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I finally purchased an 05 3.0 2wd extended cab ranger off my grandfather. I bought it off him with 14750 miles for 6000. Its spot less and has a bed cover over it. Truck runs like a champ, im very please with it. Just takes some getting use to since im use ot driving my 250 lol Anywho, I calculated milege one time and got 22.3 combined driving, fairly easy. I thought I should be getting better than that with a 3.0 2wd? Also After getting my oil changed and throatle body cleaned i can notice a decline in milege? Any input fellas? Thanks
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22.3 sounds about right for your gas mileage.

The 3.0 is known for the power of a four cylinder and the fuel economy of the 4.0 V6.

My single cab 2wd 3.0 gets an average of 20 or so.
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Are you saying a 4.0 gets better millage than the 3.0? I thought the 3.0 was the better motor for millage and the 4.0 was for moderate towing. Ill get pics up one of these days. Its a bone stock gold extend. 6ft.

Any cheap intake systems available for this motor and is it worth the money?
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Any cheap intake systems available for this motor and is it worth the money?
In my opinion, they are not worth the money on a stock tuned engine. Good cold air intakes are pretty expensive. I would just get a good drop-in filter for the stock CAI, maybe take out the snorkel.
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In my opinion, they are not worth the money. Good cold air intakes are pretty expensive. I would just get a good drop-in filter for the stock CAI.
Im not familiar with what your talkin about. can you explain that a little more, maybe post a link to the item? Id appreciate it man
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Like these: AFE Pro-Dry S Air Filters

The one I linked is reusable and oil-free.
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Hows the improvement using this compared to stock? Do you notice better performance and millage or not really?
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Hows the improvement using this compared to stock? Do you notice better performance and millage or not really?
An increased throttle response and a slight MPG increase have been reported. I feel the change is negligible, but it won't hurt. Not to mention, you won't have to buy any filters for awhile.
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My 2.3 is only gettin 16-18 MPG. Id love 22
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Are you saying a 4.0 gets better millage than the 3.0? I thought the 3.0 was the better motor for millage and the 4.0 was for moderate towing. Ill get pics up one of these days. Its a bone stock gold extend. 6ft.

Any cheap intake systems available for this motor and is it worth the money?
No, the 3.0 gets better than the 4.0, but not much. The 4.0 however has much more HP.

The 2.3L gets MUCH better MPG, with just slightly less HP and torque than the 3.0.



The 3.0 is however, known to be a pretty solid, reliable motor.
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wow. i get like 13-15 mpg with my 3.0 your lucky!
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Get rid of that air silencer and get a free breathing drop-in filter. You can get more ambitious with a less restrictive exhaust, but then you're spending some money. Anyway, easy in and easy out always improves a motors power and economy.

I don't know why cleaning your TB hurt the mileage...it should have helped a little.
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