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FJ getting poor mpg read here!

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by andy2003, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    Shocks

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    That's not terrible. Figure with a 4 gallon reserve that's for 15 gallons, so you're about 335 miles to empty on the entire tank.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    I agree with "schocks" that's pretty good. Now add a steel bumper, full roof rack, winch, expedition gear, full armor....now we'll dip down into the 235-245 miles before the light comes on (mixed city/hwy) with a heavy foot.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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    Damn, I really need to look into this. Other than a light bar and 33's, I am only getting close to 200 a tank. Mixture of city and highway.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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    virginiamarine

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    well...it also depends on grade of fuel too and time of year (winter blend). I notice a dramatic drop during the winter timeframe. Premium get's me more miles and performance (at least it makes my brain say vroooom!).
     
  5. Feb 11, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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    Yeah winter fuel sucks I run 93 and have seen a drop as well. But the problem is the running cooler than it should keep that idle just a tick higher than it should if I remember operatining temp is 180 to 200 and the weak thermostat is keeping it at 150 degrees try it cheap fix can't hurt anyway.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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    I was getting close to 200 before the winter hit anyways. Definitely going to try to do this an a simple tune up when I get back to my FJ.
     
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