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2000 ram 1500 using a lot of gas

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Old 06-13-2019, 09:03 PM
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It could get better, but, don't expect miracles. If you can do 14 around town, and 17 or so on the freeway, yer doin' good.
 
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12-13 is exactly normal. Anything higher is a fluke on a long flat grade below 65 for an entire tank. Move along, nothing to see here.
 
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You can see here....rated 13 mpg combined driving from the factory. You are right where you need to be.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymo...0_Pickup.shtml
 
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Originally Posted by donnieb View Post
my ram 1500 5.2 liter seems to be using a lot of gas. the motor has about 78000 miles on it. Seems to be running fine not missing or any problems. Just wanted to see if anyone had any ideas. Thanks
I would start with replacing the 02 Sensors. I had several vehicles that started to drink gas when the 02 sensors go bad.

https://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stor...=&N=4294954406
 
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Thanks everyone for the information
 
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It could get better, but, don't expect miracles. If you can do 14 around town, and 17 or so on the freeway, yer doin' good.
That's about what I get. I have 87K on the truck. All fluids are synthetic.
 

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