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Old 12-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks, just joined the site as I just picked up my first RR, it's a 2002 HSE 4.6
and was curious if there were any tips for getting the best fuel economy possible other than the obvious driver sensibility technique.... Any other tips on caring for, things to do, not do, look out for ect..... Thanks in advance....
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Tire choice, Tire Pressure, avoid roof racks, use good fuel (premium), change the oil/filter on time. Don't follow closely, avoid brakes, mostly common sense. Friction, drag, the usual.
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Point is these are not economical vehicles. If you want MPG get something like that. If you want a smile plastered on your face when you hit the mountain summit for a breath taking view, you drive a Rover.

Keep it tuned up, tires properly aired and drive sensibly end of list.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Heh... another fuel economy thread.

Step 1: Insert gas nozzle in gas tank

Step 2: Pump 20 or more gallons of fuel

Step 3: Drive vehicle until it needs refilling about 250 miles later

Had my 04 DII since it was new and it averages between 12-15 mpg.

End of story.
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You bought the wrong vehicle!

I get 9mpg city and 17 highway with my p38.
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You bought the wrong vehicle!

I get 9mpg city and 17 highway with my p38.
Holy crap!! 9mpgs? Are you racing in town?

My '97 Disco got 13 mpg in town and that was with a lift, 32" tires, roof rack, 8 off road lights, winch and winch bumper, steel rear bumper, skid plates, sliders, on board air with two air tanks, rear ladder, the list goes on. 17.5 mpg on the highway, too.

I think with a fuel leak I could get 9 mpg.


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You bought the wrong vehicle!

I get 9mpg city and 17 highway with my p38.
That's not too bad for a heavy vehicle with no aerodynamics (like the DII). A couple other people I know with 03/04 DII's claim to get better mileage too.

Of course the purpose for buying the DII was certainly not fuel economy. With a few modifications this truck performs really well out in the Everglades/Big Cypress as long as I'm careful not to wander too far off the trails. It's also nice for carrying our fishing gear when my wife and I go down to the Keys.

I mainly drive in town or off road but for the most part it just sits in the driveway. There's only a little over 33,000 miles on the truck so far and I expect, with a little TLC, she'll be sucking down gas for a long time to come.
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Don't be a lead foot is one advice. But, as others have said, if you're looking for good fuel economy, this is the wrong car for you.

I'm getting around 13 mpg average for an RRS S/C.
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its hilly/twisty near the house/shop. that and 285s arent cheap to spin on stock gears.

with a 4.0 in it I was getting 12-13 highway and around 10ish city.
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its hilly/twisty near the house/shop. that and 285s arent cheap to spin on stock gears.

with a 4.0 in it I was getting 12-13 highway and around 10ish city.
I just noticed the last entry in your list of trucks... "Rust in peace"

LOL... a fitting farewell.
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The frame had enough rot near the transmission mounts that I no longer felt comfortable driving it, much less picking it up with a lift!
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I got about 13 on my p38. Most of that was around town.

Not much you can do will affect the mileage. Keep your tires at the correct pressure, make sure to keep up on maintenance, and don't mash the gas and you are 90% of the way there.
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Keep your tires at the correct pressure, make sure to keep up on maintenance, and don't mash the gas and you are 90% of the way there.
Good, sound advice for any vehicle...

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