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1999 Tacoma 2.7 liter 4 cylinder

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Living_the_dream, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Apr 11, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    Living_the_dream

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    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and have been wondering if there are ways that I can improve gas mileage on my 2.7 liter 4 cylinder Tacoma. Right now its not very impressive. The best mileage I've ever gotten was around 18 mpg but I typically only get 16 mpg. And that's living in a small town and a lot of my driving is going 50 mph or more. I've had my Tacoma for 2.5 years and never really thought anything of it just kind of figured that's the best she'll get but I guess it's finally gotten to me so I figured I'd ask. I haven't done any mods to her so please help me out here. What do you guys typically get for mpg? Thanks!

    Edit: could one of the moderators put 'How do I get better gas mileage in my 99 Tacoma?" on my thread title. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 11, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    Welcome to the board!!!!

    My 98 typically got 18-23. It fluctuated at times. The best thing to improve MPG is driving habits. Second, I would seafoam the intake and add some to the gas. Also, a plug change can help to increase MPG just don't expect huge gains there. Use OEM (Denso I think) plugs.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2009 at 11:44 PM
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  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    what about air filter's or anything? would that help at all?
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    You could go with a CAI but you won't see major gains in the MPG department, maybe a gallon or two. The key to MPG is routine maintenance and driving habits.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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  7. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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  8. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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  9. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    how much has that deck mod helped in the mpg department?
     
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