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#16 of 30 Ford Ranger gas mileage
Nov 04, 2008 (12:25 pm)
The rear-end ratio vs. how you drive has a lot to do with what you actually get. My window sticker says 21 city/26 Highway for my 2008 Ranger 2.3L, 5 spd with 4:10 gears. With 4:10s the engine never "lugs" ( i.e. loses intake vacuum) from 30 MPH on up in fourth (direct drive). I religiously use Cruise Control on the highway - set the tach at 2750 RPM which is about 70 MPH and listen to my favorite tunes!.
Results, on my last trip ( Maine to Maryland and back) I drove 1157.1 miles on 37.796 Gals of gas-slips. Math says that's 30.6 MPG, average and includes driving around town while I was there and almost two hours of stop and go traffic jams through NY and CT on the way home. On the first tank - strictly highway and no traffic delays I got 32.4 MPG!
My old 4 cyl '93 Ranger had 5 spd. with 3.08 gears and never got as good mileage. The engine had to "lug" too much causing the intake vacuum to drop which means poor mileage.
I have no reason to "BS" you! Hope these facts help.
Nov 06, 2008 (6:22 pm)
I own an X code 1990 ranger the x in the vin indicates a roller cam engine and yes it's 4.0 does anybody have an idea what kind of gas milage I should be getting?
#18 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [xcoderanger]
Nov 07, 2008 (2:19 am)
X Code? Roller Cam? Never heard about either of these discriptions.
All 4liters are the same. (Until they went to the overhead cam in what, 2000???)
On my 1994 4Liter, extended cab, automatic, with a cap on it all the time, it got about 14mpg in town, the VERY best I ever saw was 18.5mpg on the highway.
#19 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [bolivar]
Nov 14, 2008 (3:22 pm)
"On my 1994 4Liter, extended cab, automatic, with a cap on it all the time, it got about 14mpg in town, the VERY best I ever saw was 18.5mpg on the highway. "
I had a 1992 4L, extended, 5 speed stick, and I got 18 city / 23 highway.
#20 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [stevedebi]
Nov 14, 2008 (11:29 pm)
At what speed? My highway driving in the south/mid west meant 75 mph with the AC on.
#21 of 30 Re: my X code ranger [bolivar]
Nov 17, 2008 (1:20 pm)
"At what speed? My highway driving in the south/mid west meant 75 mph with the AC on. "
It was at 68 - 73 MPH as I recall, that was a long time ago! My highway trips were between LA and Albuquerque, so my A/C was running as well. The speed depended upon the state - Arizona has the highest speed limits, but I believe that CA and NM had 65 MPH at the time, so I drove 68 in those states.
I had the limited slip rear end as well, which I believe actually reduces MPG.
Keep in mind that I had the 5 speed, and the fifth speed is basically an overdrive. NOT an automatic...
#22 of 30 1992 Ford Ranger tranny problems
Nov 17, 2008 (11:22 pm)
I own a 1992 Ford Ranger 6 cylinder 4 speed + overdrive. It sometimes will go into reverse just fine and at others it shifts into reverse but when you let up on the clutch nothing happens the truck remains in neutral and a very loud grinding occurs. You can feel this grinding in the shifter knob. It now occasionally does this between gears however the sound goes away when accelerating or stopped, it only seems to happen when decelerating or reverse. Also, it sometimes won't "catch" gears when I shift and will instead cruise in neutral with this odd grinding noise. I drained the tranny oil and replaced. No luck. It tends to be fine when it is cold, however gets increasingly difficult when the truck has been driven for a bit. I've talked around trying to gain advice, some people say the tranny's gone others tell me its a bearing on my clutch. I have never had a truck that grinds and whines at me so I'm not sure what to think and would like some other people's opinions before dropping my tranny. thanks.
#23 of 30 First tank mileage
Nov 27, 2008 (6:02 pm)
I've only had my 2008 Ranger 6 days, but I am very happy with the results of my first tank of gas. I averaged 27.4 mpg of city / highway driving. I do not live in a congested area or regularly use an interstate type highway so this is local road driving with long runs between traffic lights or stop signs. Ranger has the four cylinder with 5 speed manual transmission and 3.73 rear end.
#24 of 30 Ranger mileage
Jan 01, 2009 (6:20 pm)
After about 5 weeks of driving it looks like 27mpg is going to be a solid average for around town driving. I can't complain about that! This is a 2008 four cylinder with the five speed manual and 3.73 rear end.
#25 of 30 Ranger Mileage
Feb 04, 2009 (5:29 pm)
1995 2.3l 5sp manual 154,500 miles
I get about 21.5 mpg combo of town & highway
Not bad for an old lady.