My truck is my winter beater and Im looking at trying to get better gas milage out of it. I think it has a 18 or 19 gallon gas tank (short bed) (not extended Cab). And I get about 190 miles out of 18 gallons (with about 1 gallon reserve)
So 190 miles to 18 gallons.. with no load?
Anyways I replaced the airfilter about a month ago but am not really sure what else I can do to help safe a little bit. I dont drive it hard, it has 130,000 miles on it so I take it really easy on it.
I did a search on this forum but I couldnt get "better gas milage" to come up because of minimum letter usage or something.
1997 Cobra Coupe Black
-Remove air silencer
-Nitto 555R Drag Radials
-BBK Off Road H pipe
-BBK Progressive Rate Lowering springs
-Nitrous Express 75 shot Wet Kit
-Diamond Clear front Turn Signal lenses
-Stainless Steel COBRA bumper letters
-Ford 95 style Silver Cobra R wheels
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New Cap/Rotor Change oxygen sensors with OEM
Check EGR valve
Remove and clean Throttle Body/MAF/IAC,
Check condition of Brake Pads/Rotors/Hardware,
Flush/Bleed out all old Brake Fluid & replace w/quality fluid,
Flush Cooling System & Fresh Anti-Freeze
There is a way to get a couple of miles per gallon out of the 351s, you can have a mass air system installed on it, converting it from bank fire injection to sequential injection...
It would only cost about 1200.00 or so,, and only take about 70 thousand miles to recoup your investment.. Ok,, bad idea..
My 351 Lightning gets 14 on the highway if I take it easy,, 10 in mixed driving and about 8 if I am pulling a trailer.
They like fuel !!
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