Uh Oh.....MPG controversy....


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We had a family friend toast an engine in one of our vehicles. He was told there is an oil leak and needs to stay on top of the oil. Needless to say, he never checked the oil.
 


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The discussion is MPGs, I want underdrive pulleys, someone help.
 

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I love the people who say they get 22+ on a duratec in the city. I'm amazed to get 17.... highway though i can do 28+ through hill country with crap in my bed. I have tried for years to get my city miles up but 17 is about the best I can do.
 

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Driving like grandpa on the highway today and was getting 30mpg. Had just put a full tank of mobile 87 in. Cruise control at 58 in a 55 zone.
 

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I ran across some vehicle information on my 2011 Ranger concerning fuel mileage and need to correct myself since I've been quoting the wrong estimated fuel mileage for my truck for quite some time. While I was not incorrect that some V6 rangers are expected to get 23 mpg, mine is not one of them. The quoted expected fuel mileage is 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, which I meet or exceed regularly, even on 70 mph interstate trips. Since I caught the error, I figured I would put it out there for clarification.

Now, to keep on topic (yeah I know, on topic, what?), the quoted mpg for my Supercrew STX FX4 Ranger is 20 mpg city, 22 mpg combines, and 24 mpg highway. My last trip from Aliquippa to Washington, PA was reported on the dash as being just over 25 mpg. The trip down was via US Route 18 and I-79 on the way back up. So, it looks like without long term mpg tracking that the estimated numbers are going to run true to what is advertised.
 

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I am yet to go more than 12-15 miles at a time in mine. I read several times that the 3.0 has 14:1 compression? It this is correct should we only run 93 in these trucks?
 

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I am yet to go more than 12-15 miles at a time in mine. I read several times that the 3.0 has 14:1 compression? It this is correct should we only run 93 in these trucks?
This is a joke right?

14:1 needs like 112 octane race fuel :icon_rofl:
 

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I keep finding this, I really think it's a misprint
 

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It is absolutely a misprint. The 2001 3.0 didn't even use a knock sensor since compression was low enough to not need it.
 

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It is absolutely a misprint. The 2001 3.0 didn't even use a knock sensor since compression was low enough to not need it.
Dude, I been questioning that from the day I got this truck. I could not be correct lol.
 

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there are several misprints in the first 4 lines of that document,,,,'nuff said
 

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26.2 mpg from bay area to Tuscon and back. AC running. If you've been on I-10 in Arizona, you know speed limit is 75.
 

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I said before that ford needs to change their testing speed from 55 mph to something more common but was basically told I don’t know what I’m talking about because “everyone” drives 55 mph.
I always drive 55.






If the speed limit is between 35 and 45.
 


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