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ok sounds easy enoufgh i think i can handle that thanx!

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i've lost 30-70 miles per tank in the past couple of weeks, nothing changed to the truck. But i think because it's been really windy and cold out,
im the same way, i went from 18 to 16 in 2 weeks?...

i think the cold is whats causing it, your engine is running colder and thats probably whats causing it...
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im runnin a tank now when it gets run down ill figure it all out and post it..

Bob where do you get all these pics..you just search or you got em saved?
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Bob where do you get all these pics..you just search or you got em saved?
Some pics are mine but most are from Google Image Search and come up in a few seconds based on a keyword search.
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check the air pressure in your tires too mark, that could be part of your problem, most of it is the cold air i bet.
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Yeah i think its just the weather.....Damn weather...


Pulled apart my Air intake assembly today, checked out everything....Clean as a wistle...
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i noticed that too these 33s are killin me lol...100 miles at a half a tank..man that sucks but i guess thats what you gotta do for pimp tires :)
Dude i get 150 Miles to a whole Tank. It sucks really bad. I need an alignment here soon, and a tune up.
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Bama programer always helps also...
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Ok, i think this thread is a tad old....hahahaha
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Ok so we all have lousy gas mileage and I only have 11,000 miles on my 2004 4x4 supercab and I'm getting 10.5 per gallon which is totally UNACCEPTABLE no matter what the weather is like. I remember a Ford sales guy had warned me the 4.0L was a gas hog ...wish I had listened to him.
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10.5 MPG is REALLY bad for a stock '04 4x4, regardless of the engine. You should be looking at 14-17 MPG at the worst.
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Ok so we all have lousy gas mileage and I only have 11,000 miles on my 2004 4x4 supercab and I'm getting 10.5 per gallon which is totally UNACCEPTABLE no matter what the weather is like. I remember a Ford sales guy had warned me the 4.0L was a gas hog ...wish I had listened to him.
how are you driving it? what kind of gas are you getting? does it happen all the time? do you haul alot of weight around? what type of driving do you do?
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Ok so we all have lousy gas mileage and I only have 11,000 miles on my 2004 4x4 supercab and I'm getting 10.5 per gallon which is totally UNACCEPTABLE no matter what the weather is like. I remember a Ford sales guy had warned me the 4.0L was a gas hog ...wish I had listened to him.

Your Motor isint exactly broken completely in either.
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That's plenty broke in. Mine was posting some pretty stable MPG figures at 11k...
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Yeah, not every motor is the EXACT same...Where he lives/weather, driving conditions, driving habbits, City/Hwy-driving all play a roll in how your vehicle performs, and what your numbers are for gas mileage. Sadly, its going to be a little different for everyone.
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Yeah-but unless he's towing something heavy in 4Lo everwhere he goes every day.. I think he should be seing better than 10 MPG at 11k miles on a stock Ranger!!! Methinks he's got something wrong w/ his truck.. very wrong!
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Does it feel kind of reluctant to accelerate? Its kind of hard to tell on a new vehicle like that. I thought my ranger got bad milage when I first bought it, when it actually just had a smaller tank than what i was used to. What I do is use the cruise control right after it switches gears to get the rpms as low as possible. 10mpg sucks though. Im gettin 17 city 20 hwy with only a kn stock replacement filter on my 4wd 4.0(37k)
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Ok here's more info to chew on....I NEVER haul heavy loads, yes I am a gas and brake guy around town..... I don't drive it slow and easy, not my style...I think my 10.5 comment was a little low, took some more readings and maybe I am up to gas mileage average around town of 12 .5 on a VERY good day with the wind blowing behind me....ok so let's assume there is something fundamentally wrong with this truck...any suggestions....it doesn't hesitate and sounds strong....but I am not happy watching the gas gauge level drop so quickly!
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I think your first order of business is to measure your gas mileage for a couple tanks a little more precisely. A lot of folks just guestimate it. I know when I pull up to the pumps it feels like I'm getting 2 MPG.. or more accurately, it feels like my wallet is being emptied at a disproportiate rate.

Next time you go for a fill-up ride it down to less than 1/8th of a tank. Then fill up until the pump turns off and reset your tripometer. Run that tank down to ~1/8 or less and refil until the pump turns off again. The miles on your trip divided by how many gallons you pump is your MPG.

Or better yet, keep a fuel log!

Our pickups get such low mileage that rounding either the miles driven OR the gallons pump can make for some pretty large error in MPG figures.
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i noticed that too these 33s are killin me lol...100 miles at a half a tank..man that sucks but i guess thats what you gotta do for pimp tires :)

Thats about what I get with 16's!!
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