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10.5mpg.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hunter500ky, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Hunter500ky

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    LOL anyone else getting that?


    I got my 265 75 16 duratracs, knew it would go down but dang!!!!

    Psi at 34 all around.

    I know I'm hurting it sometimes by taking short trips, like when I get called out I get in and drive to station about a mile and shut it off.

    Anyway I also heard that now my speedometer is right my odometer is a little off so maybe I'm getting 11mpg :D


    All city driving of course and I know it will get better around spring because of gas.


    Just wondering if anyone else is around that frame?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    im gettin 20 to 22 highway. and about 16 to 18 city. i wanted a new gen but if the mileage sucks that bad
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    How many miles did you travel? And how many gallons did you fill up with?
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Metallikatz3

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    its cuz of short trips (engine runs rich when its cold) and winter blend gas. It sucks but its what happens in the winter especially with those kind of driving habits
     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    According to my odometer I traveled 53.6 miles and filled up with 5.10 gallons.

    Filled up at a little under a 3/4 I think, it was cheap at gas station wanted to jump on it lol

    Well that makes me feel better you have 37's and get better mpg then me LOL


    V6 Auto, just changed spark plugs (1k miles ago, air filter, oil being changed in 2xx miles.

    I try to keep it under 2k rpms as well.

    I currently have 407xx miles on it.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Ok thats what I thought, I didn't think I could really help it can't well I can but I wont turn on my truck and let it warm up when I'm being called out lol


    Would a block heater help since it keeps the motor warm? (I think it does anyway I know nothing about block heaters)
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    mwells32

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    Not enough miles for a true picture of mileage. Statistically speaking, the more data you collect, the more valid the results. Put a full tank through, with a variety of driving, maybe even a couple of tanks, then you will see a truer picture of your mpg's.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    OOO ok gotcha, I usually dont let it get under a half tank though unless on a road trip.

    I'll see what I can do though thanks!



    On a side not watching inside the american jail and this guy is saying how the devil doesnt have anything on him so one of the guards pulled the strap tighter and he said owe devil.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    I have the same tires and I just chkd my mileage yesterday and im getting 18. Something isn't right
     
  10. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    :wtf what is going on then.


    What kind of driving do you do?

    Whats your psi set at?
     
  11. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    man back in the summer heading to yellowstone i got 23 mpg and it has gone down to around 10 and it fucking sucks. my truck did it last year also
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    Hmmm maybe Im just getting that crappy of gas then?
     
  13. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    that does not seem right at all. if i only get 18 i am doing bad.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    I'm getting about 11 -14 mpg in the City during the winter but I just started tracking it with the Gas Cubby App for iPhone, it usually gets better in the summer though, I get 300-330km per fill in the winter and about 400+ in the summer in the city and I have had 265 75R 16 Duratracs on since last spring.
     
  15. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    I was thinking that my 15-16 was bad with 265 duratrac's but I drive highway mostly.

    Robert
     
  16. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Hmmm well any ideas?

    I just realized I have been getting gas at the same place next time I'm changing it up!
     
  17. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Check your driving style, I usually try to keep the RPM's at about 2000 when accelerating, I've found the gap between shifts isn't that big and I get the best mileage.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Thats what I do keep the rpms under 2k, 2k at max unless Im trying to get to the fire station then they exceed 2k rpms
     
  19. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    i got 15 mpg and im a pretty much stock 4banger! hahaha thats what my mileage app on my phone said, but i also didnt go through a whole tank

    im guessing that since you didnt go through a whole tank you got the bad mpg, how are you keeping track of your mpg?
     
  20. Jan 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    Well duh, your trips are 1 mile or less. Of course you're going to get shitty mileage. But the thing is, your tank probably lasts 3-4 weeks, right?

    It balances out.

    My work is just a little over 1 mile away. So do that 10 times a week, i get crappy mileage too. Last time I calculated, I was in the 10s or even single digit range. I dont remember. But my tank will usually last me about 4 weeks.

    Hell, most of the time, my engine doesnt even get warmed up by the time I get to work. The trip usually lasts about 4 mins, from the time I turn the key, to the time I turn it off.
     
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