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Some questions concerning gas mileage

i went on the first trip with the range today and i thought i would get better mileage but cruzing at 75 i got about 14mpg :( so i guess question is how can i improve my mileage...what mileage are you supposed to change spark plugs and fuel filter?
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Instead of going 75...go 65...should improve you MPG dramatically.
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Yeah my truck gets 20+ mpg doing 60-65 as soon as I bring it up to 70-75 that drops to 17. How many miles do you have?
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Last Camping trip, loaded bed with gear, I got 18.8 mpg. Total distance about 200 miles.I kept max speed around 65 as well. Stock 4.0L SOHC engine.
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I didn't have anything in the back and my dads f150 with the v6 manual like mine gets well over 20 on the interstate we both have a k&n .... I have 55k miles on my truck and to my knowledge nothings been changed but oil
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Best thing to do to improve your gas mileage is to slow down to 60-65, and watch your driving habits.

I'm averaging 21-22 right now stock with almost 75k miles, but I drive mostly highway to and from work.
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Slow down.. Also.. run 92+ octane with the timing jacked up to 45BTDC in the load vs TP areas you drive. (have your tuner adjust this in you tune)

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yeah i dont do much over 70 because on california gas i drop below 24 mpg after that

(for some reason if i head east and am running 85 octane instead of the 87 we have here im still capable of 23 doing 80)
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My went from 12 to 16 with plugs and a fuel filter not to long ago.
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My went from 12 to 16 with plugs and a fuel filter not to long ago.
I was going to say, my Ranger (before immanent death) went from 16 MPG's to 20 with the change of a fuel filter, plugs, wires, oil change, new MAF, and air filter. That's with the 4.0 OHV with 187K on the clock.

On the way back from WA, it was getting GREAT gas mileage. Like, 560 miles to no gallons. LOL!
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its a truck... not a prius...
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i know im not gonna get the mileage of a little 4 cyl but come on a stock truck and im gettin 14mpg somethings wrong my friend has a 6.0 v8 and gets better
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I tested my Evo @ 3 different speeds. 45, 55, and 65 = 29mpg, 26mpg, and 24mpg. I want to do the same thing with the truck. I know these results are super accurate because I logged with my laptop. Each was about 5-7 miles on a flat highway road all by myself. Just proof that speed makes a huge difference. Now I usually only do between 60-65 on the highway, unless I see a Vette of course. In my truck I get a consistent 20.8mpg on about 2/3rds highway driving. This is with the 3.0/RWD combo.

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i know im not gonna get the mileage of a little 4 cyl but come on a stock truck and im gettin 14mpg somethings wrong my friend has a 6.0 v8 and gets better
my truck has been getting 12 in the city for months now wanna trade? its a truck i honestly dont care what in hell it gets my f-150 i had before these rangers got 8mpg on a good day...

if i want mpg i'll get a econo car OH wait already had one Escort.. oh ya i sold it!
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its a truck... not a prius...

he has such a cool way with words...LMAO!!!!
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