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Did my first MPG check


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Went on a fairly long trip this morning (600kms) to bring home another Suzuki Samurai and decided to actually calculate the mileage. I ended up getting 17mpgs. Half was empty trailer of course, but I'm pretty happy with those numbers. The trailer is a 16 foot and the Sammy weighs about 2600lbs so the load wasn't real big. I was driving fairly fast too 110km/hr and there was some hilly sections and a bit of wind to fight. That was with the Comp set on 1x5. I had it on 3x5 for a bit but my EGTs seemed to stay above 700 too much. I sure like the 2 stroke oil in the fuel, it does quiet down my engine a lot. Too bad fuel is $1.18 a liter here now. The trip cost me $97 The Sammi was only $550 lol

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Are you planning on a build with the Samurai? Or a daily driver?17mpg is better than I can get hauling a trailer. I hauled mine back from Cincinnati empty (about 325 miles) and averaged around 16 running 65 - 68 mph. Averaged just over 14 on the way down with a Mustang.

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I'm going to do some work on this Sammi and probably sell it. I did a list today and it's the 19th Samurai I've bought in the last 5 years. The motor has a rod knock but I have a perfect 1.3 in my shop to use in it. They are so nice to work on, that I enjoy tinkering on them. I'm trying to work up enough cash to help finish my house renos that are going on 3 years. I have a patient wife or I would be single by now lol.... Eventually I want one of each Suzuki model, soft top, tin top, long wheel base and truck. I have the truck and soft top so far and I have a line on the other 2 models. This is the $550 beauty...lol

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