Oh and also, I have a question as well. The EVIC has been telling me that my gas mileage is always around 13. Since I got the Jeep about 2 weeks ago, it has only ranged from 12.9-13.2 mpg?? Doesnt matter if I am on the freeway, in town, or offroad, it has always said the same thing??? And it does seem like I have put more gas in it then I should have, for the amount of driving I have done. I figured with it being stock, I would get about 16/22 which seems to be what everyone else is getting when I did the research.
Very nice dub! About the EVIC, it always lies. When i got mine about 10 months ago it it said 14mpgs and i was like ok, not bad
. but then i changed my oil and i figured i would reset it after my first oil change ~4 months ago and to this day it only says 12.8 but my actual hand calculation says about 14-16 mpgs city. It likes to like lol. And with the feeling of using more gas than it "should" maybe your just using a heavy foot to hear the I6
. However if the MPGs arent what you want you can try a few things...
-Switch to synthetic (possible increase, no change on my overhead from dino oil)
-replace your diff fluids (gave my +0.3 MPGs on the overhead)
-check/replace air filter (some say it helps,some say it does nothing due to the computer adjusting the mixture. personally, if its dirty ,change it. better for the jeep)
-fuel filter (No increase on MPG's according to my overhead, but starts a little easier and again it was dirty. anything dirty can affect it)
-Proper tire inflation (For 225/75r16's its 34-35 psi, its on your drivers door)
-Highway tires (less weight,less rolling resistance as opposed to all terrains)
ive done a lot of maintenance items on my 04 Laredo (all fluids aside from Tranny and Coolant because they look good still) because im overly paranoid about mine and i dont have the PO service records so