I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Winter mileage on a tj gone for sh_t.
Let's think about this.
Are you warming it up? If so, you're losing mpg.
You're moving COLD fluid through every nook and cervice in the axles, transfer, and tranny until they're warmed up. So again, you're losing mpg.
Also, the computer keeps it a little higher in the RPM department, working like a choke to keep it running. Even at 17, you're doing well. We got 19.1 mpg last Friday on the way to get the digital camera. The highway was 45 mph, the TJ was warm, and it was a LONG trip. Little to no stops, so we should have gotten the best mpg for the winter. We do have 3.55 gears and are running 31" tires, so that'll throw the mpg off a little. In the summer we get 18-20 mpg anyway. A headwind would also hurt the mpg.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!