Gas Mileage

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Hi Everyone,

I recently bought an 86 FJ60 and was wondering what the gas mileage is for a totally stock 60? I know its not great, but I want to get a reference point to work form.
Thanks, Bryan
 
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Window sticker says 11 city, 13 highway, but you'll find a HUGE range among all the folks on here. I just checked mine this a.m. and I got 12mpg mixed city/highway. I'm also in Chicago, so our city driving is more like crawling with a stop light or stop sign every 100 feet. :frown:
 
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Toadhopper said:
Hi Everyone,

I recently bought an 86 FJ60 and was wondering what the gas mileage is for a totally stock 60? I know its not great, but I want to get a reference point to work form.
Thanks, Bryan
Thanks, I'll start keeping track to see if I'm in the ball park.
Bryan
 
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Bryan,

I just bought a FJ62 (I know different engine) and have had 2 tanks of highway driving and got 16.5 mpg. One tank of mixed city and highway and got 13mpg. I am now part way through my first city only tank and it s not looking good -- I hope it is above 10mpg.
 
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Gotta figure for tire size, too. Not that I know how, mind you.

I run 31" tires and my last road trip yielded 14.5 MPG :eek: I can't remember what the percentage is in the speed difference though - maybe 15-17%? I do know that when I show 65mph on the speedometer, the real speed is about 69-70.
 
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Hmmm ...

Recent highway road trip ... 15.5 mpg

... with 31x10.5 tires(Goodyear MTR), Wilderness roof rack, kayak on top, running 65 mph on the odometer, and using 6% adjustment for 31" tires over stock.

City ... 10-12 mpg

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Expect 8 mpg if your rig is in a bad state of tune. On the other hand you could see 15 mpg if it's tuned properly. Even crawling in Chi town you should see 10-11 mpg.
 
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34x12.5 M/T tires, 4.88s, 88 FJ62 with 168k on the clock and a GPS measured 11.8 mpg
 

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I got a little over 25mpg when I bought my truck and drove her from Jackson Hole WY to Seattle.

I hope for the same after the restoration.
 
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HZJ60 Guy said:
I got a little over 25mpg when I bought my truck and drove her from Jackson Hole WY to Seattle.

I hope for the same after the restoration.

You always gotta rub it in. :)


I think 31" tires will give you 10% error so what I do when I calculate it is multiply mileage by 1.1 and divide by gallons. Same for speedo. 60mph on gauge is really 66mph., etc.
 
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chitown40 said:
You always gotta rub it in. :)


I think 31" tires will give you 10% error so what I do when I calculate it is multiply mileage by 1.1 and divide by gallons. Same for speedo. 60mph on gauge is really 66mph., etc.
If so 10% then I'm 16.3 mpg last road trip. Starting to get respectable.

Good info, thx.

Cahil
 
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Driving around Chicago in my 62, I get 10 mpg but should be about 10pct more because of my 32 inch tires. Not much highway miles.
 
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15 mixed mileage in the 60, 17 if I baby it on the highway - 33's, 2" lift, desmogged, (and 'cause everybody hates 'em - a K&N)

FJ62 - not so good, 12 mixed, 15 downhill with a tailwind.
 
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I get about 28mpg on mixed driving. Course, I've gotta use that stinky oily stuff that comes out of the black hose at the fuel station. And it makes a little more noise than a gas guzzler. but ya gotta love that mileage!
 

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I set a new personal best on the way out to Moab - 18.2 mpg. 16.4 on the way back. Fully smogged, rebuilt 2F rolling on some new 33x10.2 BFGs. Truck was loaded with several hundred lbs of junk. I even had the Yakima racks on the roof but no bikes up there. I must have had a tailwind :) GPS confirmed 17% speedo/odo error.
 
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