shocking on fuel - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand


Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand > GENERAL > Expert Tips


Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep New Garage Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 28-08-2018
spidermonkey  spidermonkey is offline
I just registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default shocking on fuel

hello everyone spidermonkey here from qld, i,m new to 4wding and to the world of jeeps. recently I came into ownership of a 2004 jeep cherokee limited 3.7 litre auto. never owned one before but so far has been a great vehicle except for the fuel usage. it,s shocking!! put $60 in ti on saturday and went to see a friend about 30kms away. fuel gauge showed just over half a tank. on the return fuel gauge showed just under quarter tank left after just over 60kms round trip. turns out am getting 18-20mpg on open road, shudder to think what town mpg would be. got it scanned for faults and showed up that drivers side pre o2 sensor was faulty, surprised to learn that these are fitted with 4 o2 senors. would this sensor be the cause of my excessive fuel consumption?? has bee running rich on start up. else it,s been good and quite happy with it so far fuel problem getting fixed.

Sponsored Posts
  #2  
Old 28-08-2018
Classic Boy's Avatar
Classic Boy  Classic Boy is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Central Vic
Posts: 436
What Jeep do I drive?: WG
Likes: 16
Liked 135 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spidermonkey View Post
would this sensor be the cause of my excessive fuel consumption?? has bee running rich on start up. else it,s been good and quite happy with it so far fuel problem getting fixed.
It certainly would be a likely culprit. I don't know what the 3.7L engine should deliver but that is terrible and for comparison my daughters 2003 grand cherokee which is heavier and with a 4.0L engine averages in general driving and commuting (more highway driving than stop start) around 11.6L/100kms and this climbs to around 14.2L/100 when towing a 2T horse float.
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


» Advertisements_AS2
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:01 PM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR 2002 - 2018 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeepoffroad is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation or Fiat Jeep.
www.midlifemate.com wayalife.com jkwrangler.com ausjeepforum.com jk-forum.com canadianjeepoffroad.com cryptoprofitcalculator.net
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=