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Unread 03-04-2009, 07:31 AM   #16
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My mileage has been inconsistent since I purchased my 2005 CRD in July. On its cross-country journey from ME to CO, I averaged between 17-22 MPG with skis and a bike on top, trying to average 78 MPH east of the Missouri River and 83 in NE and CO. Here at altitude (5400 feet), my most recent tank netted me 304 miles of pure city driving and quite a few cold starts (multiple cold days off). As I increase my distances this spring, I'm expecting to get closer to the 20 MPG I was experiencing with a 60/40 city/highway driving ratio. I consider 400 miles per tank a good yield.

A few other notes, I have noticed a decrease in fuel efficiency since the introduction of ULSD. My previous vehicle was a 2005 VW Jetta TDI Wagon (which I literally tore apart in ME, hence the Jeep), and its economy suffered after the introduction of ULSD. Also, our warranties limit us to B5 bio, correct? Here in CO, B20 is the standard retail blend, but I got a bit of flack from VW for using it in my Jetta. Any experiences with Jeep "towing" the official company line in regard to bio-percentage?

Thanks! I just found this forum, this is my first post and I'm very excited to keep reading!!

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Unread 03-06-2009, 09:09 AM   #17
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i'm a truck driver, and also seen a big drop in mpg since ulsd.
it's also partly due to emission controls, sucking more fuel to have better tailpipe emmisions, just dont make sense to me.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #18
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The secret to milage success with the little grunter is RPM's. Keep them under or around 1900 and you will get all you can with fuel milage. I get 24 city and 28-30 hwy using this method. When I sneak behind a trucker I can get 38 or so, but they don't like that much LOL. Keeping the air filter changed is a must as well.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 11:10 PM   #19
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how about the after market cold air intakes vs just a reusable filter? how do they affect fuel mileage on the crd? I know on my 350 6.0L with the bullydog Cold Air Intake and tuner I went from 12-13 city to 14-17 city if I keep my foot outta it. that said I am really sad that BG does not make a tuner for the CRD liberty even though they make one for the 3.7L gas version.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #20
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22 around town up to 30 on the road. The little beast will tow more then it weighs for sure, LOL.. I've had more then one person tell me "no way" I just smile and drive away I know what the law is and what the jeep is rated for, but out in the field and woods if 1 trip will get you done, your doneOilburner
When the pavement ends, you better have some ground clearance!
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Unread 11-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #21
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im considering purchasing one can they be used to plow snow with?
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Unread 03-04-2015, 07:28 PM   #22
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Just recently towed a 2000 jeep grand cherokee on a 16' car tralior for a little 100 miles towed real good after I add about 18 lbs of air to 1 of the back tires, check tire pressure before towing.
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