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Old 04-24-2006, 10:46   #1 (permalink)
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bad gas mileage

whats kind of mileage is a 99 ranger 3.0 2wd supposed to get? i'm gettin 15-17 and i treat it like a baby. its got like 5,000 miles on the new engine i put in it. any suggestions??
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fuel injector cleaner air filter cap and rotor plugs and wires better gas, less weight, proper tire inflation, better oil and additives, cooler radiator tempeture and addidives, better trans fluid and last octane booster.

or you could just save the $ and bee happy with the mileage?
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o ya and a new pcv filter and valve and dont use the ac.
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thanks, how much mpg is average for my truck?
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id sya 20-30 whats you elevation and average daytime tempeture?
and when do you do the most driving and whats the tempeture average then?
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If it's an automatic, 15-17 sounds about right. Sorry.
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Hi. Got a 2001 3.0 with 26,000 miles and what really helped me (really meaning went from 17 to 18 mpg's) was changing the trans and diff oils. Put Redline in the Trans and rear end. The Redline fixed the 3rd gear snick immed.Well worth the money.But really have never done better than 18 mpg's and thats driving like an old man. Which I am.
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Oh and running Mobil 1 10-30 up front.Truck runs really good with these oils in them. Redline really made a difference. The look of the stock rear end oil at 26K was downright scary when I took it out. Grey milkshake.
But,lI guess the 3.0 is known for its long term reliablity not its gas mileage. Which is cool until until gas hits $3 plus.Also have a 180 degree thermo intake bypass too.
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