Hello everyone, what kind of mileage should I expect from my 87' ranger? My Ranger has a fuel injected 2.3L engine, 5 speed manual trans, and a 3.45 gear ratio rearend. This is a standard cab 7 foot bed truck that is 2 wheel drive. Any information from experience is appreciated. Thanks
The odometer in my truck reads 48,167. I don't know if that is the original mileage or if it is 148,167, I assume the latter for it's age. The engine doesn't smoke or use oil. It's recently had a complete tune up by myself at my shop/garage. Thanks " el c"
i have an 87, but its extended cab, 2.3, 5 gear, and 3.73's in tip top condition. i get 18-21 depending how and where i drive it (doesn't really care for hills) the biggest killer that i found is when your pushing it dont give it more throttle than it can take, more throttle=less vacuem=higher fuel pressure=poorer gas mileage
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As far as MPG, mine has seen a wide range. I have a similar truck, 88' 2.3L, 5sp, x-cab, ??? rear end (I know it is 7.5"). When I first got the truck about 1yr ago it was only getting 17MPG avg. After many std service repairs, plus a new trans, new tank, fuel filter, and too much to list it runs great. Some stuff covered here: (cleaning the TB and intake was a big help) http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=248941
Now I get MUCH better MPG. I only drive 10 miles to work, so it is mostly city/stop-n-go driving. 23-25MPG city, 25-27MPG hwy. Oh, I forgot to mention.... 115k.
Wow, thanks very much for the information to all. Looks like I have some reading to do from your link G2IC_Wraith. I will definitely read this and see what I can come up with on my Ranger. I'm getting ready to do a tune up on it this weekend. Again, thanks very much for the replies and the help.
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