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Better MPG any Ideas????? #1068647 02/02/14 03:46 PM
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I have a heavy foot year around... Summer with 95% 2 wheel drive I get about 15-14 mpg Not all the bad. Winter with say about 75% 4 wheel I get about 13-12 mpg and This last tank I did 4 wheel lock all the time and I get like 10-9 mpg. I know I let it idle a bit in the cold weather. But lets say like 1hr total on a tank of fuel. SO I don't think that's why its so low.... Might the gear oil in the diffs be affecting my MPG?? It has been cold highs in the 5F to 8F colds in the 5-F to -16F. I put a have a 195F thermostat, and running 5w-30 oil with Lucas stabilizer. I just saw today they say to run the full synthetic stabilizer at temps below 5F. So I will change the oil and run that in there. Might I get some better mpg with diff diff oil?? I was thinking of running the full synthetic Lucas stabilizer in my diff. The other deal is I am thinking should I get a Wide Band and see if I am getting a good A/F ratio. This is a dual use.. I want to put a MS setup on this and possibly get a Turbo. I know Taking it ez would help.. when the wife drives it she gets about 1.5 mpg better but that only puts it at like 12-11mpg now. I am not sure how well the stock tune is for my motor. I have Fairly extensive head porting and chamber work, manifolds all port matched as well.


1997 Montero LS with a motor swap a 1990 V6 12valve ported heads full 2.5in Ex I run stock tire size for Daily use, off road have 33x12.5 working on going trubo.
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Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: TainterRacing] #1068648 02/02/14 05:09 PM
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Sorry I couldn't resist. Hope you find a way to get better gas mileage! Lord knows I'd like to as well.


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Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: off-roader] #1068649 02/02/14 05:52 PM
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Diesel swap, or tiny 2wd pickup. I think the Montero get's great milage for a 4x4 that size though.


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Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: TainterRacing] #1068650 02/02/14 06:15 PM
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It has been cold highs in the 5F to 8F colds in the 5-F to -16F.


I hear ya. This winter stinks in the mpg dept. All 3 trucks seam to be on E all the time.

Another 8F high today.


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Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: plh] #1068651 02/02/14 06:24 PM
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try putting about 50psi in your tires. check the ect sensor.


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Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: TainterRacing] #1068652 02/02/14 07:54 PM
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I have a heavy foot year around... Summer with 95% 2 wheel drive I get about 15-14 mpg Not all the bad. Winter with say about 75% 4 wheel I get about 13-12 mpg and This last tank I did 4 wheel lock all the time and I get like 10-9 mpg. I know I let it idle a bit in the cold weather. But lets say like 1hr total on a tank of fuel. SO I don't think that's why its so low.... Might the gear oil in the diffs be affecting my MPG?? It has been cold highs in the 5F to 8F colds in the 5-F to -16F. I put a have a 195F thermostat, and running 5w-30 oil with Lucas stabilizer. I just saw today they say to run the full synthetic stabilizer at temps below 5F. So I will change the oil and run that in there. Might I get some better mpg with diff diff oil?? I was thinking of running the full synthetic Lucas stabilizer in my diff. The other deal is I am thinking should I get a Wide Band and see if I am getting a good A/F ratio. This is a dual use.. I want to put a MS setup on this and possibly get a Turbo. I know Taking it ez would help.. when the wife drives it she gets about 1.5 mpg better but that only puts it at like 12-11mpg now. I am not sure how well the stock tune is for my motor. I have Fairly extensive head porting and chamber work, manifolds all port matched as well.


buy and 80 series land cruiser and put 33" tires on it. after a few weeks of watching you wallet get emptied at the pump you will appreciate the Montero.


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Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: TOASTY] #1068653 02/02/14 08:07 PM
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I think the Montero get's great milage for a 4x4 that size though.


I do as well. I'm always amazed at my highway MPGs doing 60-70+ in 2WD. Get consistently 19-20 with some low 21s occasionally. My mileage dropped off slightly when I went to 0W-40 engine oil.

My Ford Ranger P/U with same size V6 gets about the same, and it's a lot lighter vehicle and a little more streamlined.

I suspect any attempt to input more money for greater MPG will be self defeating money wise.

Other than lead foot is driving short run city? I've never driven mine in city much to be able to track MPG.


92 Montero LS 3.0L V6 Auto, Stock, Original owner, 185,800K miles
Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: TainterRacing] #1068654 02/02/14 09:42 PM
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hochkis Offline
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A warm air intake would probably help in those temps.

Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: hochkis] #1068655 02/02/14 10:49 PM
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TainterRacing Offline OP
Mudrunner
So 10-9 not all that bad with wheel lock on then.... I wonder I might get better mpg with the turbo on it.


1997 Montero LS with a motor swap a 1990 V6 12valve ported heads full 2.5in Ex I run stock tire size for Daily use, off road have 33x12.5 working on going trubo.
Re: Better MPG any Ideas????? [Re: TainterRacing] #1068656 02/03/14 12:03 AM
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I get 72 mpg when she allows me to ride the scooter.

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