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Old 03-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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greetings to all

Howdy, I recently got interested in eco modding my 2.3L 5sp. ford ranger after I decided not to sell it. I have had it 11 or so year and have never checked the gas mileage. In the last couple of days I've purchased 195 tires (18lbs. total weight savings, I've removed 18.5 pounds of leaf springs, replaced the 35lbs spare tire with a bicycle pump of plug kit. Im really excited to learn from you guys.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard!

What year is that Ford Ranger? Does it have OBD/OBD-II and, if so, do you have a fuel-milage gauge of some sort, such as ScanGaugeII, Ultragauge, etc.?
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hi tele man, obdII, its a 2002 with GET THIS 46,000 miles I almost pulled the trigger on a ultra gauge. But I want to learn more about a vacuum gauge first.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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That's crazy low miles! Lucky you.

A vac gauge is no replacement for a digital display though ... bite the bullet and order one. It'll be immediately obvious you made the right choice when you start using one.

Welcome to the site!

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