|05-08-2013 09:03 AM|
|05-08-2013 07:10 AM|
|idiot magnet||original poster|
|05-08-2013 07:05 AM|
17.5 mpg this last tank, combined city hwy. 50/50 city hwy
Please tell me what is OP and why does everyone keep calling me that?
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|05-06-2013 03:34 PM|
|05-06-2013 03:33 PM|
|cbolling||I had to go back and see if this thread started on 4/1/13.|
|05-06-2013 02:55 PM|
Well, actually I did, the revs are pretty low for highway speeds.
|05-06-2013 02:49 PM|
Also, I hope you realize I'm joking. While I did get that mpg number the whole time I maintained that speed, that's way to slow to be driving
|05-06-2013 02:46 PM|
I'm just surprised the phone sits on your leg given the slope of the hill you're going down
I drove super conservatively for 1/2 a tank to see what would happen and got 15.5mpgs.... fail. I'd rather run 13-14mpgs and not drive like a senior citizen.
|05-06-2013 02:34 PM|
|OhSixTJ||Who said it wasn't possible??|
|05-04-2013 03:32 PM|
|05-04-2013 12:42 PM|
readin this thread has made me question some things ppl have said vs the experince/schooling for my degree in automotive tech.....I AM NOT BASHING ANYONE nor do i mean to offend but here goes
#1 toping off your tank after the pump "clicks off" can damage the EVAP system on new vehicals i cant rember exactly what it does as ive been out of school for 5years
topping off the tank will actually throw a MIL light on the newer F-150s at work
#2 when the OP described the prosses of disconnecting the bat cable this will not harm any electronics this is a procedure we have used many time where i work it simply clears stored memory you can also remove bolth + & - and tape them together for 10 min without turning key on or light on
#3 when the OPposted "repeated 50 times for 200 miles i belaeve he ment 50 key starts run to operating temp) in 200 miles. driving easy ie no heavy throttle most vehicles will rember the last 50-100-200 key starts (chevrolets at at the highest of the list) by clearing the memory of the computer the 1st 50 key starts will "reprogram" the jeeps driving style however in my experance this has never been a notacible change at least for the jeep
anyway theres my .02 hope i didnt pi** anyone off
|05-04-2013 08:56 AM|
And we realize that any jeep with a "15 gallon tank" really has a 19 gallon tank with and extended filler check valve to keep it at 15. Yes, Jeep sold that upgraded capacity for a markup and only had to swap filler check valves. I have a 15 gal tank so i always have an air pocket!
My 4cyl with 33" tires, 4.10's constantly gets 18, today's fill up showed 20. I check every tank, every time. I always fill all the way up and after the click of the pump going off, run it again until it clicks off again, usually another .5 gallon.
From that point I can drive (like this week) 232 miles until I fill up again, same procedure. And even though the gauge is as low as I dare to let it get, it never takes more than 11.5 gallons in my 15 gallon tank.
Moral of the story is, buy a Volt (GO 'merica!)
Also, there is a switch over of winter blend fuel to summer blend in the swing climate states, and if they are selling winter blend, and you have an unseasonably warm week...you will get better MPG's....throw that into the calculations....
|05-03-2013 05:05 PM|
It must have been a lucky week when I got the 20 mpg, conditions perfect.
this tank is getting 17 mpg combined cty hwy
the temp has dropped 40 deg.
windier then chicago,
Here is a thought, why doesn't one of you let me use their computer to catch appropriate mpg?
I will do a study of things I do and record the results.
I only use one gas station, about a mile from my house.
I know my mpg will not stay at 20, unless all the roads are flattened, wind only blows behind me, the temps stay in the 65-80 range, and no parts wear on my jeep.
I will try replacing the 12 year old o2 sensors too. I am kinda scared to though, that whole if it isn't broke don't fix it thing.
|05-03-2013 11:31 AM|
|05-03-2013 10:46 AM|
Anyway I am skeptical about the OP's adaption theory netting that many MPG's, but whatever I guess it is worth a try. 20 MPG's seems way too unlikely.
I know Rubicon's are heavier, but with my Rubicon stock, 5 speed with 31's and 4.10's, I was getting around 15-17 mpg, managed 18mpg with a slight tailwind on the highway once (and <15 with crazy cross winds before too). With my Winch + Plate + Bumper, it has seemingly gone down a bit.
I added a banks exhaust, I still calculate my MPG's every fill up (like someone else mentioned, it is easy to pump another gallon in after it clicks off, so multiple tanks will yield more accurate results). It will be interesting to see if the Bank's does anything for MPG's as some reviews have said. I am going to say it will do absolutely nothing, and I am cool with that.
Sorry OP, no matter what you say, no body is going to believe you. This is a forum, whether you are being truthful or not, ignorant or not, there will always be non-believers. Count me in on a non-believer on this one however.
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|Neil F.||How do you calculate percentage error|
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|05-03-2013 09:29 AM|
So if my speedo says 60 and GPS says 64 is this the right math?
64 divided by 100 equals 6.4......So 4 divided by 6.4 equals .625 or .625 percent error?
|05-02-2013 09:57 PM|
As others have said, no sense worrying about fuel mileage if you drive a TJ.
Fiction sometimes can seem like reality if you want to believe it badly enough though
Theres no place like home,theres no place like home
|05-02-2013 09:35 PM|
|Patrick H||I'm certainly not "worried" about the fuel economy of my TJ.....It gets better mileage than any of my other Jeeps/ trucks/ 4 wheel drives/ cars ever got..|
|05-02-2013 09:06 PM|
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