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Hi all, I'm new too this post and decided to inquire about my gas considering the price of it now. I am presently getting 16 MPG on the highway with a 4-banger. Does that seem "right" for a 90 YJ? These are 65-70 MPH speed limits and i presently have P235-75-R15 tires so it is pretty much maxed-out at seventy- unless I have a strong tail wind. God forbid heading into the wind! If that doesn't seem right, any ideas? I mean I've had broncos with the 351 get 14. Just new to wranglers. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

 
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I really don't have any suggestions but I'm having the same problem with mine for some reason. I have a 94 Wrangler and I get ****ty gas miliage. Someone told me that it could be my injectors but I haven't had time to check them out.

 
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Do you think part of it is the sleek design.....but beautiful lines? My experiance has been that the 4, 6 or 8 cyl. engines all
get within a couple of mpg of each other. With gas prices like this I was wondering when someone would ask.

 

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A friend from work had a 89 YJ with a 2.5 engine and same tires. The only complaints he had were the lack of range due to the 13 gal tank and maxing out at 70MPH on the highway. His mileage was about the same as yours. He just bought a 2000 TJ with a 4.0L and 20 gal tank. He's in hog heaven now./wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif
 
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Well, my little brother's '88 MJ (Comanche) was said to get about 17-22 mpg. That's the pickup. He didn't complain about it, especially with the 300 K he got out of that little banger. Pretty good. I'd say check for upgrades for your ignition and make sure your compression is up to par. Sound like it could be normal, though.

 

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My YJ HAD the 2.5L and 5sp, I got 13-14mpg around town running 33's and the stock 4.11's. During an ice storm, I spent several days in 4WH, got 7mpg! I now get 10.0 regardless on the V8. Acutally, I get 10.5mpg ever since I put my mallory unilite dist on.

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That's about the gas milage I get with my 95 YJ 4 banger running 31's and my stock 4.11 gears.
That's also the gas milage I got out of a rental I just had for a couple of months. It was a 99 4x4 Chevy Blazer (they didn't have any Grand Cherokee's) with a 4.3 V-6 ,3.73 gears, and 205 75/R15 tires. It is the gas milage I get in my 94 GMC Z71 with a built 350, 3.42 gears, and stock 265 75/R16 tires.

Pretty sad, huh?

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95 YJ 2.5 5 spd P235, 18 MPG city. I haven't checked highway mpg yet. I've got a K&N air filter in the factory air box with the restrictors removed. I don't think I've had it over 65 mph yet, put it gets there pretty quick and seems to have power left.

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my 95 4cly/stick wrangler gets about 360 miles to a 20 gallon tank, with city/highway driving so thats about.. 18mpg, i also have a K&N and my restictors taken off with 30x95 BFG A/T's with 4.11's and i get my kick of power at about 2500RPM
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I have a 93' Wrangler 2.5L, Mileage sounds right to me. Tops out on the highgway at 70mph. Didn't buy the jeep for gas mileage though. Just for fun!

 
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