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Old 06-05-2013, 08:31 AM   #1081
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Yeah Greg, the numbers are pretty unbelievable...but I believe them. Makes you wonder what kind of numbers they could turn in with your tweaked ride.
My tweaked ride is just a work truck that's always fully loaded with tools and materials... but it's still fun to play around with.
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My last tank in my 5 lug automatic was 26.9, which I am perfectly happy with.
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My last tank in my 5 lug automatic was 26.9, which I am perfectly happy with.
Nice Tank !
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #1084
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My last tank in my 5 lug automatic was 26.9, which I am perfectly happy with.
That's really good for an auto... I'd be happy to get that with my stick. Haven't done any freeway driving yet so in the future that might help the average.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #1085
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353 (388) when the light finally kicked on.

388/16 for 24.25
388/17 for 22.82

So somewhere around those numbers.

Not bad for Mid-Travel on 30's. Best tank I have had in a long, long time.
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353 (388) when the light finally kicked on.

388/16 for 24.25
388/17 for 22.82

So somewhere around those numbers.
You didn't fill it up to confirm?

I've had the light come on a couple of times when I'm around 16.8, but it's usually 17+.
Never had it come on below 16.5.
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You didn't fill it up to confirm?

I've had the light come on a couple of times when I'm around 16.8, but it's usually 17+.
Never had it come on below 16.5.
Naw, didn't fill up.

We all know about when the light pops on, it was kind of a ballpark guesstimate.

Really on the 17+? Gotten very used to when my light pops on, it's been 16/17 gallons for my truck.
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Ya, it's usually on by 17, but I've had a couple just above 17 or so where it hasn't come on, or has popped on just as I hit the driveway.
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That's really good for an auto... I'd be happy to get that with my stick. Haven't done any freeway driving yet so in the future that might help the average.
That 26.9 was my second best tank ever, and it was sightseeing on secondary/country roads with very little traffic at 50-55 mph on average. Perfect conditions for a good tank...
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This is an early indication of a 25+ mpg tank:
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #1091
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My first tank over $60! On this truck anyways. Dumb $4.29 gas. 353.2 mi, 14.13 gal, 25.0 mpg. Needle was just about to touch 1/4 tank.

I can take that but I'm not gonna be seeing much in the 26-27 range until I quit this

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Very similar

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My first tank over $60! On this truck anyways. Dumb $4.29 gas. 353.2 mi, 14.13 gal, 25.0 mpg. Needle was just about to touch 1/4 tank.

I can take that but I'm not gonna be seeing much in the 26-27 range until I quit this

It's interesting that your numbers/gauge positions are very similar to what I'm seeing. Validation.
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Finally hit my first 25MPG tank at just shy of 440 miles...

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341.5 mi, 12.418 gal = 27.5 mpg. More sight seeing on back roads, with a little interstate thrown in this time...ran a/c about a third of the time...I love this truck!

PS, Like many others here, I'm using the "let the pump shut off and then ease another full gallon in it" method of filling up.
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PS, Like many others here, I'm using the "let the pump shut off and then ease another full gallon in it" method of filling up.
I don't know how you guys are doing that.

I go first click, then "ease" two more clicks and I never get more than a couple of 10ths... no way in hell I'd get another gallon in, unless your pumps are super-high-speed like the truck stop Diesel pumps and it's splashing up the neck on you.
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Rich,

When I fill up the pump is on the medium setting until the last few gallon are about to go in, then I set the handle on the slowest speed. After the first click, I let it sit for a count of five each time until it wont take any more than a few cents worth. I can usually get about 3/4 of a gallon more in, after 4 more clicks.
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When I fill up the pump is on the medium setting until the last few gallon are about to go in, then I set the handle on the slowest speed. After the first click, I let it sit for a count of five each time until it wont take any more than a few cents worth. I can usually get about 3/4 of a gallon more in, after 4 more clicks.
I wouldn't go more than 2 more clicks.
You aren't gaining a significant amount (literally 10 miles), and the risk to your evap system is high.

I even get nervous going 2 clicks.
I've been with people who have flooded the evap on motorcycles.
They cough and run horribly until it clears out... but on your Tacoma, it's more of a closed system and won't clear out on it's own. You'll get a CEL and need a new canister.
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I wouldn't go more than 2 more clicks.
You aren't gaining a significant amount (literally 10 miles), and the risk to your evap system is high.

I even get nervous going 2 clicks.
I've been with people who have flooded the evap on motorcycles.
They cough and run horribly until it clears out... but on your Tacoma, it's more of a closed system and won't clear out on it's own. You'll get a CEL and need a new canister.
I ruined a canister on my 1988 Ram-50 in the early 90s and gave up the bad habit of topping up to the neck. Not worth it.
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Ya... last time I filled to where I could see it in the neck was on my Duramax.

No evap system, so no problem...



But with a 55 gallon Titan Supertank, it really was kinda silly.
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Relax guys, I never fill till I see fuel in the neck. The station I go to 95% of the time is on level ground and has a really sensitive shut off sensors. Just don't like going to the gas station, so I fill'er up.
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