Official 4.0 SOHC MPG Report Thread

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech' started by Katmandu, May 14, 2005.


  1. Katmandu

    Katmandu Founding Member

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    Did you get a different speedometer gear to CORRECT your speedo/odometer for the taller wheels/tires ?????????
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  2. echo7

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    Well if he got it from ford that way, then ford would have done it for warranty issues, i had to pay $65 for them to do mine when i upgraded my tires
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  3. Katmandu

    Katmandu Founding Member

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    Don't 05's still use speedometer GEARS like this.... [​IMG]
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    Nothing was done with the speedometer that I'm aware of... I'm switching to 17" rims this weekend so I'll be sure to do some speeding and ask a cop what speed he clocked me at versus what the speedo shows :D
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  5. echo7

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    well they told me that had to recalibrate by computer so everything would be perfect, especially for warranty issues, but ive heard of those gears, but if i get a speeding ticket, fords paying for it.
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  6. blk05vert

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  7. pony_up

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    First 2 tanks were 24.875 & 24.664 mixed driving. Last tank was 22.1 90% city driving. So far I'm very pleased with the MPG's of the V6...

    Auto, K&N drop-in, single GT muffler...
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  8. echo7

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    oh yeah, my new exhuast setup boosted me up to 21.9 mpg (still with lead foot, just no 0-100+ runs)
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  9. bigcat

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    i dont know why you v6 guys are all excited about your gas mileage. my gt get about 17-19 city and 25-27 hwy. look at the window sticker. the mpgs for the v6 and v8 are only 1 mpg different. i dont see the point of buying a v6 for the gas savings. maybe if you said the v6 has all the power i need, or i just wanted a cheap mustang, or something like that i could see the v6. but for mpg, i dont get it.
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  10. blk05vert

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    The V6 has an overall lower cost of ownership (initial price, insurance, cheaper maintenance, etc). Getting better gas milage than the V8 is just one example. I bought my vert as a V6 because I couldn't find one at any of the local dealers in GT form that wasn't marked ridiculously up. In hindsight given that I am getting worse gas mileage than you stated I would have just went for the GT. At least with 300+hp I would have good justification for it!
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  11. echo7

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    Yeah, i couldnt get a GT either, so i settled for a V6, plenty of power for my first real car. And i know i wouldn't get good mileage because i would probably have an even heavier foot in a V8 than i do now :D
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  12. MoNStARaiN

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    my little gauge says im getting im averaging 13.8 mpg is this accurate?! I guess I should do the whole odometer deal to find out for sure. If it is accurate how can I get more mpg?


    2005 screaming yellow automatic

    mods coming soon:
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  13. echo7

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    seems very low, is that the instantaneous or average reading? I would try doing it yourself, by the pump, to see what you get.
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  14. echo7

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    Did mine again today, 21.5, so this confirms my 1 mpg gain from the new exhuast setup
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    I am also getting an average of 12-15 MPG over the 700+ miles that I have driven my car. I am going to check the MPG for sure at the pump tomorrow.
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    I have 20 inch wheels, dealer installed and get about 22 mpg on the Hwy. I don't do a lot of city driving.
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  17. fazm83

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    Finally got 30+mpg (30.82) on my way back from rexburg idaho, got it between beaver, UT and here to phoenix.

    On a side note, i used shell 91 vpower in utaho, and i got 25mpg in the city, thats the best city mileage ive got (i only use chevron in my car, but i couldnt manage to find one and i was gettin low on gas)
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  18. Saltfli

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    I got 16mpg on my last tank of gas. I got 181 miles out of a little over 11 gallons of gas..... I don't understand how one stang can get 25mpg and then the same car with the same engine can get 16mpg? I have about 1700 miles on the car, maybe it needs to break in a little or I should stay away from crappy gas.
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  19. Jimp

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    You probably drive like I do. :D
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  20. stanmckinney

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    I'm with you. I check my MPG all the time. 15 to 16 is what I get in town, that's with air conditioning on, etc.
    On the road I can get 22-25. My dealer tells me that's about right.
    I, frankly, have problems believing higher figures.
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