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25 mpg highway?? What did u do to that thing?? Or wut r u smoking?? My 03 with 31s getting 20 on the highway and 16 around town
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My 94 Explorer with 4.0 OHV auto 4wd.

Bought 2 months ago it get 7 mpg. Replaced Maf sensor, clean throttle body it was man NASTY inside intake it get 15 mpg. Honest to me that isn't good since I could get 15 mpg out 95 F250 with 5.8L.


It turn out I have bad coil pack that were misfire not provide spark to #1 cylinder. Replaced coil pack now I get 18.51-19 mpg that in city miles with tons of stop.

Now my goal is 22 mpg so I plan put electric fan on before I make 600 miles trip in 2 weeks left.
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Honest why I think electric fan does better because I swear my fan clutch stay engage when cold. It get like 10 miles to stop engage.

Very much resistance to spin fan clutch with my hand so I believe electric fan would help me increase power and mpg.


Forgot to add IMPORTANT STUFF IS add vacuum gauge that how I got 19 mpg with 4,888 lb explorer. Without vacuum gauge I would get 15 mpg.
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How does a vac gauge increase mpg? It is a gauge.
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How does a vac gauge increase mpg? It is a gauge.

It hard for me explain

You really want to keep LIGHT on gas pedal that gauge actually help you.

Try keep vacuum gauge up 13 or more is the best that where you save gas.
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Yeah I miss my 93 3.slow just for the 23 MPG haha and no payment
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Yeah I miss my 93 3.slow just for the 23 MPG haha and no payment

Drove friend's 99 Ranger ext cab with small bed. 3.0L with automatic 4wd 4.10 in axle. I got 13 mpg from 200 miles highway it was very very underpower in my opinion. It couldn't hold overdrive gear when reach bridge it would rocket to 5K rpm from 2,800 rpm.


When I bought 94 explorer with 4.0L OHV V6 I wasn't think it strong but was surprised when I fix stuff now it beast it remind me of my first truck with 4.9L 6 inline.
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It hard for me explain

You really want to keep LIGHT on gas pedal that gauge actually help you.

Try keep vacuum gauge up 13 or more is the best that where you save gas.
i had one in my integra and it definatly helped me get my gas milage under control just by watching it it kinda tought me to not get on the throttle as much learned its not about how fast your going its how you used the gas pedal
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A scan gauge can help quite abit to and plus it has alot of other useful features!
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screw mpg's! if you want beter gas mileage get the 4 banger and have fun cursing at it when you wana do anything and i mean anything (including everyday driving). im putting the 5.0 in my ranger next. the less mpgs you get the more fun it is to drive.
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i like that idea lol
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screw mpg's! if you want beter gas mileage get the 4 banger and have fun cursing at it when you wana do anything and i mean anything (including everyday driving). im putting the 5.0 in my ranger next. the less mpgs you get the more fun it is to drive.
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not only is it gonna be a 5.0L but its gonna be a twin stick. not to long ago at the junk yard i saw a 400M with a manual tranny and t-case. then i looked in my wallet and got so mad!!
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With all the mods I have, including a blower, I still manage 18-20 mpg on mine with 245,xxx miles on the original motor (no internal work/repairs).
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