 5th, unless it cannot pull up the hill in 5th
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I filled up at exit 1 on US23 and drove 100 miles north to the Mounds at exit 127 and topped off when I goy off the e-way......half tank gone,13 mpg. 100% e-way driving with the cruise set at 70 or less.

111k on my 4.0,auto,4.10's w/265/75-16's,e-fan,K&N,3"Dynomax cat-back,AVM hubs.

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I filled up at exit 1 on US23 and drove 100 miles north to the Mounds at exit 127 and topped off when I goy off the e-way......half tank gone,13 mpg. 100% e-way driving with the cruise set at 70 or less.

111k on my 4.0,auto,4.10's w/265/75-16's,e-fan,K&N,3"Dynomax cat-back,AVM hubs.


ouch that sucks! that is the same mpg i am getting, hell i get better than that!

my last fillup was 250 miles on the trip and 16.3 gallons to fill up.

15.33mpg
that was all short trip city driving. Took me 2 weeks to go through that tank.
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Before I made my snorkel I sucked some water into my motor two different times.....never had an engine lite come on but do you think that water passing through the motor could hurt the O2's?
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possible.

when was the last time you changed like the following items

fuel filter
plugs
wires
run some fuel system cleaner

etc?
I mean I am working on installing my headers and my plugs only have like 20k miles on them and the gap was all messed up. So I am getting some new ones today.
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having water in the engine could (and probably did) ****ed up a lot of things
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possible.

when was the last time you changed like the following items

fuel filter
plugs
wires
run some fuel system cleaner

etc?
I mean I am working on installing my headers and my plugs only have like 20k miles on them and the gap was all messed up. So I am getting some new ones today.
Zach,
plugs and wires are 5-6k old,did Sea Foam through a vac line on the intake a week ago and fuel filter is about 25k old.
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Zach,
plugs and wires are 5-6k old,did Sea Foam through a vac line on the intake a week ago and fuel filter is about 25k old.

hmm
when was the last time you unhooked your battery? maybe a nice PCM reset will be good for it.

Clean the MAF?
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Ok I just got back from a nice week long vacation at the beach/coast and here are my results:

-Driving all HWY from Denton to Port Aransas and cruising @ 77 MPH = 23-24mpg
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the best i have ever gotten on mine was around 26 on the way back up from florida going about 75 the entire time, but i like to run slightly larger than stock tires for the milage
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