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Old 03-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Location: Minneapolis
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Ford Ranger - '97 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4
90 day: 21.28 mpg (US)
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Ugggg~ its cold outside and my gas mileage has been terrible this past month~ My power bill says the temp has averaged 20 degrees F between 1/27 and 2/25. The engine doesn't get up to temp until I'm over half way to work.

Today's fill calc'd at 18.6mpg's. That's without an engine fan, without power steering, with a tonneau cover, with a front belly pan, mud flaps removed, and driving about 50mph on the highway. Considering my goal of 25mpg, that's disappointing.

However, my truck used to do 15mpg in the winter prior to the mods, so nearly a 4 mpg improvement. I guess that's good...

The real good news is that I wired up my kill switch today. I'm excited to see how much improvement that gives me~ should be about two weeks till my next fill up.

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