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Old 07-23-2011, 08:39 AM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

So my next question is, When Jeep says you should be able to get about 500 miles on one tank (use this as an example) does that mean 500 by the time the light comes on or till you put put out on the side of the road. Obviously this all depends on driving style and conditions. but they advertise something like this for the wk2 with the v6.

Here is the quote from the jeep website

Enjoy smooth, sustained power, with the all-new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engines dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Engineers completely retooled and delivered massive 38-percent improvement in horsepower and 11-percent bump in torque over the previous V6. The engine torque exceeds 90 percent of peak torque from 1,600 to 6,400 rpm for a smooth, responsive driving experience. All this, and it's still able to deliver a satisfying 10-percent improvement in highway fuel economy. That's good enough to deliver you up to 500 miles from home on one tank of gasoline.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:50 AM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

on my way to the gas station....




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Old 07-25-2011, 02:15 AM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

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this reminds me of kramer on the test drive

hahah. one of my favorite episodes
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:43 AM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

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Do you realize that if you drive it below 3 gallons on more than one occasion, you're going to be replacing you fuel pump once maybe twice a month.

Like I said, Chrysler does it for a reason.
HAHAHA! This is really crap. Mine's an 05 model HEMI and am driving almost always on empty, like Marlin LOL. Marlin, I'm hearing ya mate, I relate to everything you said so far. It's a bloody HEMI!

If that was the case, I would've had to replace the fuel pump at least 75 times by now (or maybe "twice" that) but no, same old pump that came with the car originally.

Why should I fill up at 180 miles when I know I could get another 50 or more miles out of it. That's more often stops at the gas station wasting my time that I don't have and am always, sort of, in a hurry.

ATM, I'm averaging anywhere between 10-13 mpg's (depending on peak & off-peak driving), never had better than 15.5 mpg, which was accomplished during a 1000+miles road trip. Knowing that me HEMI is thirsty, I carry a container with half a gallon of fuel always with me in the rear compartment, just in case. But I've never stopped yet.

I must agree that I like this light coming on early better than how it did with my WJ. I ended up using that "emergency fuel" on many occasions with the WJ and heard from a lot of people similar issues with running out of fuel in their WJ's. So, I think that this in the WK's had to do something with that from the WJ's, just keeps you paranoid, thinking you'll run out of fuel.

The WK's fuel tank is 20.6 gallons and I usually fill around 20 gallons, well sometimes just below 20, once at 20 exactly, once at 20.2. That was close.

Again, I want to say that I had no problems with the fuel pump and I always stretch it out to the max (like Merlin) LOL. And also fill it right up to the top until you can see the fuel and it's not moving down LOL. But soon as you turn on the HEMI, it'll suck in already what's in the filler neck.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:00 AM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

More power to you. Just suck all the gunk in the bottom of the tank right in there.

I like to keep gas in mine and not drive it below 3 gallons.

I choose not to "be like Marlin" and take care of my WK and not cut donuts on beaches or drive it to last sip of gas.

More power to you.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

This thread is pointless. Like I said, Chrysler did it for a reason.

Over and out.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

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More power to you. Just suck all the gunk in the bottom of the tank right in there.

I like to keep gas in mine and not drive it below 3 gallons.

I choose not to "be like Marlin" and take care of my WK and not cut donuts on beaches or drive it to last sip of gas.

More power to you.
No reason to take jabs at Benny because he doesn't agree with your logic. You realize he races 1000+ hp skylines on gravel professionally, right? He has proven his knowledge around here.

Not everyone thinks you're right.

3 gallons is a lot of fuel. I drive passed that every single time. I have had my WK since they first came out in 2005. Bought mine new. I have actually run out of gas on the highway. I've never replaced my fuel pump or had issues with it.

Cutting some donuts in the sand is hardly beating the shit out of these Jeeps. They have one of the best 4wd system available.

The elitist attitude is getting old... Quickly...
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I like Skylines. Lol.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

And I was stating my opinion because I've burnt up a fuel before. It's hot in the south.

My bad Marlin.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

No no, that's not my point. I'm not the morality police. I couldn't really care less what your/anyones personal opinions may be. They're personal, and not everyone will agree.

But this is a public forum, and people take information on here seriously. If you don't have hard evidence that driving passed the "ding" is going to cause damage, then don't say it. Because someone out there might take your opinion for fact.

And the fact is... The "ding" happens early. That's it.
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