I did the build. What should have taken a month turned into 7. Most of the machine shops out here are gone. The one I normally use is now a one man show. Massive backlog. Someone had attempted to do the head on it before. I had to have the head milled to minimum and the same to the block deck. When I was done the compression bumped a bit over .5 extra (8.5 ish?). Fortunately it didn't move the cam enough to be a concern.Who did your motor? I’m at 326,000 and may be doing a new driveline as a PM in the next couple of years.
I've had people say the same about my cruiser. I was getting 12-14 then. So were most of the vehicles in my class. I now run between 15-16. Off road.......not sure. I bring fuel that I hardly ever use. I do know, I ran about three days in Death Valley before going up into Nevada and topping off. I have a trip coming up, gonna have to look at it.Funny everyone always said H2 was the worst on fuel
Good Lord, that's some scary mileage if you are talking highway. I checked my v8 2014 GMC Sierra z71 Double Cab against the much smaller, by Chevy Colorado and found that my truck is rated slightly better fuel mileage -probably due to the Active Fuel Management/ cylinder deactivation that cuts it down to 4 cylinders at highway speeds, not under load.So in August I bought a stock 1 owner, 55k miles, clean car fax Toyota FJ Cruiser. Went all out spent a bunch of money on an overland build. New bumpers, winch, tent, roof rack, custom cabinets, dual battery, fridge, skid plates, custom cabinets etc. Truck is completely done. I killed myself in terms of gas mileage. I will be lucky to get 220 miles to tank.
How bad did your build set you back in MPG? I know that with what we are doing that isnt a priority, but I dont want to have to worry about my fuel constantly