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gas mileage for a 60/62??

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by frode, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. frode

    frode Regular Member

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    Any idea what kind of mileage a stock 60 & 62 get?? I am on the road alot, and don't expect the world from one, but am curious before I make a decision.

    Thanks in advance
    Brian
  2. SS_Storm

    SS_Storm New Member

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    most will get about 10 mpg but with my 62 with the fresh tuneup it just got Id say its gettin 13-14 mpg.
  3. humper99

    humper99 Regular Member

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    I'm getting about 11 city and 15 highway. I'm running 31" tires which kicks the revs down a little so maybe expect 14 with stock tires. I cruise at 70 mph and the highways are pretty flat around here in Michigan. My cruiser is in perfect tune also. I was only getting 13 mpg before the tune-up, desmog, and carb rebuild.
  4. humper99

    humper99 Regular Member

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    Forgot to mention my rig is a 60.
  5. Doc

    Doc New Member

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    8 for a neglected cruiser in need of a tune up- up to 13/14 for one in perfect shape.

    Side note. When my FZJ80 was pulling my 60 series home from Illinois it got 8 mpg. When not towing it got 8 mpg. Then I did a tune up. Now I'm getting about 13 mpg.
  6. BigSur

    BigSur New Member

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    My FJ60 gets 11 on the streets but 13-14 on the hwy...15 if the wind is behind me. And that's for a truck with over 200k on it.
  7. ChuckB

    ChuckB SILVER Star

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    10 no matter what... not in good tune.
  8. David*BJ70

    David*BJ70 New Member

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    Sorry guys... you have to know that... anyway, you probably know...

    My BJ60 make 20MPG... and with my injector rebuilt... about 25MPG ;) :D
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2005
  9. TheGr8Doughboy

    TheGr8Doughboy New Member

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    Mine's moderatly tuned and won't idle below 900RPM anymore. I have 33's on it and get 15-17 mpg driving locally (mostly between 45-60 mph) and about 13-14 on the interstate. It's extremely consistant loaded or unloaded.

    Chris
  10. jjbodean1970

    jjbodean1970 New Member

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  11. Matador98

    Matador98 New Member

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    12-13 no matter what. It used to be down at 10 no matter what before the electric fuel pump and jacobs.

  12. Doc

    Doc New Member

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    How do you get better milage in town than on the interstate?
  13. DBS311

    DBS311 New Member

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    Used to get 15 on the highway in my 62 until the SO and larger tires. Now it is 11-12 no matter what I do. I am still running the factory 4.11 gears and it is a turd on anything with a slight incline, but I can still cruise at 80mph easily if it is flat. Where am I going with this? I get 11-12 mpg
  14. Mike S

    Mike S New Member

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    Generally, I would expect to get slightly better mileage with the FJ60. I know that they FJ62 has injection and might be a slightly more efficient engine, but it also has an auto tranny and 4.10 gearing. FJ60s have a manual and 3.73 gearing. Slightly oversized tires will help.

    I get about 15 highway - with the H55F overdrive and 31" tires.

    Mike S
  15. TheGr8Doughboy

    TheGr8Doughboy New Member

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    Around town is a lose term here. I have a 10 mile drive to get to town and cruising on the backroads at between 50-60 mph seems to be the sweet spot with factory gears and 33s. On the interstate pushing harder to get to 70-75 ESPICALLY with the mtns around here is hard on the gas mileage. O some climbs on the interstate I'm on the floor to keep the pig at 60 mph!

    Chris

    My disclaimer was I said "locally" not "around town" ;)
  16. poseidon

    poseidon New Member

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    I have a 60 and am SOA with stock gearing and 36s. I get seem to averaging a little higher than 14 MPG.

    E
  17. codylabrador

    codylabrador Regular Member

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    If I can ever get it out of the shop again...

    :eek: Freshly tuned 88 FJ62 is ususally 15 MPG at 65-70 and 12-13 in stop and go commuting.
  18. Lzwo

    Lzwo Regular Member

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    On my 88 FJ62 w/ 31" tires and roof rack, I get 10. 10 city, 10 highway, 10 wheelin. When I purchased it and brought it to FL from VA, it started at 10, but by my last fill up, was getting 14. I guess the 12 hours of running boosted the efficiency. Fastest I can push it is around 70, unless down a "hill", then I can hit 75, and that's with the accelerator to the floor. Have pretty much given up on my pie-in-the-sky dream of 15mpg. Sad thing is, my buddie's rangie gets 14.
  19. Shayetet13

    Shayetet13 Regular Member

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    I just got my 85 FJ-60 4 weeks ago. So far i'm getting 15-16 mpg. I went 281 miles and filled up with 18 gallons.

    Michael
  20. humper99

    humper99 Regular Member

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    Holy crap! Are you running on all 6 cylinders. My 60 will run 70 pulling a 2500lb. trailer without even being on the floor. By herself I can run up to 80 pretty easy for short bursts but usually cruise at 70 mph.

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