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13 mpg city

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Solar King, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    Solar King

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    My morning and evening commute is 3.5 miles, with about 7 stop lights to deal with, some days I get all green light some days all red lights, some days mix.

    I use to average 17 mpg easy. For the past 4 fill ups i noticed I am now averaging 12.5 mpg. :confused:

    145K miles, K & N air filter, stock tires (40psi). Chevron or 76 station (87) octane gas.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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    Clean the MAF w/ MAF cleaner (its probably oily due to your K&N), get rid of the K&N and run a paper filter, clean your throttle body and change the fuel filter. And you should get back up to 17-18mpg in the city.

    And if you haven't done plugs and wires recently, do them too.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    Winter gas. Though we don't have much of a winter in california we still get winter gas which will lower your mpg.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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    could be a contributing factor...but not a 4+mpg loss factor
     
  5. Dec 23, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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    pancho

    pancho Go home Nubbs, street lights are off!

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    for me it has dropped the mpg. and I drive a 4 banger
     
  6. Dec 23, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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    What they said also remove the lead foot mod that helps a lot. lol :D
     
  7. Dec 23, 2011 at 1:40 AM
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    sub"d I get terrible terrible mileage, aka 200 miles a tank, Il l try anything!
     
  8. Dec 23, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    I'm suffering a 3-4mpg loss lately as well. I chaulked it up to winter gas at first, then decided to change my plugs and wires. So far I havn't noticed a return to the norm (17mpg) but it's only been through 1 tank. I guess I should clean the MAF and replace the fuel filter if it doesn't get better soon
     
  9. Dec 23, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    My 1st. Step will be clean the MAF sensor, because I have the time to do it today.

    What about cleaning the K&N filter instead of installing a paper one?
     
  10. Dec 23, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    Yeah, the K&N requires regular cleaning. But because it requires oil you will just keep getting oil on your MAF, and the K&N isn't the best for filtration efficiency.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    The AFE Pro Dry is the filter of choice I believe on TW.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Best IMO, is OEM denso filter. Purolator pure one filters are also very good.

    OP: Keep in mind that high flow filters have little to no effect on gas mileage.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    When I clean any filter that requires oil, use very light oil.. don't saturate the hell out of it. I also let mine sit for about 2 days to let any access oil drip off the filter.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    1 step: Clean MAF sensor
    2 step: Install paper air filter

    will bounce back in after a full tank run and let you all know my results.

    Be back after the new year.

    Happy holidays bro's.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    good luck :cool:
     
  16. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    Psh. got 9.73mpg the tank before last..what are you bitchen about? lol

    Have you seafoamed before?

    Stock exhaust?? No codes being thrown?
     
  17. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    I've been getting 12-14 mpg for the last 2 months. I think it is a combination of winter gas, studded tires, cold weather, and the use of 4wd. In the summer I was getting 18 city, 21 highway...Hopefully it goes back to normal in a few months.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    2nd gen here.
    Mine has decreased 20 miles or so to the tank. Damn winter
     
  19. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Consider also, along with the winter blend fuel, that a 3.5 mile drive, is barely enough to get the engine up to operating temp. Most of your comute is spent with the system in Open Loop, so its running rich.
     
  20. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    You drive a truck, you won't have great MPG. If you are So concerned about MPG trad truck in for Prius.

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