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^lol. I'm not surprised the v6 doesn't do that good on gas, I never understood why they under power heavy vehicles.... Heck my 2010 ram quad cab with 4.7L gets 20-22 on hwy depending on speed, and I never average less than 17mpg, mostly city.
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wow i cannot belive how crummy the mileage on the v6 is. Its almost comparable to a hemi. I get 13 in town and 18-20 on the highway. BTW gaeast your truck looooooks sweeeeeeet man props. Now just drop a hemi in there.
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My 2011 Ram 3.7 gets 14 at best in town, and 18 on the intestate, but I also have a fiberglass bed cover which weighs 200 lbs. As I practice good economy techniques, seems a bit low, but guess I fall within the average.
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I used to get 16 mpg all the time when I first got my truck. Eventually after reading about a lot of guys w/ the 4.7's swapping out their clutch fan for an electric fan and gaining mileage and power I jumped onboard. After that I was getting a minimum of 18 mpg and 20-21 on the highway. As of now I'm getting 18-19.5, with a mix of 60/40 highway/city.
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That's some impressive mileage ^^^^! I'll really be keeping an eye on mine when I go on vacation next week.

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Admittedly, I don't look under the hood very often ("I'm not that kind of a girl",...lol), but my fan appears to be electronically driven and controlled, however my mileage remains 14/18.
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Admittedly, I don't look under the hood very often ("I'm not that kind of a girl",...lol), but my fan appears to be electronically driven and controlled, however my mileage remains 14/18.
I believe your truck has a mechanical fan for the radiator(attached to a shaft off the front of the engine). I think you also have an electric fan that only operates when the AC compressor is on to pull air through the AC condensor.

Deleting the mechanical fan and adding an electric fan on the radiator would probably help your mpg by at least 1 or maybe 2 mpg. May not be worth the cost of the swap though.
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Oh nm if you have a 2009+ you have electric AND mechanical fans that are used for both the radiator and AC condensor. I was looking at your engine year that says 2002-2008....didn't realize you have a 2011.
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I couldn't help but go out just now and look for myself,...only the one big electric fan directly behind the radiator, it's roughly 2 or 2 and a half feet in diamater. Nothing between the front of engine and that one big single fan. Earlier I heard it cycle on and then off,...and the a/c wasn't turned on...so I'd have assumed it came on for radiator coolant reasons. If there is supposed to be a second mechanical driven fan, I"m missing one then. There doesn't seem to be any associated hardware, shafting, brackets, holes or otherwise to which a mechanical fan could have ever been mounted and driven by. Additionally, even on our 100 degree days this past summer, and with the a/c on full, the temp guage never went budged from its normal operating range. I looked very close everywhere, but only one fan on my Ram that I can find.

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I couldn't help but go out just now and look for myself,...only the one big electric fan directly behind the radiator, it's roughly 2 or 2 and a half feet in diamater. Nothing between the front of engine and that one big single fan. Earlier I heard it cycle on and then off,...and the a/c wasn't turned on...so I'd have assumed it came on for radiator coolant reasons. If there is supposed to be a second mechanical driven fan, I"m missing one then. There doesn't seem to be any associated hardware, shafting, brackets, holes or otherwise to which a mechanical fan could have ever been mounted and driven by. Additionally, even on our 100 degree days this past summer, and with the a/c on full, the temp guage never went budged from its normal operating range. I looked very close everywhere, but only one fan on my Ram that I can find.

Anyone else out there with a 2011 3.7 who has 2 fans?
The reason I used the 2002-2008 engine data was because there isn't (or wasn't then) anything newer available in the dropdown
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From looking over the parts page here http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=213674&cha pter=&Sectionids=0,2308&groupid=2332&subgroupid=81 52&componentid=0&make=8&model=Ram%201500&year=2011 &graphicID=TM09040&callout=3&catalogid=2&displayCa talogid=0, your truck should have a clutch fan. It will be hidden by the shroud shown in the diagram as part #4. Does your truck have what looks like a little radiator off to the driver side w/ an electric fan on it. The 02-08's were this way, that is for the AC condenser. Then the radiator had a clutch fan under the shroud to cool it. On the 09 hemi that I saw they changed the setup so the condenser was attached to the radiator and the clutch fan and efan for the AC were both behind the radiator. Yours could be like that.
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