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2.5 litre fuel economy

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2.5 litre fuel economy

I have a 1998 Ranger with 2.5L and 5 speed it has 283,000miles on it and I gave it to my brother to use because the transmission went out in his car he used it for the last 50k miles or so, I just got it back from him and I used to get 27 mpg fwy and 24 city now I'm lucky if I get 20mpg. Is there something specific that could cause this? I have no CEL and it seems to run good.
 
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Crappy gas.
Gotta love that ethanol blend. Guaranteed to lose mileage.
 
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If he had it for the last 50k miles, you should probably change the fuel filter and air filter.
 
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If he had it for the last 50k miles, you should probably change the fuel filter and air filter.
This ^. Also spark plugs/wires and possibly an o2 sensor.
 
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and it has 283K on it...its not gonna get the same mileage it used to
 
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Man I don't think I have ever gotten 27 hwy and I've had my truck since 64k. Now it has 158k and right now I get 24 hwy and about 19-20 city
 
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I get 27 highway and about 22 city. Thats with an automatic and 170k miles. I did a tune up at 150k with new spark plugs (sp432 motorcraft), BWD wires, BWD PCV, Wix air filter, and Wix fuel filter.

Then only thing that I have on the truck is a Poweraid Throttle body spacer (Got it for 20 bucks so I figured what the hell). I'm sure it doesn't do a darn thing.
 
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