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Mpg??

I have looked through the search. And I cant find anybody with a 91 ranger 4.0 5 speed 2wd. What should I expect out of this truck? The truck sat for a year. I started it up. ran some fuel cleaner through it, and I got 160 miles before I ran out. I have gave it a complete tune up. Spark plug everything. Oil everything. Im fixing to do the fuel filter. Havnt ran it dry, yet. My problem is my gas gauge dont work. So i dont want to run out going to work or sumthing so I keep puttin 10$ here and 10$ there, just to make sure. My grandpa the one I got it from said he got 300 to 350 miles on a tank. He mostly drove highway, but still when I ran out at 150 miles I was pretty confused. Im sure its doing better now that I changed everything. But I was wondering what to expect out of it. Also wondering whats the most common problem with gas gauge stop working. When I get time im going to pull the bed and check the float and see if its stuck. But any ideas?

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15-20 at the most
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That kinda sucks. What could I do to improve it?
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dont drive so fast, you are gonna hear that a lot, if you want to dump the money into it, do an intake, underdog pullies, e-fan, tonneau cover and all that good stuff.

If it hasnt had a tune up in a while, do the basics like plugs, wires and such. They say by changing the fluids to some brand...forgot what...that you can gain about 1-2mpg increase.

In reality you'd save more money by not doing any of the mods haha,thats because you only gain 1-5mpg at most from all the mods....but i do it because i love to work on my truck and its fun...so just up to you is all.
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Yeah. I try not to drive so fast. lol. I have done all of my tune-up I can do. Performace is what I dont have. I love workin on stuff and I love to add to it. I planned on doing a intake for it. I didnt know about the rest of that. This may sound dumb to you guys but what is a tonneau cover? Im sorry guys. Ive never owned a truck before. I was big into sports cars. I had a V6 1.8L with 350hp, and still got 30mpg. Im not used to this Low mpg stuff, or even trucks at that. So Ill be a guy with alot of questions. If I cant find it in the search first.
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Tonneau cover

4.0L Pullies

Tuner

Headers

Its ok, this is some of what you can do to increase performance out of your truck...atleast till the more technical guys chime in here
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The only real way your going to gain more miles to the gallon of fuel ratio is to do the ' eco-car ' mod.
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Yeah. I try not to drive so fast. lol. I have done all of my tune-up I can do. Performace is what I dont have. I love workin on stuff and I love to add to it. I planned on doing a intake for it. I didnt know about the rest of that. This may sound dumb to you guys but what is a tonneau cover? Im sorry guys. Ive never owned a truck before. I was big into sports cars. I had a V6 1.8L with 350hp, and still got 30mpg. Im not used to this Low mpg stuff, or even trucks at that. So Ill be a guy with alot of questions. If I cant find it in the search first.
Just out of curiosity, what kind of car did you own that had a 1.8L V6?
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It was a Mazda MX-3. I dumped ALOT of money into it! ALOT!! Then I had some troubles with my ex girl and I had to sell everything to pay all my stuff off and get out of town. So im back to starting all over with a project. Im going with a truck this time.
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So basicly this is going to cost around 2 grand to do these parts. Thats not bad at all. What kind of a gain would I get from these items? Also, what do you mean when you say eco-car?
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he means go buy a honda haha
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Ha Ha. That I would never do! I hate honda with a passion!! Its a Mazda rival. Like Chevy is to Ford. Plus Hondas are sh** cars for the most part.
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