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View Poll Results: What engine?
4.0L 18 22.22%
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post #91 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 09:14 AM
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stock, dd, occasional lightweight tow. 20-24 mpg. Get the 4.0
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post #92 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 11:24 AM
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lol
Next week the 4.0 will be up to 26- 30 mpg
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post #93 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 01:14 PM
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i guess all the 4Ls i've owned suck then because not one of them got better mileage than my GMC which hauls a whole bunch of *** with 33s on it already...............

stupid jeeps.

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post #94 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 04:00 PM
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The exhaust gaskets are harder to reach on the 5.2 than the 4.0 with the engine installed, Scopez.
There is no exhaust gaskets on the 5.2L from the factory. I've pulled my manifolds easily with the motor installed. I specialize in magnums though...

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post #95 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 05:15 PM
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There is no exhaust gaskets on the 5.2L from the factory. I've pulled my manifolds easily with the motor installed. I specialize in magnums though...
If you can't find them, I'd say they are hard to get to
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post #96 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 06:05 PM
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Next week the 4.0 will be up to 26- 30 mpg
I was referring to highway obviously. city im lucky to get 15. And yes, I drove from LA to San Diego and back at least twice a month for the past year. 20-24 mpg is going 60-65. A few times going 55-60 and drafting behind a 18 wheeler or RV i got 26. took a lot of patience but driving along the ocean on the 5 made it easier. Maybe its my 2wd, who knows. but im also 3" lifted with 31's.

For the record, I wish I had the V8.

Dean

EDIT: I really think the 4.0's mpg is underrated on this forum, maybe due to mods causing it to be a dog. A lot of times, i do drive with a heavy foot because it lacks that power. but when i try hard to relax and cruise down the freeway, the mpg really isnt that bad. add passengers and gear, and it really effects it though.
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post #97 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 06:28 PM
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4.0 has hit 26mpg before next week. I stand corrected.


Next week: 4.0 "greenest of the ZJ's"
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post #98 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 06:33 PM
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I can barely squeak in at 21mpg with a 2.5 and a 5 speed, no 4.0 ever returned 26mpg.

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post #99 of 102 Old 06-27-2013, 07:03 PM
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If I wanted mpgs I'd drive a ****ty little honda.

Oh wait I do that, cause the jeep is for when I want actual POWER.

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post #100 of 102 Old 06-29-2013, 12:50 AM
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i get 26 jaw drops per drive because b.a. v-8 sound from my thrush turbo muffler

97 zj orvis/04 wj ltd
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post #101 of 102 Old 06-30-2013, 05:46 AM
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i get 26 jaw drops per drive because b.a. v-8 sound from my thrush turbo muffler
Same here but I'm through edelbrock headers, a thrush welded and a test pipe.
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post #102 of 102 Old 06-30-2013, 05:24 PM
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5.9 easy to work on and not too many out there. Sounds awesome even stock.
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