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04-24-2011 09:34 PM
97Epedition Wow I only get 450-460 km per 100 liters. 1997 expedition 4.6.
03-14-2010 08:04 PM
07rangersport I also had a super 40 flowmaster muffler on my truck. I'm just telling you what got ME 'good' mileage. Make sure you don't over oil the kn AND clean the MAFS whenever you clean the filter at minimum. I cleaned my MAFS at every oil change.
03-14-2010 07:40 PM
3323 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
anyways....I'll pickup a new filter this week as you stated thanks...
anyother ideas?
03-14-2010 06:29 PM
07rangersport 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
03-14-2010 05:58 PM
3323 very nice info guys...

axle 96 on door sticker..
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?
03-14-2010 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by tazzharm View Post
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
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:

I think for the 2010 models the 4.10 is an option and limited slip is no longer available.
03-14-2010 01:46 PM
Lone Ranger 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
03-14-2010 08:39 AM
3323 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
03-13-2010 11:12 PM
Originally Posted by 07rangersport View Post
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.
03-13-2010 05:29 PM
07rangersport 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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