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Old 04-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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I have a 88 xlt ranger super cab and a short bed with the 2.9l auto. I was wondering how many gallons is the gas tank? Also when i do fill it up the fuel nozxle at the gas station doesnt cut off but i can see gas at the top of the gas neck.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Sounds like the flapper isnt closing right. The fill capacity should be 14.5 gallons, give or take.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Sounds like the flapper isnt closing right. The fill capacity should be 14.5 gallons, give or take.
The flapper closes right but i filled it up with 10 gallons and it was close to empty gas only comes out when you pump it cause it doesnt stop pumping when its full.
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i've never been able to get more than 9.9 gallons in my 88...
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i've never been able to get more than 9.9 gallons in my 88...
When you fill yours up does the pump turn off automatically?
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i've never been able to get more than 9.9 gallons in my 88...
Have you ever run it dry?

A 10 gallon tank is ridiculously small for a vehicle of any size.
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Have you ever run it dry?

A 10 gallon tank is ridiculously small for a vehicle of any size.
no, i'm scared to because i bought the ranger so i don't have to walk. the time it fit 9.9 the needle was past E, and i topped it off. so yeah, the gauge could be inaccurate, but i'll just pretend its good for now

and yeah, i agree, neon's have 10 gallon tanks for christ sake. something that small doesn't belong in those let alone a ranger
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no, i'm scared to because i bought the ranger so i don't have to walk. the time it fit 9.9 the needle was past E, and i topped it off. so yeah, the gauge could be inaccurate, but i'll just pretend its good for now

and yeah, i agree, neon's have 10 gallon tanks for christ sake. something that small doesn't belong in those let alone a ranger
Yeah, your gauge is busted. I go 200 miles on a tank in my truck and take on between 12 and 14 gallons depending on the time of year, how I was driving, and such and I have basically the same truck.
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Also it has pressure on the tank. When i open up the cap it lets off a good bit of pressure. I found a hose that i thought could be a vacum hose and traced it all the way to the front of the truck to the vapor canister i think that is what it is. But that lined cant be stopped up because it is connected. Is there any other vacum lines? And could i go 200 miles on my truck? It usually says E when at about 150 miles and i get about 15 miles per gallon.
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The gauge in both of my '88s are funky.
The single cab doesn't work at all. I go 180-200 miles and go for gas.
The super works sort of. When I tested it outside the tank it read perfectly but not now, 75 miles and it reads 1/4, by 150 it is below E. I used the same rule for both, get to 180-200 miles and go for gas.

Don't trust that one, the oil pressure or temp, they all suk for various reasons.
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