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Old 11-10-2005, 12:53 PM
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Question 78 1/2 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4 400 B/B

i am running 35's w/4.11 gears and i moved to Ohio from Tn and it took me three full tanks of gas on a one way trip.. Is there any thing i can do to be able to get better gas mileage????
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A tune up, new filters etc.

Check the thermostat. If the motor is running too cold, it will use more fuel.

Replace the timing chain with an aftermarket set, and install the chain 'straight up'.

Rebuild it with 9.0:1 Compression Ratio.
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what did that equal in mpg's?
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i'm gonna go with a big ouch on the mpg's!!! with those tires you're equivlant to 3.73 gears, pretty good for highway cruising... danlee's gotter nailed for increases that are cheap and easy- tune-up and filters... headers and good flowing exhaust helps FE motors alot..
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