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post #16 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 11:03 AM
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Being in constant 4wheel drive applies what I consider unwarranted pressure on steering components and power steering pump. Free wheeling hubs disengages the front diff, axles, trams and wheels and only the power steering pump is utilized. This also I believe reduces front tire wear!
Don't know 'bout other ZG owners but I am getting around 600 miles to a tank and she has over 230000k's on the clock. Also my other truck, Terrano wd21 gives me less than 500k's from 80liters...
I'm working on the principal of less moving parts generates longevity.
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So you get 26 MPG in a 230K Jeep?

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post #17 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 11:13 AM
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Being in constant 4wheel drive applies what I consider unwarranted pressure on steering components and power steering pump. Free wheeling hubs disengages the front diff, axles, trams and wheels and only the power steering pump is utilized. This also I believe reduces front tire wear!
Don't know 'bout other ZG owners but I am getting around 600 miles to a tank and she has over 230000k's on the clock. Also my other truck, Terrano wd21 gives me less than 500k's from 80liters...
I'm working on the principal of less moving parts generates longevity.
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post #18 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 11:24 AM
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So you get 26 MPG in a 230K Jeep?
diesel?

'96 ZJ Orvis 5.2L (Mossy Oak Edit.)- UC+2" BB, Thrush Turbo, 2 12s, Lots Of Stickers
You drive a tj, we drive a zj. We have more power while you get more shower. We get the v8 while you get there too late. You have 2 doors well, we have 2 more. Ours costs a grand while yours has a price we cant stand.
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post #19 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 11:36 AM
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diesel?
Maybe he put in a 43 gallon tank.
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post #20 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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No 43 gallon tank plain stockie and yes, genuine 600 miles. I got me a freak Jeep!
'bout time I had some luck. Things will change as the build progresses.
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No 43 gallon tank plain stockie and yes, genuine 600 miles. I got me a freak Jeep!
'bout time I had some luck. Things will change as the build progresses.
By the way, she's Petrol
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post #22 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 03:58 PM
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So you get 26 MPG in a 230K Jeep?
Duh! Doesn't your 14+ old vehicle get 10+ more MPG's than when new?
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post #23 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 04:11 PM
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if you subtracted 10, it would be believable.
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post #24 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 04:15 PM
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if you subtracted 10, it would be believable.
Tell me about it! With stock gears, 35's, and a roof rack, I'm at 8...
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post #25 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 05:20 PM
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Duh! Doesn't your 14+ old vehicle get 10+ more MPG's than when new?
Down hill with my foot off of the gas!
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post #26 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 06:06 PM
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Down hill with my foot off of the gas!
Dont forget about the 50mph tailwind
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post #27 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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What's the matter with you guys, I'm telling you what my trip meter reads and what I put in the tank. I used to get 29 miles per gallon out of my GTHO back in the late 70's. I'm a retired rev head and the way the Eco is I have been driving responsibly for the last twenty years, listen to my trucks and know what works best for them. Try it you might gain a few extra miles. I'm getting on in age and dread the day I have to hand in my license so cut me some slack hey. Only telling' ya what in front of me.
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post #28 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 07:09 PM
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Because they've proved that the mileage estimates from the yesteryears were fictitious to say the least. Now that they've revised the standards, the MPG estimates have gone down. You are saying that 14 years wear and tear later you're getting close to double the old MPG estimates I find very hard to believe.
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post #29 of 32 Old 12-06-2011, 07:42 PM
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im sure the mpg ratings for the zj are generous, meaning that they are the numbers you will get if you drive economically, or the way you say you drive. so im guessing your trip meter is wrong
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post #30 of 32 Old 12-07-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Okay you mob, I'll say no more. Hey I don't know what time your festive season is so with that have a safe one, lots of mud and many hours cleaning your rigs.
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