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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

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

  1. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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    Taco Pete626

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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    For a 4x4, that is great!
     
  6. 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..
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    Its a 5-speed :)
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. 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.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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  13. Apr 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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  14. Apr 29, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    Been fighting 23-24 for a couple of months. Couple of weeks ago it took a turn for the better, delivering slightly above the UG estimate.
    Today was 351 on 13.94 for a 25.2. Only had 12 tanks better over the last year (72 fillups).
     
  15. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    The low fuel light came on at 483 and I had about 20 mile stretch ahead of me with no gas, so I filled up at 488. 17.9 gallons for 27.26 mpg.

    I sure wish we could get ethanol free gas here.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Damm that's hell of a good tank. Wow:eek:. Must be nice having that kind if mpg. I'm gonna switch to my factory highway tires and see if it gets better for now on. I just got 308 on a tank but can't get close to 400 lol.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    Not sure what you're running now for tires, but stock might be better. My next set will be for a highway rated tire. Question for you Miguel: is that your old ride in you tag line??
     
  18. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    That's my truck I have now. A 2004 2.7 Tacoma. I did put some 31.10.5 .15 on my truck. BFg ats. So I can see my mpg dropping alittle. I'm gonna put back the stock highway tires and see how my mpg is and then I'll know what the difference is you know? I like the aggressive stance the tires give but I drive alot so many a good highway tire is the way to go you know.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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    Got 25.1 on my last tank! gotta love summer fuel mixes coming back!
     
  20. Apr 30, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Your tank is what, 18 gallons? Ya... I'd be looking for gas at 300 miles even at the MPG I get in my 5-lug.
     
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