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Not gas hog really but

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by scattermaster, December 9, 2004.

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    1. scattermaster

      scattermaster New Member

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      I went thru my 1st tank and looks like I got 14mpg. I was expecting better from 4ltr v6. Only about 140mi on hwy. Rest going to work obo 5mi each way. Not hwy. ????????
      Expect to be pulling my boat soon. will mpg get much worse?
       
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    3. Interstate

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      Was that 14mpg on the highway or in the city? 140miles on the highway for a full tank is really bad. Explorers don't have good mileage due to federal laws :p but that's really bad. Adding dead weight like a boat will take the mpg way down.

      How many miles on your X? Check to see if the airfilter is dirty or finda high-flow replacement. Check the mass airflow sensor as a dirty one can hurt gas mileage too. Got any junk in the back like a tool box, junk, or other miscelaneous items that add dead wieght?

      I think it's time for someone to make a thread meant justfor increasing gas mileage...
       
    4. huskyfan23

      huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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      Probably could use a tune-up, though I only get 17mpg highway.
       
    5. Chew_12

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      I get 12 with 33's around town. 14 is not horrible but it could be a little better. There are threads around that tell you how to increase you milage.
       
    6. scattermaster

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      Sorry if i misled. Out of my 1st tankfull(2??)mi. my mpg est is a combination of hwy and city. probly half&half. stock tires,everything. 2wd auto. '93 110K mi.
       
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      That's still very bad, I can get 13mpg in the city.
       
    8. Rhett

      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

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      Interstate has a 2002 Explorer, and you should not compare mileage between his 2002 truck and your 1994 truck. He's got a different drivetrain entirely.

      14 mpg mixed is not too terribly bad for your 1st gen. truck. If you expect more out of a 4.0 V6, then I can only tell you that this particular 4.0 V6 OHV engine is not designed for fuel economy. It's designed for torque and reliability. Plus you have a 5000 lb truck with all of the aerodynamics of a brick. (1st gen).

      You should be able to get it up to 15-16 mpg mixed once you get your truck properly tuned. Your 2WD is a tad lighter too. That will help you.

      I get 14/21, that's with a 4.0 OHV on a 4WD 94 Sport. I used to get 12/18, until I did things to make my truck run more efficiently.
       
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      In all reality, they never got great mileage from the factory. I think they were suppose to get only about 19 on the highway and 15 city. So in comparison to those numbers, yours may only be a mile or 2 per gallon of. I usually got about 14-17 mpg across the board.

      Changing driving habits is always good too.
       

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