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2.7 fuel

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by killzone90, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    killzone90

    killzone90 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got my 1st taco.I have a 2.7,auto trans,4x4.I was wondering because its stock with 31/10.50 15r on it and want to know what kind of gas milage should i get.It is a 96.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    trdracing5

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    I have the same setup only a 95 model. I get around 16 MPG (mostly city driving). The gas mileage I get doesn't make a whole lot of sense because my Tundra got better mileage driving the same route and has a V8 engine.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    City... 15-16mpg.. I got 18.5mpg 150 out of 160 trips of 200 miles in less than 2 years.. I got 20.8 once :D
     
  4. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    kingston73

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    Glad to hear y'all are the same as me, I get about 15 around town, sometimes 18 when driving the interstate.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    I was hoping for a little more MPG to compensate for the serious lack of power in the 2.7.
    Mine is so slow I got passed by a smart car the other day. Not a good day.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Short hops with the engine/drivetrain are cold will give you the worst possible mileage. Many other factors will come into play like drivers attitude, driving style, fuel quality, maintenance, the way your machine is set up and instrumentation.

    If you're happy with your mpg and your driving style, good for you. If your goals are to maximize the fuel mileage of the greatest truck in the world, start by reading. And then read some more. Places like this:

    http://ecomodder.com/


    There are many other outstanding sites, this is one I like. Good people.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    It sounds like a calibration problem. The calibration of *you*. The 2.7 has more horsepower than is unnecessary to fulfill any legitimate function in this size vehicle.

    If your goal is 0 to 60 in 1.7 seconds, maybe the 2.7 is not a good choice for you. If you are looking for a hard-core engine that appears to follow the traditions of the legendary 20R, the 2.7 looks hard to beat.

    I had originally written an encyclopedia in response, but it seemed too much like an attack in the opinion of several bystanders. Please accept this at face value -- a differing opinion.

    All the best.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Mostly stock: AFE Pro Dry S Filter, Bedrug, Leer Shell, 265/75/15 Goodyear Wrangler RT, Husky Liners, Wet Okole seat covers... Powertrax No-Slip in the near future =)
    This ^^^, plus check out http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1510
     
  9. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    killzone90

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    Idk what i got in the city yet but i have some real rough tread.More like offroad tread and im gettin 20 on highway.Now i am goin to add a better air cleaner and see if it helps but i was jw
     
  10. Jan 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Hmm when I calculated it this summer I averaged about 23 MPG City/Hwy driving. Then I made the mistake of Str8 piping my exhaust and it went to about 16 MPG City/Hwy.

    Needless to say I welded my Cat back on!
     
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