How can i Fix proper petrol consumption

Asked by Dec 17, 2015 at 06:17 AM about the 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I Buy 2006 Model ford explorer Engine 4.0L it was used imported from USA and now in UAE, and the Engine was Over heated then I replaced the Engine with one used and very good condition engine which was imported from Japan and after fix it in my Explorer I fount it's petrol consumption is extreme, like full tank which should go for 500 km it's just going for 200 km, Please advise. My email ID is farooqtesting@yahoo.com

2 Answers

175

Congrats on your purchase! First, are you getting any trouble codes from the computer or any other systems? Do you smell raw gas when you drive? Did you replace the engine with the same type of model that you have? If not, did you have the computer re-flashed to the current engines configureation. The Mileage you described does seem low. If there are no major mechanical issues present, I would do the following and then check the results: Plugs, Check coil-on-plug harness condition, fuel filter, and air filter. Good luck to you!

20,870

The 2006 Explorer probably has a sixteen to twenty gallon fuel tank (US). The rating on the vehicle is 14-19 MPG (US) 500KM equals 310 miles (US), so depending on driving conditions (city and highway) your previous mileage seems rights. (20 MPG with a 16 gallon tank and somewhat less with a 20 gallon tank). If you are not getting any trouble codes illuminated on the dash there could be internal codes not showing. Normal idle on a warmed up 4.0 is somewhere around 750. Is it much higher? YOu could also have a transmission problem - slipping. Does the engine have to overly rev when beginning to move from a dead stop? I suggest you have the codes read first at a shop which has a live feed engine analyzer. It will indicate electronic and other malfunctions. If no problems are found then they can check out the transmission.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,240
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,440
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,050 Great Deals out of 84,326 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Expedition
349 Great Deals out of 17,711 listings starting at $1,989
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 44,886 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford F-150
3,214 Great Deals out of 239,202 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Acadia
1,087 Great Deals out of 56,238 listings starting at $3,741
Used Ford Edge
1,111 Great Deals out of 56,190 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Durango
315 Great Deals out of 25,647 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
569 Great Deals out of 37,596 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Escape
1,177 Great Deals out of 108,013 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota 4Runner
361 Great Deals out of 27,311 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Pilot
629 Great Deals out of 45,163 listings starting at $300
Used Nissan Pathfinder
491 Great Deals out of 27,849 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
625 Great Deals out of 23,442 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
46 Great Deals out of 1,764 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
7,214 listings starting at $28,435
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
166 Great Deals out of 41,398 listings starting at $22,896
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
157 Great Deals out of 4,428 listings starting at $14,970
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
389 Great Deals out of 8,036 listings starting at $11,499
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
235 Great Deals out of 5,011 listings starting at $9,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.