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so i blew the hell out of the EPA standards for my truck

so i went on a little road trip up to around st. helens near washington, it was the maiden voyage for my scangauge, and i averaged on the trip home 31.5 MPG

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and for the whole tank i averaged 28.7MPG


not bad for something shaped like a brick

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dude that is awesome, I see u gotta 4banger though...
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That is damn good, I need a sg but do not have the funds yet.. can I borrow yours? lol

I got 26 mpg all hwy once with 31"s..
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26 is not bad, the best i ever got on my 30.5's was 24MPG
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heh, I still average around 28mpg. 4-Banger FTW!
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the way gas is going, the 4 bangers are the way to go


4 banger FTW
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I've got an automatic so my mpg sucks compared to yalls..

Just gotta wait for this next tank!
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thats still not bad for an auto
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damn!
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im pretty sure Im hittin 20s with 37s right now...
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2.5L powerhouse FTW!!!!

I get about the same when i keep my speeds down.
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blahhhhh.




That's why i want a econobox ranger to rally around. slammed police interceptor like.



2.5L OWNS 2.3L.
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i wished i had the 2.3


changing the plugs in the 2.5 is a PITA
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i wished i had the 2.3


changing the plugs in the 2.5 is a PITA
its not any better on a 2.3, that is I think they are all dual plug so you have 8 to do!
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2.5L OWNS 2.3L.
2.3D OWNES 2.5L !!!!
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i wished i had the 2.3


changing the plugs in the 2.5 is a PITA
you do know the 2.5L is the same thing as the old 2.3L right?

it just has a longer stroke.

i put the 2.5L in my 97, i get about 16mpg.
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I get about 14 mixed driving from my 4.0. Boooooooooooooo!!!!
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you do know the 2.5L is the same thing as the old 2.3L right?

it just has a longer stroke.

i put the 2.5L in my 97, i get about 16mpg.



i'm talking about the newer 2.3L's the ones with ther plugs in the valve covers
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i'm talking about the newer 2.3L's the ones with ther plugs in the valve covers
I've never replaced them, how easy is it?
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I've never replaced them, how easy is it?
The 2.3 DuraTec DOHC is simple to change plugs on. They're all right there on top of the motor. You just need a spark plug socket with the rubber grommet in it so you don't drop them, and a 6" extension to reach them.
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onthe 2.5L's you have to pull the upper intake manifold off, its not too bad if you take your time
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I get about 14 mixed driving from my 4.0. Boooooooooooooo!!!!
Really!?!? I am getting 17 with 90-95% city driving in my AWD V8!
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on the 2.5L's you have to pull the upper intake manifold off, its not too bad if you take your time
you don't have to pull the upper intake just you a swivel socket or a wobel extinction I've done it plenty of times.
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If thats the first time you used it, then it is probably not right. You need to do a fillup or two to adjust the percentage and then it will be spot on.
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2.5 power! I am getting like 23 though.
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