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2.7 mpg and shift points

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    vtragweed

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    my 08' 2.7 4x4 is getting somewhere around 400 miles per tank. during the summer i was getting somewhere around 450-475 per tank. im not sure if its my shift points or what it is, anyone else notice this. what rpm range are yall shifting at and finding the best mpg and what speed is giving you the best mpg, i find on the interstate going 70 my tank seems to drain a little faster, i figure it would be better but im not so sure!
     
  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Krp2nite

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    winter blended gas will change your mileage for a negative effect. At least it seems to in the NE.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    well. i have the 2.7 Automatic regular cab. I just try to keep it under 2k RPMs and im good to go. But KRP2nite does have a point about the winter gas blends being treated to help with Cold weather Starts. I range from 390- to around 400 MPG. of course the PRO dry S filter does help out some.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Bill in Ky

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    I usually shift at 2k and yes to the above statements about winter fuel.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    what speed on the hwy are you gettin the best mpg
     
  6. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    For shift points, I usually take it to around 2500-3k depending on what gear I am in.

    I usually only get around 340 miles to a tank considering I have the PreRunner & drive in the city alot, although a recent trip to austin and back + some city driving yeilded about 390 miles on 17 gallons.

    Drove about 70 all the way to Austin, RPM was at around 2700 rpm.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    vtragweed

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    not bad man
     
  8. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    i've also noticed quicker fuel draining, even in my moms 08 Infiniti G35 so the winter gas is probably the cause
     
  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    Nope, it was the best one to date. Oddly enough, the ecu had just been reset due to some electrical work I was doing. Maybe it was running a little lean?? This tank went down the crapper, I've been doing alot of short drives and lots of stop and go city driving.

    All in all I average around 18.5 to 19.5 mpg 50/50 city/highway mix
     
  10. Jan 18, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    mikeyramone

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    not sure about newer Toyotas but the older ones will not shift into overdrive until the coolant temp. gets to a certain temp causing you to run in third or fourth gear longer depending on your tranny.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    Okkine

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    I usually shift from first to second in the 2500 rpm range, after that I try to shift around 2000. My last fill-up I went about 376 miles (city), and still had 2.6 gallons in the tank when I filled up.

    When I first got the truck I would top up the tank as much as I could. The past couple fill-ups I've stopped when the pump stops, and I've noticed 2-3 mpg increase. Don't know why that would make a difference, but it seems to for mine.

    I've noticed that I get better mileage in the summer in every vehicle I've owned.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    Kelson

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    i shift around 2K, but i have a 5 lug...different gearing...
     
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