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High Mileage 4 Cylinder Owners Please Read

Okay i have seen some HIGH mileage rangers reporting GREAT gas mileage.
My truck EATS gas
I have a 1995 2.3L 5 Speed XLT 180,000 miles
The truck is ALL OEM,not modified.
I do carry around 150-200 LBS in the rear bed ( My TOOLS )
I shift @ 3,000 RPM ( Never any higher,cause it wouldn't go anywhere anyways ) LMAO !!!!
Truck has 15 Inch Wheels @ Tires
No Check Engine light
New Plugs / Wires / Coil packs
Fresh Cooling System
New Exhaust ( Factory Header Back )
Cold Air Intake ( Should i go back to Factory air box ??? )
373 Factory Gears

PLEASE chime in,and LMK ( THANKS )
I am going to change the fuel filter this weekend
Any other ideas ??????
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What are you getting for mileage?
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What are you getting for mileage?
I dont know cause my odometer stop working when i hit 120,000
But i drove 96 miles today ( Mostly highway ) and my truck drank aliitle less then half a tank
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Don't you work in a mustang shop? This should be pretty obvious to anyone with some real automotive knowledge. You just posted saying your truck is staying super cold all the time and not warming up. Which is probably because of your thermostat. I'm sure you either got one that is the wrong temp, or you have a fail safe one and it failed (stuck in the open position always). When the truck is cold it's running on a default map, known as open loop. It doesn't rely on the oxygen sensors to adjust the mixture. When it reaches a certain temp (it's like 180* I think?) then it goes into closed loop mode and uses the oxygen sensors to adjust the mixture accordingly. Your truck isn't warming up, so it's staying in the default open loop and that is causing you to get crappy mileage. Again, I don't really get how you didn't figure this out on your own. You mentioned having a shop, and I see your truck at whatever the mustang place is called on lyons and johnson when I drive that way.
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Don't you work in a mustang shop? This should be pretty obvious to anyone with some real automotive knowledge. You just posted saying your truck is staying super cold all the time and not warming up. Which is probably because of your thermostat. I'm sure you either got one that is the wrong temp, or you have a fail safe one and it failed (stuck in the open position always). When the truck is cold it's running on a default map, known as open loop. It doesn't rely on the oxygen sensors to adjust the mixture. When it reaches a certain temp (it's like 180* I think?) then it goes into closed loop mode and uses the oxygen sensors to adjust the mixture accordingly. Your truck isn't warming up, so it's staying in the default open loop and that is causing you to get crappy mileage. Again, I don't really get how you didn't figure this out on your own. You mentioned having a shop, and I see your truck at whatever the mustang place is called on lyons and johnson when I drive that way.
WOW !!!!! I guess since i Build Mustangs,I SHOULD BE GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE EXCUSE ME for asking some random questions.My shop has been removed from the location you speak of for over a YEAR for your INFORMATION.My truck is not in open loop,runs GREAT,just trying to get some feedback from others.SO SORRY TO POST THIS SINCE I AM GOD in the AUTO / GENERAL REPAIR area since i have a SHOP building MODIFIED Mustangs not Ford Rangers.Since you are GOD here being a Admin,PLEASE close my account if i am bothering you.I guess this was not the site to join since i was going to be judged on my questions,and i guess you KNOW me WELL ????? Sorry for being a STUPID human being asking some random questions.My next question should be on how to do a oil change ?????? WAIT,i am NOT ALLOWED to ask questions since i build mustangs !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Typical mustang guy, hahahaha
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Typical mustang guy, hahahaha
I will think of YOU next time i hear MY 302
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that was pitiful guys.
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You pop in here to say that on a 4 year old thread? Whats the point?
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professionalisn,the thread may be old but people still read them and the additude gives people a bad feeling for the forum.
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