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Old 06-06-2006
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Distance on a tank?

How far do you guys go on a tank? Since i've owned the 06 i've filled up at 1/4 of tank, around 300 miles. According to my calculations since I have a 17 gallon tank I could safely go 420 miles before filling up. 28mpg at 15 gallons basically. I couldn't even go that far in my cars that got 40mpg. Imagine the distance with the 20 gallon.. wowsers.
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I can get around 360 miles on my 3.slow 2002 Edge 4x2. It's tank is a 16.1 gallon I believe.
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Dang, I'm lucky if i get 240miles... I got 17.4mpg on my last tank. I got a 3.0 with a 15gal tank.
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Did ford change the size of the tank in the 2.3? In my 04' I've been all the way to E and it only fills up to 15-15.5 gallons depending on that gas station's calibration for that pump I suppose. I'm in Vegas and when I fill up and go to my bros house in OC, CA i'm now on E again and that is aprox 315-330 all highway driving.
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I thought the book said 17 gallons.. will have to check again. Normally they set the gauge up so you have a 2 gallon reserve.
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My tank is 15 gallons with a 3.5 gallon reserve.
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mine is a little bigger than 19 gallons, I believe it's 19.3

I get 300 miles until the low fuel light come on(about 16.5 gallons used)
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~320+ to a tank, 3.0L/manual w/ 3.73 , 19.5gal tank (all supercabs have this tank).
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With my 4.0 I get about 260-285 miles @ 15+mpg city and about 360 miles @ almost 22mpg highway.
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blahh

like 225-250 on a "20 Gallon" tank..4.0 V6 on 33s fool

im needed to get chip and efan to boost it back up..
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wow, i wasnt even gettin those numbers in stock form, with stock tires on my 2.3L. Im lucky to hit 200miles to a tank.

edit, i just did some research on my truck. It seems that when it came out, it was rated 22/27mpg, city/highway. With a 17 gal. tank. With doing an average of city and highway, i should get at least 300+ mile tank. Man theres gotta be something wrong with my truck. Im lucky to get into the 200s.

Anyone know where i can find the difference in tires sizes so i can calculate the mileage im actually getting since my speedo is off?

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low fuel light usualy comes on around 230-250
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Was it a Lima or Duratec. I had a lima 2.3 in a mustang once and milage wasn't so great. With the Duratec the performance and mileage is night and day difference.
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mine is a lima. with 3.73s.
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html .. should give you a idea.
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19 gallon tank.. I average about 200-225 to a tank.
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i get around 360ish in my 20 gallon...
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well with my calc. im getting about 225 miles per tank. My speedo is off by ~12%, so i multiplied that by 200, and yea.
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I am getting 21 MPG. I filled it up last weekend all the way up, as soon as the low fuel lite came on I got gas. Just so I know for in the future how far I have till its REALLY empty. The light came on with 4 gollons left in the tank, which has a 17 gallon tank, mine is a regular cab, and an automatic, and a 3 L. so it a safe bet I an go about 325 miles on a tank.

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Im still getting 300 miles per tank with a 01 ,4.0L auto supercab with 120k and a truck rack, im happy.
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at about 220ish i start looking for a gas station... its pretty much on E
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maybe 240... ill ususally fill up soon after 200 tho
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man... i get about 180-195, and "have" to fill up. Usually around 1/8-1/4 tank. on average, i pump 13.5 gallons. I know from working at the dealership, not to drive on E or close to it frequently. Fuel is the only thing to keep the pump cool.
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Quote:
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mine is a little bigger than 19 gallons, I believe it's 19.3

I get 300 miles until the low fuel light come on(about 16.5 gallons used)

Same here...
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My last tank i got 162. I think there is something wrong with my engine timing though.
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