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94 ranger 2.3 getting 14mpg help please

so i changed the plugs and wires and check the gaps closed off the egr and have a short ram intake. getting horrible mpg. i put in 10 gals of gas and run it to empty and only go 140 miles. basicaly i have 31" tires witha 4.10 gears with posi flowmaster and intake mentioned earlyer. i have hear about fuel filter or o2 sensor. should i just start replaceing parts or what. im getting tired of paying so much every day just to go make money to put back in my tank. please help
btw its not airodinamic at all got 20" of travel up front and a skid plate and flared fenders and light bar on the roof ill post some pics soon
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Well its taking a lot for that 4 banger to turn the 31's imma guess thats where your problem lay's..
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ya but i have it regeared for the tires and im about 3 miles over on the speedometer so the ratio is almost back to stock
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Yeh but still they weigh more..
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I've read many stories about poor milage from owners till I seen what they did to their trucks!!!! If you did all that and didn't get the gearing corrected in the speedometer then your still having tire size issues. Its taking more revs of the trans to get the truck rolling, like staying in a lower gear longer. Every 100 pounds added to a car you lose 1 mpg, looks like you've added 400 pounds in just rubber and rims. The trunk is near 5000 pound to begin with so the 2.3 is not the best source of economy for a truck, I learned that my first month with my 2.3 XLT. I had a Grand Marquis with a 4.6 V-8 , it got 4 less miles per gallon (in the city) then the Ranger back when the $4.00 a gallon was going on. 4 bangers were meant for 1500 pound sub compacts with 5 speed manual transmission.

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hehe thats what i get

is that the blitzkrieg light rack btw?
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Sick *** truck man!
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no i made the rack my self thanks guys. i have the right gearing for these tires and i changed my thermostat this weekend and fuel filter and also the temp sensor on the water line that goes to the heater core. im hopeing these will help me out a little. my temp gage i think is broken cuz it stays a little be above C when it warms up i took off my fan to see if it would heat up at al and just sittting in my garage ideling it finaly went to the middle of the gage so i pretty sure there is something wrong here. anyways is there any other things i can do to help out my wallet in gas thanks all
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I've read many stories about poor milage from owners till I seen what they did to their trucks!!!! If you did all that and didn't get the gearing corrected in the speedometer then your still having tire size issues. Its taking more revs of the trans to get the truck rolling, like staying in a lower gear longer. Every 100 pounds added to a car you lose 1 mpg, looks like you've added 400 pounds in just rubber and rims. The trunk is near 5000 pound to begin with so the 2.3 is not the best source of economy for a truck, I learned that my first month with my 2.3 XLT. I had a Grand Marquis with a 4.6 V-8 , it got 4 less miles per gallon (in the city) then the Ranger back when the $4.00 a gallon was going on. 4 bangers were meant for 1500 pound sub compacts with 5 speed manual transmission.

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I agree with the rest of it but WUT
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check out your EGR system, my sensor went out and i though that was it so i got a new one, but i needed a new valve, sensor and solenoid, i was getting about 16 stock and i used to get about 22, it was about 380 for all the parts
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might try some sea foam too...just ran a tank w/sea foam added and I went from 20mpg to 23.75mpg (that's just one tank)
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might try some sea foam too...just ran a tank w/sea foam added and I went from 20mpg to 23.75mpg (that's just one tank)
The seafoam will do that... your mpg should drop down a bit once it's out of the tank.
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guess I should have noted that I've been consistently getting 23.75mpg since running the one treatment through
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Ya I did sea foam and also a different tank with injecter cleaner but still 14 mpg. I blocked off my rgr valve cuz I hear that will hhelp. Should I hook up my egr again?
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I ment egr valve lol
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