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320 km per tank? 2013 tacoma

Discussion in 'Canada' started by drek, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Feb 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM
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    SeminoleTRD

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    I had to keep converting KM to MILES lol I saw the thread on the active feed that's why I chimmed in, I tried keeping it Canadian. This is a learning experience for me, didn't realize this is something you dealt with up there with the summer blends and winter blends.

    All in all I think the OP has an issue with his truck. At least I hope and it is an easy fix?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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    Yeah there is something wrong. Before I regeared when I was on 35's I got over 400 regularly in the city.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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    No. I'll explain.

    I have a '12 DCLB V6 4x4 TRD with almost everything.

    When my truck was stock, it averaged around 600km on 60 liters of gas.
    [ it turned out to be around 28.5 mpg hwy ]. It stopped being stock after
    3000km, and I never looked back, even though I'm a daily driver.

    After I leveled it, added around 700 lbs armour, 250 lbs of canopy,
    100 lbs of heavier suspension, and 50 lbs of tools I now get around 430 kms combined ( 15 mpg).

    If you level your truck, you loose mpg. If you raise your truck, the loss
    becomes worse. With aftermarket wheels and large tires, the loss is compounded even more.

    Maybe try a few things;

    If you have load range "E" on your tires, try and take your tire air pressure
    to around 55% of that load rating. People will think I'm nuts, but
    it has helped me a lot with my fuel economy. Just make sure the tire
    pressure is the same on all wheels.

    Are you driving H4? You should be driving consistantly at H2, unless
    your off road.

    Do you have an manual, or automatic? Your rpms should not go above 2000. Try shifting when you hit the 1400-1800 range for now,
    because after 2000 rpms, your truck burning fuel at a rapid rate at 2000
    or more.

    You state your tires are 32.5 inches, so doing a little math I think that's think 285/75/R16, right?

    What are your rim/Wheel and tire sizes, if I could ask?

    Oh, I forgot, I'm Canadian.

    Please?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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    130km/hr! No wonder dude, take it easy on the speed! I do 98% highway driving and I drive 100km/hr and get 450km a tank. If I'm in a hurry to get home I'll drive 120km/hr and watch my gas gauge go down quickly!
     
  5. Mar 1, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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    Watching my scangauge, once i get up over 110 my mpg gets bad. I try to stay in the 100-110 range unless im in a hurry. 130 kills the mpg on these beasts.

    Are you adding miles for the larger tires to your 320km?
    Also, its much more accurate if you divide your miles per tank by the amount of fuel used to fill up. I have been returning 14 - 14.6l/100km this winter.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    You need to ask "what's a tank"? Is it the true tank volume (80 liters) or when the gauge needle reaches the E line (~70 liters) or maybe when the low fuel light comes on (~64 liters)???

    Gallons x 3.785 = liters, Liters/3.785 = gallons

    320 km per HOW MANY LITERS?
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    95% of my driving is flat interstate in Mississippi. I'm not lifted & I'm still on factory tread driving a DCSB 4x4. I regularly get 650 km (~390 miles) to 700 km (~420 miles) to each tank driving just under 120kph (70 mph) on regular 87 fuel.

    Km conversions are in my head so forgive the error but, the mile portion is correct for sure...I think. :)
     
  8. Mar 1, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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    My trucks lifted 3 inches and im on 265/75/16 with 1 1/4 wheel spacers. And when i drive 120 - 130km/h then ill only get 350 km per tank. if i take it easy ill get maybe 420 if im lucky before the empty tank light turnes on
     
  9. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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    I have an automatic. 18" wheels ill have to go look at the exact tire size later.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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    Ahhhh good one. I gots me an merican truck and I'm used to just remembering da miles now......... Eh!
     
  11. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    Good point. Well i would say 70/Litres then. So 320km / 70L
     
  12. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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    I havnt added any miles for larger tire size
     
  13. Mar 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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    Well, first thing...

    YOUR HEAVY FOOT NEEDS TO GO ON A DIET.

    You must try to at least keep the speed down below 120km/h. The
    only other thing is to run the tires with a little more pressure all the way
    around. 2000 rpms are the roof of you acceleration. Don't go
    above that.

    If you re running R18 tires, the manual states you can safely bump the
    cold tire pressure up to is ( page 566 in the 2012 owners manual ),

    35lbs front and rear, but you can add 4lbs for total 39lbs for travel above
    160km/h;(thats assuming P255/45/R18)

    what I've seen in 29lbs on most trucks are P type tires, and those are
    265/60/R whatever, 16, 17, 18.

    If you have a LT tire, and at load range E, find the max
    Pressure on the sidewall and take 55% of that, go from there.

    but please, please, ease you foot a bit.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    Gonna run a full tank at 110km/hr and test the results.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    In Lower 48 talk: 11 mpg :eek: I bet your odometer is out of whack?
     
  16. Mar 2, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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    I got 13 mpg US a couple tanks ago
     
  17. Mar 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    My truck is MAGIC
    Slow down and you'll get more

    My brand new tacoma gets less km/tank
     
  18. Mar 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    on my 09 DCLB im rarely hit 400km, im completely stock with new plugs and trd air filter and I drive slow and I do not force the truck...it just gets terrible mileage! any suggestions?
     
  19. Mar 2, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    Winter fuel is shit milage. I get 25% better milage in summer. Also has to do with warming the truck up and stuff
     
  20. Mar 2, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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