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post #1 of 16 Old 07-08-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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4 Lo gas mileage

Today I put the Jeep in 4 lo for all of 10 seconds to get out of a ditch. I had 3/4 a tank before i did it and like 1/4 after. Did it really burn that much gas?


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post #2 of 16 Old 07-08-2010, 05:13 PM
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Were you off camber in the ditch? Could have been getting a bad reading since the tank was sideways if you were.

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Or you were in a ditch so you were off camber causing the fuel to go to one side of the tank giving you an inaccurate reading.

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No, if you were really off camber check again on a level surface, if not start the Jeep again. My gas gauge would get stuck on the full position if I stayed off camber long enough, even if I leveled out. Any problems after that someone else will need to help you out
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Yea, it was because I was off camber. Even after I leveled out, it still read 1/4. But when I restarted it, it went back to 3/4.

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My jeep gets horrible gas mileage when in 4lo also.
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i was thinking about this the other day, when im in low range i always burn through gas, but wouldnt you use less gas because of the gearing? like you only have to tap the pedal usually to get going..
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i was thinking about this the other day, when im in low range i always burn through gas, but wouldnt you use less gas because of the gearing? like you only have to tap the pedal usually to get going..
Um, no.
You will be revving as if you are driving 40-50 mph (and lots more sometimes, if you're in 4lo you're working the gas pedal constantly) but - you don't go many miles in all that time.

Compare 3 hours on a trail to go 3 miles (or 10, whatever), compared to 3 hours on the road and covering 150+ miles. Miles per gallon...


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Um, no.
You will be revving as if you are driving 40-50 mph (and lots more sometimes, if you're in 4lo you're working the gas pedal constantly) but - you don't go many miles in all that time.

Compare 3 hours on a trail to go 3 miles (or 10, whatever), compared to 3 hours on the road and covering 150+ miles. Miles per gallon...
hahahahahaha now i feel like a dumb*** thanks for the explanation
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You better hurry, you only get 40 seconds per tank in 4L

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hahahahahaha now i feel like a dumb*** thanks for the explanation
this is why i burn alot of gas in 4lo
YouTube - Hannibal Rocks rock ledge

same ledge
YouTube - Hannibal Rocks Offroad Park.


see lots of gas in 4lo


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1. Who gives a rat's a$$ about mileage in 4 lo and why???????

2. What was the tire presure in the vids above. The tires looked rock hard to me. Try about 6-8 psi next time. You'll probably drive up the same ledgge with a lot less trouble.


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