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Old 01-20-2010, 01:24 AM
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03 f-150 4.2 fuel milage????

hello i'm new to the 97-03 f-150's. i've got a shortbed auto with the 4.2 and i'm getting 16-17 mpg in town and 18-and maybe 19 with a strong tail wind. is this about right for stock setup?? anything i can do to improve mpg's. thanks guys
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:29 PM
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That seems about right. One thing you can do to get better mileage would be to only drive downhill . I usually get about 17-18 with mine (4.2, stick, longbed). I think the only place you save much money is at the dealership when you buy.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:51 AM
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ok thats kinda what i figured. thanks for the info
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Tweak it a little. Add a K&N, polish up the inner manifold surfaces, tighten everything up and keep the crankase clean and the oil cool with a oil cooler and you can get 23mpg highway. I always run every other tank with a couple quarts of 2cycle oil too but I dont know if that helps or not. I tow allot with that truck thats why.

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I 've got a 2000 4.2l 5sp stick..8.8mm race wires,iridium plugs,air raid cold kit an tb spacer its a short box extended cab with a topper.I get 25hwy 20 city most of the time
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What the heck?...

I get about 12 miles to gallon...

2003 Super Cab, 4.2 Stick, 30 inch tires...

I forgot to mention I drive like a maniac.
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I drive like a truck driver,which I am. I can get 850 km to a tank in the summer with civil driving. Best hiway truck out there bare none.
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