|03-19-2013 09:30 AM|
|Tuxedopark||My 1966 CJ-5 Tuxedo Park with a 225 Dauntless V-6 with out OD gets about 12-15 MPG. I run 15" wheels with stock tires. Not much highway use, mostly around town. I flat tow it to long distance events.|
|03-19-2013 08:25 AM|
The spacer kit would have likely had a minimal, if any, effect on the problem.
|03-18-2013 04:31 PM|
|mbannin||The one I had would vapor lock when it got too hot, which was usually when I was in the middle of trying to climb something. It absolutely would not re-start until it cooled down. A mechanic told me that there was a spacer kit for the carburator that would fix the problem, but I got rid of it instead.|
|12-10-2012 10:35 AM|
When my dad had the '71 (from 1973 - 1991) all stock (V6, 3-speed, 3.73 no OD, it got 19 mpg on the highway.
Power steering was never offered on a V6-equipped CJ from the factory.
Power steering can be retrofitted to the 225 V6 using PS pump brackets from early to mid-80s V6 and V8 Buicks. Brackets for the steering box-to-frame can be fabricated or purchased from specialty sources.
Plenty of info at earlycj5.net
|12-10-2012 08:46 AM|
Mileage will depend on both tires and diff gears, and whether there is an OD installed. My 68 with the 225, 4.88, OD, and stock tires (H78-15?) got a relatively consistent 18 mpg. Best tank I can remember was 22 mpg. That is all on-road. Low range off-road is probably more like 10 to 12 (or less) mpg.
If it doesn't have an OD, it is a very worthwhile investment with a V6. Makes a much better highway rig, especially if it has 4.88's.
|12-07-2012 07:47 PM|
|12-07-2012 07:42 PM|
a 71 CJ5 came with a Buick V6 225 odd fire not a even fire 231
no powersteering unless the engine was changed to the 231 then maybe it has PS.
|12-05-2012 10:37 AM|
Looking at buying a 1971 cj with a buick 231 mileage question
The jeep has a 3 speed manual. What type of mpg should I expect to get and also, would that year come with powerstearing??