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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:12 AM   #1
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Does any one know why my sploder would get about 5 mpg better when the temp is above 45. I was averaging 15 or so during the cold spell now with 60's upon us I am getting 20 or so.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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Yours is good compared to mine, I get a best of 13 in the winter. I hear most Explorers get worse mileage in the winter. Maybe they're just warm blooded creatures! ;)
I get a best of 18 in the summer, mine's a '94.
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the difference is mine is 2wd :-( and a 5sp,
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Yours is good compared to mine, I get a best of 13 in the winter. I hear most Explorers get worse mileage in the winter. Maybe they're just warm blooded creatures! ;)
I get a best of 18 in the summer, mine's a '94.

I think the key to good gas mileage is proper gearing with the 4.0

A lot of the rangers/sploders came from the factory with 3.27's in them, way to tall of a ratio IMO for something as heavy as an explorer. The 5 speed transmissions are ten fold better than the a4ld in both strenght and power transfer, but honestly my 4.0 had a huge mileage gain when I put in my gears with the tires - I'm running 4.56's with 33's, and pull roughly 19-22 on the highway going right around 68 mph....and that's with it lifted. When it was stock, I was lucky to get that on the highway.

But, even if they do get shitty mileage, if you've got the 4.0 your set - that motor is a damn reliable work horse (well, the OHV ones.....the SOHC have more than a few problems)
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I think the key to good gas mileage is proper gearing with the 4.0

A lot of the rangers/sploders came from the factory with 3.27's in them, way to tall of a ratio IMO for something as heavy as an explorer. The 5 speed transmissions are ten fold better than the a4ld in both strenght and power transfer, but honestly my 4.0 had a huge mileage gain when I put in my gears with the tires - I'm running 4.56's with 33's, and pull roughly 19-22 on the highway going right around 68 mph....and that's with it lifted. When it was stock, I was lucky to get that on the highway.

But, even if they do get shitty mileage, if you've got the 4.0 your set - that motor is a damn reliable work horse (well, the OHV ones.....the SOHC have more than a few problems)
yeah lets blaze has the open 3.27 8.8
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yeah lets blaze has the open 3.27 8.8
Yep, thats what I assumed - when my truck had that gearing, even with small 235's on it the motor would barely turn 1900 rpm at 75.....which isn't even near the torque peak of that motor....
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I run about 2500 at 75 or so. damn nowonder I chug fuel
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I thought I was running 373's
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I run about 2500 at 75 or so. damn nowonder I chug fuel
Actually, 2300-2500 is ideal with the OHV 4.0 at that speed (or what ever speed you choose is the optimum highway speed for you). There's a big misconception that you'll get worse fuel mileage as RPM's increase - and that's true to a point. But, in my experience, my truck seems to get better mileage around 2300-2500 rpm....just before the engines torque peek.

If you're still getting poor mileage, I'd start looking for something that could cause it (engine running rich for some reason - skewed ECT, bad O2, etc....)
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the ecu reads fine, no check engine lights on. I dunno
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I run 3.73's in mine, with a rear limited slip. I did find out a problem, though. the past week or so, the torque conv. is coming out of lockup. Also, the check enging light is on, and throws a code showing the Air Charge Temp sensor is out of specs. These are probably the culprits.
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