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Gas Consumption We purchased the Jeep in May used it was running great, we did have to change the starter and a tie rod end to the tune of around $450.00. But I am getting really worried about the consumption of gasoline. I asked a mechanic friend and he stated we should get a tune up this is what I had planned on doing but he also said he could be the tranmission getting the rpm's but not the speed or something to thast effect. We have put gas in the jeep and it is almost filled we drive the first time 1/2hr and it was down to 1/2 a tank the second time agsin almost full and drove 10min again 1/2 a tank. The bottom 1/2 tank doesn't seem to burn like the top does, but either way we need to fix it especially with the price of gas. Anyone have the same problem hope to hear the tune-up fixed the problem the other option just sounds expensive.

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  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    hello shbaker, waiting to hear if u were able to determine actual gas mileage, and engine option.

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    You should figure the actual gas mileage to get an idea of the extent of the problem. The 1/2 tank for 10min. driving sounds terrible, but I would like to see the actual miles per gallon. Fill it up, write down the mileage, the next time u get gas, fill it again, and and figure how many miles to the gallon of gas u are getting, also, what type of driving (highway, city, etc). I am very interested in the mpg. As u noticed, the tank may not go down 'evenly', due to the shape of the tank, or just the accuracy of the gauge. And finally, do u have the 4.0 L in line six cyl. or the V8? Please let me know answers to these questions.


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