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average km to a tank of gas?

Hey
just wanted to know to anyone who has purchased any new 2010 rangers 4x4 4.0L what they were getting on average full tank of gas to km before fullup>
I have only 800km on my new truck and read untill I hit around 3000km - 5000km my engine is breaking in so till then my gas is going to suck....
Is this true?
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Yes, it's true. And after the engine is broken in, it will continue to suck just as much.

With mostly highway driving, I can get 500 km on a tank. The worst I've gotten was 50 km on half a tank, but that was in winter with my remote starter, and taking very short trips in town. It probably spent more time idling than moving.

Expecting good mileage from a 4x4 4.0L Ranger is not a good reason to buy one. If someone is really concerned about that, they should have bought a Toyota Echo ... or a full-size GMC Sierra / Silverado(!).

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I got on a regular basis 550km to a 74L tank in my 07. That was right from 6km when I picked it up. On an all highway trip to calgary I got 800km out of a tank. That was with cruise set at 95 km/hr. HOWEVER from what most people claim about their trucks, mine seems to have been a freak of nature or something. But I did get 'good' mileage for a truck. mine was 4.0 4x4 3.73 gears

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But I did get 'good' mileage for a truck. mine was 4.0 4x4 3.73 gears
Ah, good point. I forgot about that. Mine's got 4.10 diffs. That probably makes more difference on the highway.

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I knew from the start the gas would be much higher then my elantra that I traded in but just wanted to see how others were doing
how do I tell my diffs ?
The window sticker from the dealer states
sport 126 SB 4.0L v6 5-spd auto o/d trans
trailer tow pkg, class III
does that help
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Stock all season tires on aluminum wheels with 3.73s will net you way better mileage on the highway that a set of mud terrains on steel wheels with 4.10s, the difference wouldn't surprise me to be more than 100km/tank. 2wd would be another huge advantage.

My '09 has been averaging 15 - 17 mpg depending on how I drive, and I usually drive slow. My commute each way is 40 km, half being 80 km/h rural roads and half with the cruise set at 90 km/h on the highway. I usually get around 500 km to 65 or 70 L. The best I have ever got was all highway, driving very easy and I got 19.8 mpg and I was pretty shocked.

A few things to note: I'm 4wd, auto and running 31" MTs with 4.10s and when I fuel up I always top the tank right off until there's gas at the filler hole. I can squeeze around 6 or 8 more litres in than just hanging it up when it first clicks off. My truck turns 2000 rpm @ 90 km/h. I solely use 87 octane Chevron fuel, and apparently they're starting to run 10% ethanol which hurts mileage a bit (burns faster). LR

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how do I tell my diffs ?
The window sticker from the dealer states
sport 126 SB 4.0L v6 5-spd auto o/d trans
trailer tow pkg, class III
does that help
thanks
Look at the sticker on the driver-side door edge. It will have a bar code on it and has information like your VIN and tire pressures, etc. Near the bottom is a build description line. In the box that says "AXLE", there will be a 2-digit code. The codes are listed here:

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=233658

I think for the 2010 models the 4.10 is an option and limited slip is no longer available.

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very nice info guys...

axle 96 on door sticker..
96
open 8.8"
2750 lbs capacity
3.73 ratio

I have alloy 16"rims 255/70r16 goodyears ( yuckie tires ) Michelin Ltx AT/2 on wish llist...
sorry for all the questions but I just got rid of my elantra gt and have been stuck with Hyundai since 2000. Love my new truck....
anyways will installing a cold air intake help or hinder gas millage?
any other addons that you can think of that may help?
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Ditch those goodyears, they SUCK. Stay with a stock or close to stock size tire to keep fuel consumption in check. Don't bother with an intake, just remove the snorkel in the factory airbox and drop in a kn filter. If you want 'good' mileage don't mod the truck. Leave it stock, most mods decrease mileage anyway. More power=more fuel

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nice..
ok no intake it is and the 255/70r16 is the stock size the truck came with and is on the door plackard.
can't afford tires this year so next year I hope...
I do understand that it's a truck and I didn't buy it for the gas millage a truck made more sence then a mustang did...I'm not twenty anymore..lol
anyways....I'll pickup a new filter this week as you stated thanks...
anyother ideas?
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