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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

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

  1. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    Timberland Taco

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    I must just drive like a maniac. 2010 4x4 access cab 2.7 5 speed Ive never gotten 20mpg out of it. Closest i came was with the stock 245's which was like 19.5. Ive tried granny driving and it didnt seem to help. I do a lot of stop and go city driving as well as highway driving in the 75-80mph range (any slower you get run over here...) so i guess thats why I dont do as good. Oh well ill just settle for the steady 18-19mpg, better than the 8-10 i was getting in my jeep.
     
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  2. Nov 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    05 Totaled. Dead: Pulled elbow off airbox, MAF Cal, DT Header, Towing stuff, URD short shifter, hoping to supercharge in the somewhat near future Now: 07 Frontier suspension planned, short shift on the way, tires, toys, etc.
    May I ask how?
     
  3. Nov 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    18-19 is not bad for large tires on a 4x4 with a lot of stop and go driving.
    Stop and go is a killer, even on my 5-lug spinning 215's.
    If I never got on the freeway, I wouldn't top 18.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    tc98tacoma

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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    I personally shift between 2200-2500 rpm
    2k is a little low for me, and 70 is my max speed on the highway to keep the Rpms below the 2400 range
    I have a intake, headers and a straight through exhaust, it helps quite abit
    Better flow of air coming in and exhaust going out
     
  5. Nov 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    MikeCB600F

    MikeCB600F Reformed Jeep Owner

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    Colder weather and winter blend, lost about 2.5MPG since mid October.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    Yeah it's annoying to look at the ultragauge on the first leg of my commute and it's sitting pretty at 16-18 mpg when it used to do 20-22 there. Oh well, the 4.0L would read 11-13 at that point in the winter.

    Having a tough time keeping the meter above 22 avg this tank. I had three days with 20+ mph headwinds so far (Monday was 25 gusting to 40, sometimes it got up to 18-19 mpg going downhill). It came off of full at 55 miles and passed 3/4 at 93 miles, but it waited until 190 miles until half. Who knows, maybe the sender's sick. Don't trust the gauge.

    I need to get that grill block in.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    I've experienced about the same thing recently in Minneapolis. About 2 to 2.5 mpg drop from normal summer temps. Getting 20 to 20.5 mpg on my standard work route now.
     
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  8. Nov 17, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Once the truck warms up, I'm seeing intake temps 20-30F warmer than ambient. So this translates to temps around 60-80F through the intake. Even running leaner than I otherwise would be without the WAI, averaging above 22 MPGs is a tough challenge. I'm thinking about a few mod's to get the engine warmed up quicker and get the intake air up a few more degrees. But the point of it may be moot: cold air and winter blend are tough to beat.

    I'm also wondering what the % of ethanol is since the switch. I've heard the summer fuel is a blend here in the NE as well. The pumps have the ethanol sticker attached - assumed it was for the winter fuel only though.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    I'm not a big fan of ethanol, and the higher the percent of ethanol, the lower the fuel mileage.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    I am... but not in my truck unless I'm bringning it home from Bevmo.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    Winter sucks!

    525 miles on 18.52 for 28.3 MPG.

    Yeah I whine. :p
     
  12. Nov 24, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    17F degrees the other morning - low 20s tomorrow. Hoping to keep it above 21 MPGs.
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. 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).
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. 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
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. 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.
     
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