Fuel Efficiency vs. Jeep Wrangler
Most city drivers don't give a damn about their fuel system. But in the remote wilderness, gas is the most precious resource and a clean fuel system helps to preserve it. Here in Alaska, Yukon, Northern BC, and the Northwest Territories, you won't see over-excited weekend wheelers starting a bonfire with a full jerrycan of petrol.
7 Facts About Gas in the Wilderness
1. Gas stations are scarce and scattered across huge territories. You may have to drive 200 miles / 320 km on gas guzzling terrain (unmaintained trails and mountainous rocky roads) to reach the next one.
2. Gas stations are unreliable (because poorly managed, not open 7 days a week, or experiencing gas shortages after severe weather conditions). I'm not complaining because it's cool to get gas in extremely remote areas. But you have to keep in mind that the gas there is (often) poor quality.
3. Gas is 10% to 50% more expensive at the pump in remote communities.
4. Gas has more trading value than anything else in the bush. I've seen incredible deals that urbanites wouldn't believe. You should keep your extra gasoline aside and thank me later.
5. Gas is a constant concern. Even if you carry four 2-Gallon Rotopax at all times, you'll keep a constant eye on the fuel gauge.
6. Gas means mileage, heat, electricity, and safety. It means life. Do not waste a drop of it if you want to survive long and have fun Jeeping in the wilderness.
7. Begging for gas is an awful experience. You feel stupid, powerless, and at the mercy of any random wandering yahoo. Adventurers and remote area workers are normally well organized people. Be one of them.
7 Benefits of a Clean Fuel System :
1. Reduce gas consumption by up 2%.
2. Get extra mileage on the trail.
3. Stronger accelerations when needed + faster engine response.
4. Easier to start the engine in cold weather.
5. Get rid of water in the tank + fuel line.
6. Extend the life of your fuel pump + filters by eliminating contaminants in the tank itself.
7. Restore original factory performance of your Jeep.