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2.5 gas mileage and question

on my stock 98 2.5 5speed 2wd what is the normal gas mileage i should expect and when i get below 1/4 tank when i come to a stop every now and then the truck will die but will start right back up the fuel filter only has about 10,000 miles on it any ideas on what it can be thanks
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hmmm, the last time I filled up I still had (guessing) over 1/8 of a tank left and I had gone 300+ miles.
When was the last time you did a complete tune up? (plugs, wires, clean maf, fuel filter, etc...)
I would reccomend doing the seafoam treatment to the intake/combustion chamber... that helped my 2.5 out alot. There's a how to in this section. :)

Your fuel filter could be clogged man! Especially when bad gas is introduced to the tank. They are cheap, l ike $11, so it wouldn't hurt anything to swap it out on a filter change.
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i did the sea foam and put new $7 a piece plugs in it where is the maf sensor and what do i use to clean it and how often should i replace the fuel filter
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where is the how to in this section that you were talking about
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The MAF - pop the hood and look on the air intake tube. It's right behind the air filter housing. There's a black plastic boxy lookin thing with a 3 wire connector going to it. On top, you'll see 4 torx key bolts that mounts it right in the air intake tube. How to remove it, I forget assuming you have a stock intake tube. I have a CAI so I'm rusty remembering how the stock intake tube is setup. Once every 10K miles is good enough for cleaning the MAF or every oil change if you'd like. That's what I do anyway.

The fuel filter you should do once a year but you can get away with every other year, depending on your gas quality and how much a year you drive.

As far as seafoam goes, this stuff ROCKS! makes a good smoke show too LOL! this is perfectly normal though. Read all about it here:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...hlight=seafoam
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what did you use to clean your maf with thanks
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just some your basic cheap electrical contact cleaner -Mike-
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