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Old 09-12-2008, 11:13 PM
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I am think buy bronco II but need know what mpg it get?

Now I am very upset plus have no job now. It hard to not drive but everyday I average 85 to 130 miles so that cost me close 30 dollars for 2 days.

Plus it get around 13 to 15 mpg but not enough good for me plus it very slow on highway.

Now I been think tracker but scare to drive if it have rust on suspension.

Then forgot about Ingersoll444"s bronco that will be cool but it 14 mpg but forgot about bronco II which is smaller.

I am think buy bronco but guy sell have 2.8L in there but I thought it suppose to have 2.9L. What oil I need use because I heard push rod get plug so easy that cause tick noise. I think I should remove valve cover and put new push rod for safe insurance.

Anyone have bronco II what mpg they get? 20 mpg? My Dad's friend have one he gotten 28 mpg on highway at 60 mph with stock tires and no lift kit.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:35 AM
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> I am think buy bronco but guy sell have 2.8L in there but I thought it suppose to have 2.9L.

2.9 EFI with a 5 speed will get about 17 city and 21 highway. It was rated for 23 mpg highway at one time.

2.8 was about 14-15 MPG city and about 18 MPG highway. The fact it was a four speed might have something to do with it.

> What oil I need use

Usually 5w-30

> I heard push rod get plug so easy that cause tick noise.

Actually, I think people have posted it is because of the cam shaft bearings.

> 28 mpg on highway at 60 mph with stock tires and no lift kit.

Well, all I can say that is better then a stripped Ranger reg. cab with a 2.3L and 5 speed and the best I have gotten is about 22 mpg at 55 mph.
 
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:35 AM
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Sidebar note: The push rods on our 89' 2.9V6? None have oil holes built into them. Had to do a double take when my wife went to clean out the oil ports, and remarked: "Just how small is this oil port? There's no hole in these things".

The oil flow to the heads comes from the center cam bearing area. It goes directly into the center mount for the rocker shaft, which is hollow and uses metered holes to direct the oil flow. Now if your cam bearings are worn out? Then yes that would create oil feed issues to the rocker shaft/valve areas.

I'd personally not recommend (this is just me) using 5w30 oil in any engine with over 80,000 miles on it. Maybe in the winter months when you need a thinner oil for faster build up of oil pressure? But I'd go 10w30 in anything over 30degrees in temp. (and a qt. of Lucas) Just my opinion remember.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:23 AM
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If it is an '84 or '85 it would have a 2.8 with solid lifters - thats the reason for the lifter tick. The ones with the manual transmissions has overdrive and did better than the automatics. Mine (with 4x4 and an automatic) got as high as 23mpg on the highway if I held it to 55mph. Above that it got 17-18. This included mountain passes over the Rockies, so you might do better.
 
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:02 AM
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I am getting 17 -19mpg around town (combined city/highway) with my 89 BII 5 spd. w/230K running 215/75SR15 tires, Mobil 1 synthetic oil and a K&N air filter. The rest of the engine and vehicle is stock. I would like to see it get above 20 mpg but I may be fooling myself.
 
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> I would like to see it get above 20 mpg

Try syn gear oil in the whole drive train. Works for me and my 1988.
 
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:22 AM
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wow, i only get 14mpg hwy with mine, but it is an 84' 4x4 with the 3 speed auto. any tips for better fuel economy?
 
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:22 PM
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I have a 1986 2.9 and I still get 20 -23 mpg.
 
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> any tips for better fuel economy?

Swap in a 5 speed manual. You will get at least 18 mpg with the 2.8L.
 
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:22 AM
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My B2

I Rebuilt My 2.8 All Stock Ford Parts And A Custom Modified Flywheel To Stop Front Seal Blow Outs! And High Performance Tranny Parts! I Put Tranny Fluids In My Rear &front Gears And Trasfer Case And I Got 14-16 City And 18 Mpg On Hwy At 80mph Im Not A Fan Of Speed Limit(i Cant Drive 55mph)= I Will Fall Asleep! But Did Try It For A Day And When I Top My Fuel Off I Got 20 Mpg. If U Only Put A Half A Tank Of Fuel In It U'll Get 1-3 More Mpg=less Wieght More Mpg---

But On Long Trips Its Best To Fill It Up!!! For Around Town Never Put More Then Half A Tank It Does Help To Have Less Wieght! And If U Can Get Away With Cutting Converter Out And Pulling Smog Pump Out U Can Get Better Power Plus Mpg.
Brand New They Got 14-16 Mpg In The City And 18-20 Mpg On Hwy But Back Then 55 Was The Hwy Speed Limit And Now Its 65-70 For Most Of Usa.

OHH AND I USE 20-50 MOTOR OIL = IM FROM THE SOUTH AND IT PUTS OUT A BETTER COMPRESSION RATIO BUT IT DOES EFECT MPG THE THICKER IT IS! AND AS LONG AS U CHANGE OIL EVRY 5,000-7,000 MILES U WONT WORRY ABOUT CLOGING! AND USE CLEANERS BEFOR OIL CHANGE TO BREAK UP ANY GUNK BUILD UP!

Im Going To Upgrade My Eng To A 3.0l Efi And Was Told I Might See 22mpg On Hwy With My Driving Style Lol!!
And City 15-18 If I Drive Like Grampa! But Im Always In A Rush So Im Hoping For At Least 16mpg With My Style Of Driving! And Im Working On A Home Made Hydrogen Setup To Give Me 15-25% Fuel Increase

Hope This Info Helps U Out!
 
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:32 PM
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I've had two 87's. One was a loaded XLT with a 2.9 and 4sp auto. The other, an XL also with a 2.9 but a 5sp manual. If either got below 20 mpg local driving I became concerned. 23-24 on the highway was typical. The only problem was that the little 2.9 didn't have enough power to keep at highway speeds climbing 2000-3000 foot mountains in Western Maryland.

I really liked the Bronco II's, but might I suggest looking at a late 90's early 2000 Explorer XLS with the 4.0 OHV engine. That model also came with 15 tires, as does the Bronco, so you wont spend a fortune for them. I traded my last Bronco II in 2003 on a used 2000 Explorer XLS 4dr. IIRC, it is rated at 140 hp, as was the 2.9 in the Bronco. However, the Explorer has much more power that the little Bronco ever hoped to have. Must be the increased torque of the larger 4.0. Anyway, my Explorer gets pretty much the same mileage as the Bronco II's did.

The Explorer has been a jewel. It currently has 176,000 miles and runs like a top. The only repairs have been regular maintenance items such as a battery and shocks. It still gets 23-24 on the highway, but the local mileage has dropped to a steady 18-19 from a steady 20.

I find that owning the Explorer has cost no more than either of the Bronco's. Mileage is the same and both use 15" tires. With four doors, the Explorer offers near twice the room of the Bronco. Having no children at home, I keep my rear seats folded down much of the time. It makes for easy loading and unloading.

Now, the 2002 Explorers are a different ball game. They are larger, heavier and from those I know who own one, the mileage is far less than the previous models.

Each Bronco and the Explorer were/are bone stock. No lift kits or oversize tires. I also drive sensibly and keep a regular maintenance schedule.

By the way, my sister has a 91 Explorer with 4.0 and 5sp manual that she bought new. It has over 220,000 miles and she claims to still get above 20 mpg on the highway. Although it is now a second vehicle for her.

Good luck.

 
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:58 AM
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I have an '89 Ranger 2.3 with a 5 speed. I have put 28K miles on it since last summer ( summer 2007 ) driving half the mileage on the highway. When I am making long trips, I get consistently 24 mpgs and that is with the AC on much of the time and never under 65 mph . .mostly 70-75. I have been very pleased. In mixed driving to and from work, I'm getting 21-22 MPGs. It is a 2wd, I run 35 psi in tires, synthetic oil and keep it tuned well. In 1990, I had a new '90 Ranger that got close to the same MPGs, but not quite as good. This '89 just happens to be a good, make that great, runner
 
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:06 PM
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Just a suggestion, follow big rigs for a week, if you are taking off faster than them, you can save 15-20% of your fuel if your acceleration matches theirs. As a truck driver, I will ask that as you follow, please keep at least 3 seconds between you.

I got over 50 mpg in a 85 Dodge Colt 1.6l 4spd OD; 26 in a 96 Ranger 2300 5spd; 23 in a 85 ranger 2800 5spd; 18-25 in a 85 LTD 5.0/AOD-missing 2nd; 42 in a 04 KIA Rio, 1.5 5spd(EPA 36); 25 in a 78 C10 350(Qjet) TH375/3.08 235/75R15.

Again, just an opinion...
 
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I consistently get 20 mpg (23 on a hwy trip) in my 1989 auto 4x4 with AmsOil all around, and Bosch Platinum +4 plugs and 8mm wires and a performance coil.
 
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I have got a 1988 XLT 2.9 5-speed 4x4 with 235/75-15 AT tires @ 35psi.
I get 17-18 mix MPG driving 70% highway @ 70mph avg. I haven't changed anything since I bought it used w/ 112K miles on it.
I'm pretty sure it would get better mileage if I would slow this brick down, but that is a death wish on I-85 in NC (home of nascar and nascar wannabes)
 

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