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Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#32 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
May 20, 2007 (5:08 pm)
1997 mercury mountaineer 136,000 miles
31-10.5/15 tires a/c compressor runs no matter what you do so winter/summer dose not seem to make much difference i get 13.8 mpg average i have a 3500lbs camper and that dose not make a difference
#33 of 51 2001 Explorer Sport V6
May 25, 2007 (3:16 pm)
at over 2200 meters above sea level I get around 17 mpg in city driving, havent taken it on the highway yet.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport with 39 000 miles on a V6 4.0 200hp engine.
#34 of 51 gas milage
Jul 30, 2007 (11:35 pm)
If i change tire size from 15" to 16" will i get better milage?
#35 of 51 Poor gas mileage...
Jun 15, 2007 (10:01 pm)
I have a 95 Ford Explorer V6 motor with about 115,000 miles on it ... as of late I am loosing about 2 mpg off of my average from 6 months ago. I recently replaced some vacuum lines that were cracked and I just put in a new fuel pump. The car seems to run fine just lower gas mileage.... Any clues???
#36 of 51 Getting absolute crappy gas milege
Aug 29, 2007 (1:06 pm)
I just recently purchased an 02 Explorer XLT - V8 - 4.6L
I have an 11 mile commute to work, little to no traffic. In the last few days, my 11 mile drive uses a quarter tank of gas! I have checked the standard stuff, ie; fuel filter, pump, fuel injectors, air filter etc. and there is no leak. What could be causing the absolute crappy gas milege??
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
#38 of 51 Reducing tire size for mileage feasible?
Jul 29, 2007 (8:03 pm)
I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport.
It still has the original Michelin 235/75R15 tires on it but after 6 years its time to change them.
That bring in 2 questions:
1)Is it possible to install thinner tires.. maybe like 215 or 205 if i respect the original height?
-Would this make the vehicle any less safe?
-Would they fit the original rims?
-Would gas mileage really be reduced a little bit?
None of the tires are too worn (Explorer was only driven 40K miles on them) yet the tires are 6 years old but only the front ones have little cracks on the side which make me uncomfortable to take the Explorer on the highway (usually drive only in city traffic).
2)The spare tire is brand new cause its never been used ... yet its been down under the Explorer for 6 years. If I only want to change the front tires for the moment could i use the spare and only buy a second tire or is it too dangerous and i should change all tires?
Thanks for the help!!!!
#39 of 51 Re: Reducing tire size for mileage feasible? [zevoruko]
Jul 29, 2007 (10:37 pm)
Would gas mileage really be reduced a little bit?
I'm curious. What makes you think your mileage will change?
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Aug 01, 2007 (6:15 pm)
Im wondering if thinner tires would cause less friction/drag therefore increasing mileage...
#41 of 51 Re: Drag [zevoruko]
Aug 01, 2007 (9:43 pm)
If there is no adhesion between the tires and the pavement, then the coefficient of friction (rolling) should not vary with contact area. And if it does, the change will be negligible in terms of mileage improvement.
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