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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2TRunner, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    aidenhardcore

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    Damm. Your the same as me lol. Sucks. I see so maybe people getting 350 plus. No fair. I have the same truck .
     
  2. Apr 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    Just filled up to avoid losing grocery store discounts. 191.4 miles - 9.75 gallons = 19.6 MPG Please take into consideration that figure is for 1 months of 3.5 mile trips back and forth to work. Just have not needed to go anywhere. Going on a month of not getting the truck fully warmed up. Probably ought to take it down the highway and get the water out of the oil.:D
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    The air filter is not helping you.

    But the main thing... 2nd Gen carries 21 gallons of fuel, so an '04 and an '08, both getting 25mpg, are going to see a 75-100 mile difference before the low fuel light comes on.

    Also, the best numbers you're seeing in the thread are coming from the 5-lug trucks like mine. I can reliably go 400 per tank without a problem... generally won't even see the light until I pass 400, and a couple of tanks have been good enough to where I could have made 500 on a tank.

    Prerunners and 4x4s are not going to do as well. Stock tires for a 5-lug are 205/70-15... that's a 26" tire. Prerunners and 4x4s run a 30" tire, and the extra 40-60mm width increases rolling resistance.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    Need to get back on this, haven't had a full tank in quite some time.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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    Plus us 6 luggers have 4.10 diff gears. At least the penalty for spinning up the 4 cylinder is nowhere near as bad as the V6.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    I remember in the 2012 brochure that the 4x4 reg cabs were over 400 lbs more than the 4x2 reg cabs.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    Transfer case and front driveline.
    That 400lbs difference is reflected in cargo capacity (4x4 is derated by 400lbs)
     
  8. Apr 27, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    The lower gears offset the taller tires. Our final effective drive ratio should be comparable.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    Adjusted for tires and gears you are right with the Automatic. The 5-lug turns only 1.6% lower.

    However with the stick the 5-lug is turning 10% lower.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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    This is interesting. I wonder if my speedo being almost 7% off has something to do with this. When going 75, my gps says I am going around 70 on flat road.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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    Nahh... That's intentional.
    Mine is the same way. My motorcycle is worse, to the point that I installed a Speedo-Healer to correct it.

    It is very common for Japanese vehicles to be as much as 12% "fast" on the speedo. Part of this is the European CE standards impose heavy penalties if the speedo reads a speed lower than actual.
    Basically, if you were speeding, you can't blame the vehicle for misleading you.

    Typically, the odometer is about half the speedo error... my Kawasaki and Taco are pretty close to that. Honda got spanked in civil court over the odometer running 10% high... ended up having to give away some extended warranties.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    The truck came with 265s, and I have 31s on there and there almost the same size. I know my bfgs are alittle heavier so I get that will bring it down a bit but not that much. I know my truck isnt fast and i never floor it. I always try to keep my driving slow and when it goes green i go easy on it but still only get 270 a tank lol.

    Well I have the stock intake. I just changed the filter to a afe pro dry flow one. Thats all. Everything else is completely stock. By the way I have an auto.
    You have some good infor. I do know that 4x4 and 4x2 are different and there mpg will not be the same at all. Its just weird that my friend has a 03 2.7 but stick and gets over 400 a tank and me with auto gets 270. I know there would be a difference but that big of a gap lol. Seems weird. I also have the 456 gears. Idk lol. Im gonna change the plugs and see if that helps. Thanks guys
     
  13. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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    My fourth tank on my new 2012 Tacoma, not sure if I can improve on these numbers, would love to get it up to the 26-30MPG range. My gas light had just came on, but had to stop where gas was cheaper.. I think I could have got 430-450 miles out of this tank.. All stock, except air pressure.

    Scan Gauge showing 24.9MPG. Actual pump numbers, gallons=409 miles/16.7=24.49MPG

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  14. Apr 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    For a 4x4, that is great!
     
  15. Apr 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    I will say the one thing killing these trucks are that they have so much rolling resistance. My other car is a prius, and on some down hills when I go to neutral in my prius it picks up 5-10mph, in my Tacoma it gains very little or slows down, but hey it is a 4x4 truck.. A scan gauge can help anyone with mpg's, I have found just a little change in throttle makes a big difference in mpg's but almost no difference in power:eek:.. I will be going to synthetic motor oil after my free oil changes, and see if that helps..
     
  16. Apr 28, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    Don't go to neutral on an automatic trans in a Tacoma. With the engine at idle, the pump is not running at a high enough RPM to properly lubricate the trans at highway speed.
    Same goes for the transfer case on a 4x4... the splash lubrication is driven from the input.
     
  17. Apr 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    Its a 5-speed :)
     
  18. Apr 28, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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    That was more of a general warning to someone reading that doesn't know.
     
  19. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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    My Taco is getting better and better mileage. I'm still working out of town and racking up a LOT of highway miles. The current tank is 100% gasoline, and has 455 miles on. The gauge is barely below 1/4 and the light is NOT on.

    The last few tanks I've been getting mid 25's to low 26's.

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  20. Apr 29, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    So dang close. 286.3 miles, 11.479 gallons, overall 24.94 mpg. I guess I should have put a little effort into that one.
     
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