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Looks like I might have to find something a little more economical to drive to school than my FJ40 is. So what kind of mileage would I expect out of a 300-6 or a 302? carbed or EFI is there much difference?

Michael Witt
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from what iv'e heard the 302 gets better mileage than the 300 the 302 gets about 600 km on a 120 ltr tank

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I have a 95 f150 302....with songle 60 or 65 litre tank and i get 300K to a tank with 33's........my buddy has a 96 with the 300 and his is no better but has way less power......dont get a six!!!you'll be sorry

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Originally posted by sparkyjay1:
I have a 95 f150 302....with songle 60 or 65 litre tank and i get 300K to a tank with 33's........my buddy has a 96 with the 300 and his is no better but has way less power......dont get a six!!!you'll be sorry

The 300 six in an offroad vehicle is a better motor than the 302. Lots more torque. They are a great motor just too darn long to put under a lot of guys Broncos or there would be a lot of them out there set up that way. I've owne three Fordd PU's with that 6 and a few with the 302, mileage is about the same.

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I have 96 F-150 4x4 and I test drove alot of the 300's but when I found a 302 it was much better. I've had no problems in the bush with power it has lots and its nicer to drive on the street. If you have anything to tow you might want the 302.
 
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if you want loads of grunt torque (ie. crawling, big tires, ect) get a 300-6. for power, get a 302. fuel inj. is better, better economy, power, smoothness, and they set themselves up automatically (i have a 2.9L fuel inj. in mine, i like it) however, a carb is better in many ways as in you can set it up yourself (electronic fuel inj. has a rather annoying tendency to tune around some mods.). also, a carb is more reliable in a lot of ways. less to go wrong. i've also heard that the factory fuel inj. on the 300s are a bit of a pain. however, the older 300s came with a tiny single-bbl carb. strictly bottom end torque.

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