28 mpg to 38 mpg


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Roughridercog
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28 mpg to 38 mpg

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I replaced the timing belts in Old Ugly and new coils. My first tank all around driving has gone from 28 to 38 and those sux cylinders hum a fine tune.
First time I took it out afterwards I was smiling the biggest smile. Old Ugly was finally running and sounding like a good Wing should.



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XJSRider
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Re: 28 mpg to 38 mpg

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Can't imagine the belts changed anything but maybe you had a dead coil and were running on 4 cylinders?

Roughridercog
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Re: 28 mpg to 38 mpg

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That is what I'm assuming. But the jump in mpg and performance is still making me smile

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XJSRider
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Re: 28 mpg to 38 mpg

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Yeah man that's sweet. I take what I can get, sometimes a little more. Enjoy the ride!

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Re: 28 mpg to 38 mpg

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:) viewtopic.php?f=6&t=61363&p=353747#p353747 :)
Poor fuel mileage on a 1500 is the exception rather than the rule. One needs to delve into the machine to find the cause and not just write it off as normal because of being unable or unwilling to diagnose the problem. Welcome back to the 36-42MPG club.


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