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Got some Mileage back!...

well maybe this can help others, did for me..

I too was sick of the poor milage, im talkn like 10-13, ya no good, granted its winter here...but still no excuse. so i sat down and though of things i could do and decided it hit its 50k mark, and things should be done...not to mention the beating ive giv'n it over the years..drowning etc.. , sooo i did this over the weekend

-Spark Plugs (bosch platinum 4's)
-2 new bosh performance 02 sensors
-new belt and new puley(for my ears..not milage lol)
-full syn. oil change

but it turns out getn the new plugs and 02 sensors pays off.. cause so far ive gotten a boost of about 30-50 miles on my tank...i'll take that

well im lookn to do some other things to get some back...just makes it a little more enjoyable to drive when i dont have to worry about the gas sucking problem
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might wanna see if theres a hole in your gas tank....
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sounds awsome Andy ill have to give this a stab one day...

ill try anythin for more mileage
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might wanna see if theres a hole in your gas tank....
ya know...lol for a while..i was seriously considering fuel loss in that order...cause it at times was just absoludacris!
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Dang 50K on the 2002....lol, i know other members have more, i guess i am just used to my 2001....lol

Thats cool that the tune up helped, i'll have to wait about 10,000 miles for that.
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im almost at 60k in an 03 mark.

how much did all this cost you andy?

and have you gone through a full tank yet?

ya i try not to think of my mpg.
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I only have 20,000 on my 2002
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I think i might do all this soon as it gets warmer.
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sweet i might have to try some of this.
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i might have too invest in some, new plugs... im sure mine are old....
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I have 1,700 on my truck...I'm only getting about 16 MPG...

Seriously though, my 01 Edge had 80,000 on it in July of 04 when I traded it...and I beat the crap outta that truck. I got about 12 MPG with 265's on it & a heavy foot.
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I will be doing that soon!
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i did all accept the o2 sensors and a pully no diffrence did last october ill try thr o2's now
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well it wasnt cheap.. ran me about 200+ for all of it including oil change(couldnt amagine if i had to pay for labor)..

my plugs were perty black, and the 02 sensors looked perty bad..dont really know what bad ones look like, but they werent clean :)


yea i know 50k... but hey its 4 years old...but i guess i drive alot..when i got the truck it had 12k on it, ive had it about 2-3 years...and i just drive around my area
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200+ buys how much gas?

$2 a gallon / 200 bucks = 100 gallons.

100 gallons at 13mpg = 1300 miles before its paid off or something like that.

im not saying it was a bad choice, its just alot of money to tune up all the time.
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i got my 04 with 12 miles on it and now its at 49800
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dude...its 50k maitenence man.. my belt was ****..and my idler pulley was ****, and at least 2 of my plugs were foul and the 02 sensors were shiat, and just so happened i had to change oil...its just one of those times..


its the last time ever for changn em anyways..i dont expect to have it another 50k...better safe then sorry..belt wise, dont want that breakn






..02 sensors are a kick to the *****
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I have planned to change my plugs and wires when it gets warmer out.
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I plan on doing my plugs this weekend.

Also might want to consider changing your fuel filter and running some good injector cleaning in it. heres a tip....the red/orange and green tabs, PUSH THEM IN. the single one coming from the front of the motor, you pull it out.
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Changed all my spark plugs a couple months ago to Autolite (Grade E) but didn't notice any difference in MPG! :( :(

Just the other day I recorded 14.8 mpg on my truck...that's like the 2nd best I've ever recorded since I got my lift and tires on. Dunno how I did it. I usually get somewhere in the low to mid 13's per gallon.
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I have planned to change my plugs and wires when it gets warmer out.
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yea im now geting 15 or so i was geting about 12-13, and i cant wait till it gets warm again.. should be even better
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Yikes, my truck just hit 20,000k. I changed over to bosch dual plat plugs about 1k ago and those motorcrafts looked rediculous for only being 2 1/2 years old w/19k. It's got more jump to it than it did before. And with stock fx4 tires (don't quote me) 245/75/r16 I get an average of about 17.5mpg. I run 89 every other tank too, not too sure if that matters.
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what do they look like ?

Is it possible to clean the stock o2 sensors ? Were they crusty ?
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ummm idk..prolly not, mine were all black and used lookn..at 50k...its just somthn you have to chaange sometimes.... thers the after CAT one too..i didnt bother with it
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