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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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How much does gas mileage improve after initial break in?

Just bought a 2008 FX4 and I love it, I am hoping to see some improvement in the fuel mileage after I break in the truck? If I do expect to see some improvement how many K will it take?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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I have 40k on my Ranger and my mileage hasn't really changed all that much from a year ago when I bought it. It's been a fairly consistent 20mpg. Drops to about 18mpg in the winter. That's US gallons, not UK.

What are you getting for mileage?

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Thanks for that, I have heard different stories from different salesmen, and I wanted to get it from actual Rangers owners..
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 07:20 PM
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I started to see a difference after about 10 000 km, Im getting 22-23 imp. now. 4.0 L, 4:10 gears. 4x4.
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i just went on a camping trip where the road speeds and highway speeds were between 80km/hr and 100km/hr. setting cruise control at these speeds i averaged about 24-25mpg.
(i worked it out and converted to mpg) current milage is about 7200
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The gas milage increase in theory is caused by the parts wearing together, and having less resistance from being broken in. You are supposed to actually get a bit more power after the break-in, which means you press the gas less... I have driven cars and trucks from new and never really got alot better...

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I have 40k on my Ranger and my mileage hasn't really changed all that much from a year ago when I bought it. It's been a fairly consistent 20mpg. Drops to about 18mpg in the winter. That's US gallons, not UK.

What are you getting for mileage?

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I have to agree with Cowboy Dave. I bought mine last year and I have about 20K on it. The gas mileage is pretty consistent and hasn't changed much since day one.

When I go on longer trips I usually get about 520km to a tank before the fuel light comes on. Next purchase is going to be a tonneau cover as I hear that helps a bit with fuel mileage.




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Yepp. Doesn't reallychange at all. With 49000km on the clock I still get 18-20mpg, same as the very first tank of gas.
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Well if my gas milage doesn't improve with time, then I may have made a mistake buying this 2011 Ranger. So far I've just been making short trips around town but I'm only getting 20.3l/100 km or 13.9 mpg imperial. Yikes, my 1984 Cadillac used to get better gas milage than that. Hopefully, I'm just bad at math!
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