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Old 10-21-2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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400+ miles per tank with V6?

I've run up about 10K miles on my Taco since I bought it in June but still hadn't even seen the low fuel warning light come on. From what I read on this forum when the light turns on you still have about 4 gallons left and I was already at 360 miles so I decided to see if I could clip 400 or more miles in one tank.

This morning when it looked to my eyes like I had 1/8 of a tank left I went ahead and drove to work (21 miles). Nope, no light...

So I then went to lunch (2 miles round trip). Nope, no light...

End of the day came so I started driving back home. BING, the light finally came on. I was at 380 miles so I kept going the rest of the way home.


Finally I got to Exxon in my home town at 404.2 miles. I figured I had pushed it to fumes...

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Nope, I still had 2.75 gallons left! With the mileage Iwas getting I could have hit 460 miles on a single tank. I may try for 450 on this tank to see if I can make it. I still want to leave a little gas in the tank to cool the pump, right?

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Gas prices suck in NC.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to the 400 club.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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damn, do you coast down hill and get towed back home. it takes me two tank and i am lucky to see that. congrats on the mpg's
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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Keep in mind the pump is about 6" tall, and with 2.7 gallons in the tank, that means the fuel depth was only about 2" deep....
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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I think my best was 300 +
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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its like pulling teeth to get 400 miles out of my 2.7.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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I'm jealouse... I would be happy to get 260 out of a tank...
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Keep in mind the pump is about 6" tall, and with 2.7 gallons in the tank, that means the fuel depth was only about 2" deep....


Let's see.... um, 2.7 = 2", need 6" to cover pump... carry the one, drop the remainder...

So I need 8 gallons of gas to have the pump submerged? Crap!
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lucky!!!!!

most ive gotten was around 320 all highway, normal is 260
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I'm jealouse... I would be happy to get 260 out of a tank...

I noticed the Escort 8500 Radar Detector in your mods list... I think that might highlight a slight difference in our driving styles

About every 5th tank or so I wave off on my efforts to stretch my buck and drive it like I stole it!
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lucky!!!!!

most ive gotten was around 320 all highway, normal is 260
I guess you got a lead foot as well?
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Let's see.... um, 2.7 = 2", need 6" to cover pump... carry the one, drop the remainder...

So I need 8 gallons of gas to have the pump submerged? Crap!
It doesnt have to be submerged all the time. But it DOES use the fuel for coolant. I try to refrain from running below 1/4 tank. Doing this, I have never lost a fuel pump.
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I've run up about 10K miles on my Taco since I bought it in June but still hadn't even seen the low fuel warning light come on. From what I read on this forum when the light turns on you still have about 4 gallons left and I was already at 360 miles so I decided to see if I could clip 400 or more miles in one tank.

This morning when it looked to my eyes like I had 1/8 of a tank left I went ahead and drove to work (21 miles). Nope, no light...

So I then went to lunch (2 miles round trip). Nope, no light...

End of the day came so I started driving back home. BING, the light finally came on. I was at 380 miles so I kept going the rest of the way home.


Finally I got to Exxon in my home town at 404.2 miles. I figured I had pushed it to fumes...

<thumbnail, click for full size image>


Nope, I still had 2.75 gallons left! With the mileage Iwas getting I could have hit 460 miles on a single tank. I may try for 450 on this tank to see if I can make it. I still want to leave a little gas in the tank to cool the pump, right?

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Gas prices suck in NC.
Is your name Cosmo Kramer???
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:57 PM   #15
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must be nice to get 22MPG!

I see around 17ish city. I bet it would be up in the 20 if I did all highway...
Mostly depends on driving style. I can regularly get 20 mpg with 50/50 city/highway with 91 oct.
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i need to get off the gas then.
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I noticed the Escort 8500 Radar Detector in your mods list... I think that might highlight a slight difference in our driving styles

About every 5th tank or so I wave off on my efforts to stretch my buck and drive it like I stole it!
Yeah I haven't ever had a ticket and I'm 24 and the first month my old radar detector broke I got pulled over for 82 in a 65 and I'm sure I was going faster than that.... I'm no easy on it... Usually running late... Just bought a Scan Guage to try and keep an eye on my MPG...
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Yeah I haven't ever had a ticket and I'm 24 and the first month my old radar detector broke I got pulled over for 82 in a 65 and I'm sure I was going faster than that.... I'm no easy on it... Usually running late... Just bought a Scan Guage to try and keep an eye on my MPG...
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I may go over 400 the next time I fill it up to join the 400 club.


barge it!

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