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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

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

  1. Nov 24, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    Rackster

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    17F degrees the other morning - low 20s tomorrow. Hoping to keep it above 21 MPGs.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    It was 17F here this morning too. The tranny doesn't like it.

    Then we got ice this afternoon. Traffic limited to 40 mph means even though I'm already 8 gallons in, the tank avg on the gauge still rose six tenths in 22 miles. Unfortunately I'll probably burn half my savings off starting it up tomorrow morning.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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    Lately, I have had the chance to work at a jobsite that is approximately 77 miles away. My past 4 tanks consist of 85-90% highway miles, cruising at 70-80 MPH with some stop and go traffic thrown in. I have been getting 27-28 mpg, barely approaching WorthyWads territory. I might be able to do better if I reduce my cruising speed, but I've been working 10-11 hour days, and I just want to get home as quickly as I can so I can get some sleep! Very happy with my recent MPG results, especially with the cold morning starts.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2013 at 3:58 AM
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    LOL - that's the truth of it!! I note that I get to about 176F at about 3 miles and 180F+ at about 7 miles. That stretch really takes a bite out of the MPGs. If I can creep up the back hill (no traffic ever), I can hit my waypoints at about +10% more fuel consumed. Using the usual route, I'm +15% or more. All of the fluids are thick and sticky. Roll distances are drastically down. Today I averaged about 21 MPGs on the ride in (up hill and morning chill/cold to contend with). It'll take some work to get 23 on the ride home to get a 22 MPG average. But that's the challenge!!

    FWIW: the intake temps have been averaging +30F with the current location (next to the exhaust manifold). I've seen a few over 40F on the ride home when it warms up here a bit.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2013 at 4:04 AM
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    40 tanks in and you're posting a fine number! Can't blame you for wanting to get home quicker, but the time savings might be 15 minutes each way (crude guesswork).
     
  6. Nov 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Came out to 23.4 mpg on this fill. I do believe that was my first tank on this truck ran with the ambient temperature never above freezing. I can live with that.

    Unfortunately the cold brings on other things too. I just developed a buzzing at 1700 rpm that sounds like the heat shield for the cat. I'm hoping it's not the honeycomb rattling loose. Gotta crawl under there tomorrow and see what's up.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    When I got to work this morning :D :D :D

    2013-11-27_0603.jpg


    And when I got home tonight after 3 hours in holiday-get-away traffic :mad: :mad: :mad:

    2013-11-27_1901.jpg
     
  8. Nov 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    SRT MPG would have been lower and gallons used would have been higher but I had to make a pit stop at the 2-hour mark to get rid of some coffee.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    Did a partial fill of 3 gallon and a full fill of 18.68 gallons. Drove 535.8 miles for a MPG of 24.7 About 420 of those miles were interstate at 70-75 MPH indicated. Not bad considering all of the 3.5 mile trips back and forth to work.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    As a follow up to my post above are pics of my now 3 year old scangauge. The MPG # in the upper right corner is my MPG since I got this for Christmas in 2010. The MPG figure in the lower right corner is for the past year. It was for about 6200 miles. About half interstate and highway driving. 90% of the rest is 3.5 mile short low speed trips with lots of stop and go driving. The trip MPG has now been reset for the next year. It is at 19.2 MPG as it has all been short trips. Sorry about the blurry pic.

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  11. Dec 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    Finished my worst tank ever yesterday - 22.1 mpg. Short trips all last week courtesy of never-ending lake effect snow, so for four days the engine never got over 150F. I'm sure the week's highest temperature of 21 degrees wasn't helping either.

    Still, can't complain. My old 4.0L would have been down around 17 mpg in that situation.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    Short trips in winter are crushing on mpg. I "lucked" out and had to drive Boulder-Denver and back, and managed 34mpg average over 60 miles in 15F. Looking like a 27 mpg tank with the short commute to work though.


    Beer helps. :cheers:
     
  13. Jan 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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    Not so Happy New Years. ;)


    497 Miles on 18.266 gallons for 27.2 mpg.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2014 at 1:02 AM
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    LAL - laughed a little.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2014 at 1:08 AM
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    wow these numbers seem pretty impressive. is everyone in a 1st gen or 2nd gen?
     
  16. Jan 2, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    2nd generation. I'm filling up at 420 miles on my long commutes (21.1 gal tank) with 2-2 3/4 left in the tank. My gas mileage had been getting better, is that normal on a taco?
     
  17. Jan 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    As the engine breaks in, yes. I have 14,000 miles on my 2012 and the last fillup was 25.3 mpg with a mix of town and freeway driving which is not too bad for winter blend gasoline.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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    Winter mode enabled! I have a feeling I'll need it next week when the temps are well into the negative numbers.

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  19. Jan 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM
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    For the curious

    upper block, white coroplast, black gorilla tape to hide it

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    tied in place

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    lower grill blocks

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  20. Jan 4, 2014 at 2:38 AM
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    Just got my truck last month with only 4mi on it,its a crew Cab(heavier) and today the light finally came on at 320mi,strictly city driving.I checked the oil and it looked like I just had an oil change, we shall see after this 500mi road trip I'll be going on,hopefully mpg will get better.BTW does anyone know how much fuel is left when the light comes on, this one has a 21.2gal tank on it.
     
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