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Old 08-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #31
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i get best gas mileage at around 1.21 jiggawatts... but thats just my jeep
Idk where u come from but its not like I can go to the corner store and buy plutonium off the shelf

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:27 PM   #32
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roughly 6%. so you get about 1 mpg better than you think. roughly.
So I've maxed out at 14.5 mpg. And average about 11 in that sense.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:44 PM   #33
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Thats awful. lol.

14.5 is my low with I believe the exact same setup as you. maybe you should take your mirrors off thats what I did...

have you ever compared your odo to gps miles? just for the heck of it? I did and discovered mine was off by alot more than just what happened because of tire size. I Have to divice my miles by .71 to find actually miles, so they are about 1/3 off. It says I get around 10 to the gallon. so, it might be worth a shot.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:14 PM   #34
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simple formula the more you open the throttle plate the more gas you use and the sooner you let off the gas the less gas you use. driveing with a light foot and reduced speed make the most difference
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good gas milage and a smooth ride in a jeep are as mystical as finding a unicorn... haha...jaank, you had me laughing
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #36
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Wow, that sucked a little. I put in some more gas early this morning after the light came on again. just a little over 13 MPG... I did baby the accelerator, thinking that the less I gun the acceleration to speed, the more gas I save. The problem is high revs over a longer distance would probably yield a larger number of total revs than a moderately high rev over a shorter distance. I would have to try that next and see... I had wondered why I was getting lower numbers in my Honda CR-V. It wasn't too much an issue in the cheap-to-drive Corolla I had before that, but I started to notice it in the CR-V and really notice it in the Jeep.

Now, one question... Yesterday afternoon, I parked the jeep at home in 105 degree weather, and this morning it was about 85 or so. I noticed that the gas needle was just above the red line yesterday, and when I got in this morning, the needle was sitting a bit inside the red line. Is it because the gas contracted in response to temperature? I HOPE so, otherwise my gas is venting out somewhere, but I don't smell anything, and I haven't seen any gas leaking out onto the ground.
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Thats awful. lol.

14.5 is my low with I believe the exact same setup as you. maybe you should take your mirrors off thats what I did...

have you ever compared your odo to gps miles? just for the heck of it? I did and discovered mine was off by alot more than just what happened because of tire size. I Have to divice my miles by .71 to find actually miles, so they are about 1/3 off. It says I get around 10 to the gallon. so, it might be worth a shot.
Hmmm. I have to get a gps first haha. But that's a good idea I might try that
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Can't go by the gauge. Sometimes I'm in the red and can only put 14 gallons in. That means I have around 4 gallons left in the tank. Other times it shows just over the red and I can put 16 gallons in. Have to use you odom to get the best reading..
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Hmmm. I have to get a gps first haha. But that's a good idea I might try that

you can use mapquest for a rough estimate if your doing a road thats pretty obvious, otherwise it gets annoying trying to set up the route correctly.
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you can use mapquest for a rough estimate if your doing a road thats pretty obvious, otherwise it gets annoying trying to set up the route correctly.
Hmm I'll try that. Just straight up and down a decent long road and test the difference.
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Thats the idea
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I just did a test. On 4.6 miles gps my odo said 4.4.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #43
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I got back from my 3,200 mi trip to OH through 8 states, and this is what I found.

Driving at 60 MPH got me around 17.5 to 18.5 MPG, and driving at 67 got me at 19-20 MPG consistently.

I need to check city mileage again because I had a vacuum boot that was aging and not giving me accurate air control, apparently, and it finally came off across the street from a jeeper family's house in TN (Kate and Dick).

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