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gas mileage on my 4cyl 2.5

Hey everybody. I just recently purchased a 2000 Ranger XL with 60,000 miles on it. Everything looks factory on it, nothing aftermarket, no performance parts. I just filled the tank up full, and so far (I havn't emptied the tank yet), but so far, it seems like I am only getting 10-12 miles per the gallon. Any tips on improving that? Should I drive the tank to E and then figure it out before I jump to any conclusions? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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well first of all the gauge could be off. I would top it off and do your mileage calculations. FYI, its miles traveled / gallons filled......
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if you set you trip O/D you can go to the pump any time but FILL all the way back up... doing this calculation...

Miles/gal used

so if your trip O/D is 240 miles and just pumped in 12 gal

240/12=20mpg.....

you dont have to go all the way to empty
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if you set you trip O/D you can go to the pump any time but FILL all the way back up... doing this calculation...

Miles/gal used

so if your trip O/D is 240 miles and just pumped in 12 gal

240/12=20mpg.....

you dont have to go all the way to empty
Thats what I just said....
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OK. My trip odometer was reset and I've driven only 50 miles since my last full fill up. The gas gauge has gone done a quarter from the FULL line. Considering the tank is 16.5 gallons, I'm estimating roughly 4 gallons used, which comes out to 12.5 miles per gallon.
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you cant estimate... thats like saying i weight 110lb cause i feel like it... wait till you get around 1/2 tank then refill it...
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Alright, thank you. I'll be posting after I re-fill the tank. So basically pay attention to the gallons pumped when I do refill it. Then divide that number into the miles on my trip o/d and that will give me my gas mileage.
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yup... you got it.
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I do appreciate the help. I love my Ranger so far, and I want it running the best that it can.
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22.5 Miles per gallon. I would say that isn't too shabby
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22.5 Miles per gallon. I would say that isn't too shabby
not bad.
i think at one point my truck was getting 28mpg, cant say the same anymore tho
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Mine was getting roughly 18 mpg, but with some significant mods here and there. I'd say that's a frickin sweet gas mileage!
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mine constantly gets 22-23mpg, but im in the gas alot. We also have a ton of hills.
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