Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-07-2011, 05:40 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1304
ChrisL1976 is on a distinguished road
WK MPG with AC

Ok, so its been in the upper 90's here this week and I have been cranking the AC. The MPG is killing me.....Its reading like 10 mpg. Is this typical for the Cherokee's to lose that much from running the AC? I just filled up last Thursday and after 170 miles, I'm down to 1/4 tank......UHGGGGG
__________________

__________________
Chris
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4.7L V-8
Quad Drive II
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-07-2011, 05:55 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,069
Thanks: 137
Thanked 159 Times in 149 Posts
Rep Power: 1255289
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: WK MPG with AC

are you idling alot? you should be getting almost twice that.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-07-2011, 06:00 PM
4.whoa's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ks
Posts: 1,730
Thanks: 46
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 1141503
4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: WK MPG with AC

x2. I know i idle a bit to cool it down.
__________________

Build thread:http://www.jeepgarage.org/f14/whoas-...ead-33075.html
Quote:
You think that's quick................heh...wait till I hit 5th! -Sir Mix-A-Lot
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-07-2011, 06:01 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1304
ChrisL1976 is on a distinguished road
Re: WK MPG with AC

Quote:
Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy View Post
are you idling alot? you should be getting almost twice that.
No more than usual city driving.....stop lights/ect. No more than 2-3 minutes of idling before I leave work to cool it down the last 2 days.

I may just go fill it up to see if the gas gauge is being quirky. I know last week when I filled up it was pretty close to E and it only let me put in 16 gallons.
__________________
Chris
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4.7L V-8
Quad Drive II
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-07-2011, 06:06 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,069
Thanks: 137
Thanked 159 Times in 149 Posts
Rep Power: 1255289
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: WK MPG with AC

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisL1976 View Post
2-3 minutes of idling before I leave work to cool it down the last 2 days.
there is your problem right there.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-07-2011, 06:24 PM
Bleeding Blue's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 509
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 27863
Bleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond reputeBleeding Blue has a reputation beyond repute
Re: WK MPG with AC

I know I lose a TON of power with the AC running so I feel like i have to give it alot more throttle to get up to speed. I dont know this for a fact, but I would assume that would suck the MPG's
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-10-2011, 02:49 PM
brunality's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: L'burg, KY
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1331
brunality is on a distinguished road
Re: WK MPG with AC

Right there with you, with the A/C blasting, I get around 12mpg on my daily commute. Without, I get closer to 19.
I don't turn it on until I'm out of the neighborhood, then it's almost all highway with a few stoplights.
I thought the same thing, most cars take a small hit from the A/C, the WK seems to be the worst I've owned, but maybe because the 'normal' MPG is so bad to begin with. Or maybe it's the dual climate?
__________________
System - REC w/ PAC C2A-CHY, JL Audio C2 coaxials (3-1/2", 6x9", & 6-3/4"), JL Audio 1000/1 & 300/4, 2 JL Audio 10w6v2's in slot ported boxes, JL Audio 2 & 4 channel RCA cables, 1/0 gauge, & Optima Redtop
K&N drop-in + Airaid M.I.T., Jet 180 thermostat, Raybestos R-300 rotors (F&R) + Wagner Thermoquiets, MDS light, DSP *modified* 93oct tune
Future - 6.1 exhaust manifold + mids + catback, catch can, ported tb
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-10-2011, 03:08 PM
tri0829's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 521
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2022
tri0829 is on a distinguished road
Re: WK MPG with AC

after reading this thread the other day i wanted to see what i was getting so i reset the mpg's and mine only said i was getting like 17 highway with the ac blasted and like 13 city :/ sucks, but being sweaty and gross when i get somewhere is worse... (btw without i get about 20 hgwy and 16-17 city)
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MPG fix mzerio Grand Cherokee - WK 11 04-28-2011 08:17 PM
Mpg :) downstate Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 17 03-18-2011 08:33 PM
04 wj mpg mrjaydeeone Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 32 07-30-2010 06:30 PM
Is this 4.7L MPG really something I have to get use to??? nastylil93 Grand Cherokee - WK 104 02-24-2010 01:25 AM
4.8 mpg 06SRT8300C Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 26 07-03-2009 12:09 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community