My '94 2WD DAK 3.9 AT CC gets about 15 city and 20 hi-way (if I hold the speed
under 68MPH) loaded for fishing and towing a very small/lite boat. That's with
about 350lbs of gear in the truck and the boat and trailer combo weight maybe
475lbs. It'll go bad in a hurry if I go any faster, 60MPH is ideal, as it'll do
a little over 20MPG at that speed.
mine is 2wd , and I am wondering how to push some more out of
I have no complaint about power, but its empty most of the time, and
there is no reason for a 6cyl to get this bad mpg..
Diamond Dave wrote:
Hah..that little six-banger is nothing but a 318 with 2 cylinders
lobbed off..Kinda explains the poor mileage. Maybe a K & N filter and
some synthetic oil would help..seemed to help my old tired 318 gain 1-2
mpg on the highway.
My truck is 5.2 liter, v8, auto, with 312 cid 1996 ram with 70k miles
on it and it drives 15 miles per gallon and I can't argue with that. I
feel my truck is great on gas. It takes about 280 to 310 miles on full
Yes 312 cid. Believe it or not. I just replaced whole spark plugs,
distribution cap, rotor, and wirings all bosch, bosch 4 split spark
plugs. And distribution coil. It works really great. Dude probably beat
the crap out of his dakota besides its a sport performance truck of his
so it eats gas unlike mine.
I bought a great truck for cheap. It just needed new tranny and new
4x4, shocks, tune up I spend 5 grand on new parts and done it myself.
Got truck for 4 grand with 48k miles. Its now 70k miles. No problem
since I fixed it.
Go go dodge ram fans
Larry Crites wrote:
Makes me appreciate my 1978 3.9L V6 Dakota, 2wd and 5 speed. Even at
275K miles it continues to get 22-23 mpg highway. You have 14" or 15"
wheels? The door jamb info says mine was build with 14" rims, but on the
dealer lot it came outfitted with 15" rims.
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