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gas mileage on 2.3L 1996 Ranger

what is the average gas mileage everyone is getting on their 2.3L Rangers? I have a 1996 Ranger with a 2.3L automatic tranny and my gas mileage sucks big time....i have 14" wheels on it...brand new K&N air filter..bought the k&N last week hoping to improve it..but doesnt seem to change any. I use to have a 94 Ranger powered with 4.0L V6 with auto tranny and got more out of it than the 2.3L...let me know of some new stuff to put on my truck to help the gas mileage. thanks
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I've got a '00 2.5l but im getting about 22mpg with a lead foot. The 2.3 should get just as good if not better.......probably 25mpg, maybe even closer to 30 on a trip. I'd check things like spark plugs, spark plug wires, stuff like that......make sure the brakes aren't draging. How many miles is on the engine, and how does it run?
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i got a 97 2.3 5spd xlt with the 8 spark plugs and get about 25...basic tune up and exhuast will help out, but exhuast will have better results with a better intake
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I have a 97 2.3 L manual and I seem to get from 18-23 with most city driving. For me it seems that the more you baby-it the mpg drops. I shift at about 3k and am seeing great results.
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I have 121,86X on my 96 2.3L Ranger with brand new transmission and engine runs excellent....I bought the truck from a buddy of mine and had to put a new transmission in the truck but i should change the plugs and wires and see how that does. any other suggestions?
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94 ranger 2.3 manual with KN cone filter, no cat, flowmaster exhaust, and lowered 2/4 got around 30 mpg average. On long trips on the freeway, I could get in the mid 30's
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i have a 87
i get about 19 to 22 mpg its ok
its better then my other vehicles \/-\/-\/ the f-350 get about 8 to 10 mpg
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I have a 2002 2.3 with a 5 speed extended cab ranger with a little over 70,000 on her. I get 22-25 in the country/ Town and 30-32 on trips to OK city and Little Rock AR
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i get about an even 20mpg running crappy 10% ethanol regular and 50/50 hwy/city driving.
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auto may not get as good as a manual, with good ingitino, intake and exhaust you should improve from stock
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Originally Posted by USMCWHITENER
what is the average gas mileage everyone is getting on their 2.3L Rangers? I have a 1996 Ranger with a 2.3L automatic tranny and my gas mileage sucks big time
so what is your gas mileage?

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I replaced my plugs and wires on my truck. i have a K&N cone filter...my gas mileage is about 19mpg.
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city or highway?

I've seen some ford f150's get 19mpg, all highway, 5.4, 2wd, auto, but it doesn't make it a gas efficient machine.
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well my father owns a 01 f150 lariat ext. cab with the 5.4L V8 and he gets way better gas mileage than on my ranger. my 19mpg is city driving.
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well my father owns a 01 f150 lariat ext. cab with the 5.4L V8 and he gets way better gas mileage than on my ranger. my 19mpg is city driving.
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92 ranger 2.3 with 100K 2wd and manual transmission... I get around 20 mpg mixed driving.
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