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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #16
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Scibbyz, what about the custom left front fender push in for better MPG? Oh wait you fixed that! 4.11 aren't going to help your already horrible gas mileage. Just a thought? When are we going wheelin again?
i found the cause of my bad gas mileage. it wasnt terrible but definetly not as good as it could or shouldve been.

my fuel filter was shot to hell. i mean disgustingly bad.
heres a few pictures of it cut open.

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Unread 03-12-2011, 11:48 PM   #17
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oh i was getting around 12-15 city/highway. im now getting 15-18 city/highway.

and can you say power? first time getting on the freeway after filter change i went from 40 to 70 like it was nothing. thrown back into my seat and left wondering if i was still driving my own car.
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Unread 03-13-2011, 12:43 AM   #18
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I know how the clogged filter feels. I was mid way on a 12hr road trip when my 4.7L WJ started bogging out anytime over 3krpm. I didnt know what was going on until some loony mechanic checked my fuel pressure at Idle then under 3/4 throttle.
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Unread 03-13-2011, 08:00 AM   #19
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oh i was getting around 12-15 city/highway. im now getting 15-18 city/highway.

and can you say power? first time getting on the freeway after filter change i went from 40 to 70 like it was nothing. thrown back into my seat and left wondering if i was still driving my own car.
Ah man that's great news for mpg with gas prices! Where is the fuel filter at? Atop the gas tank? Hard to replace?
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Unread 03-14-2011, 08:32 AM   #20
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Fuel filter in on driver side of unibody rail towards the back. It is out in the open. It is the filter/regulator all in one. Not too bad to do.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #21
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Fuel filter in on driver side of unibody rail towards the back. It is out in the open. It is the filter/regulator all in one. Not too bad to do.
How did you release the pressure in the fuel line?
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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #22
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How did you release the pressure in the fuel line?
I would imagine just push in the schrader valve on the fuel rail test port up in the engine bay with a rag over it to catch the spray.
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I would imagine just push in the schrader valve on the fuel rail test port up in the engine bay with a rag over it to catch the spray.
This is the best way to relieve most of the pressure.
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This is the best way to relieve most of the pressure.
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i found the cause of my bad gas mileage. it wasnt terrible but definetly not as good as it could or shouldve been.

my fuel filter was shot to hell. i mean disgustingly bad.
heres a few pictures of it cut open.
DOOOOD! that is nasty! did you post this in "what did you do today..."

what brand did you replace it with?
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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:23 AM   #26
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DOOOOD! that is nasty! did you post this in "what did you do today..."

what brand did you replace it with?
yea i posted in the what did you do today, but it got drowned out quickly.

i will have to climb under tomorrow and look, i cant remember the brand
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How did you release the pressure in the fuel line?
I removed the relay fuse and opened the gas cap. Maybe a thimble-full dribbled out.
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DOOOOD! that is nasty! did you post this in "what did you do today..."

what brand did you replace it with?
I think 95% of us have gone with Wix (NAPA).
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:08 AM   #29
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I removed the relay fuse and opened the gas cap. Maybe a thimble-full dribbled out.
Taking out the fuse released the pressure??
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:27 AM   #30
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Taking out the fuse released the pressure??
Shouldn't have, to my extent of knowledge there's a check valve in the tank that will not allow drainback. Just thought about it... Even easier, pull the fuel pump relay or fuse and then crank the jeep over... It may start and stall, good, fuel pressure released. If it doesn't start, good, fuel pressure released lol
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