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Old 04-03-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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MPG and Bushings

Am I doing this right? I put in 8.34 gallon and went 126 miles (126miles divided by 8.34gallons=15mpg). I have a 4cyl 5 speed and I think I should be doing way better that that.


Also looking to replace all the bushing under the jeep does this look like a good deal

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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If it was full when you started out and after you went 126 miles you filled it again then your correct.

Driving habits dictate MPG. Was it all highway, all city, a mix? Do you have a heavy right foot? Do you shift at high RPM'S?

I have a 04 4 cyl and when I commuted 100 miles RT a day 95% highway, never exceeding the speed limit, drove in the truck lane up hills not trying to maintain highway speeds (the trucks passed me), shifted like the old man I am, I could eek out 19 MPG on a regular basis.

Now that I am unemployed I go no where but around town and don't even try to calculate it. And I NEVER warm up the jeep, oil pressure is up I am on the way. There is no need to warm up the engine unless your a baby and want heat before you get in it.

Not sure what or why you want to replace all the bushings, have mine since new and the only thing I had to replace is a sway bar link.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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fill tank, drive, refill tank, take number of miles driven divided by how many gal it took to refill the tank.. 15 is not bad, altho i have an i6. as for the poly kit, if u want to have an extremely squeaky jeep then go for it. how many miles on your rig?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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Well the previous owner put a dumb 3" BL on it which is coming off and either 1" or 1.25 going back on. Im running 31" tires so dont want rubbing on body although they do rub on the lower control arms turning both ways. Nothing squeaks just rattles but it seems like it has a little road walk when hitting bumps in the road.

I do let it warm up for 5-10 min when its 25 degrees and I also drive 85% freeway to work. I have 109xxx miles
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Well the previous owner put a dumb 3" BL on it which is coming off and either 1" or 1.25 going back on. Im running 31" tires so dont want rubbing on body although they do rub on the lower control arms turning both ways. Nothing squeaks just rattles but it seems like it has a little road walk when hitting bumps in the road.

I do let it warm up for 5-10 min when its 25 degrees and I also drive 85% freeway to work. I have 109xxx miles
A couple of washers on each wheel stop stops the rubbing on full turns. It will be the cheapest mod you do.

Like I said earlier, I never warm up my jeep. Oil pressure is all you need. I usually start getting heat in a couple of miles. Why wast the gas when it's so expensive.
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use washers where
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use washers where
Here is a write up on what to do.

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