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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

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

  1. Mar 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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    ElTacoma

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    6 lug 4x4 standard cab i have gotten around 330 miles for 15 gallons which is about 22 mpg. this is the best i can really get. I'm impressed that the mpg doesn't drop that much for mixed driving. I can get 18 mpg city pretty consistently.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    worthywads

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    Worst tank in a long time, really cold and no long trips, just to and from work.

    464 miles on 18.01 gallons for 25.8 mpg.

    It can only get better from here.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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    Mr. Pick

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    Hey, this is the one and only time I'll ever be able to post that I actually had better mileage than WW, so I have to do it. Filled up Sunday: 369mi, 13.81 gallons for 26.7 mpg. It's been significantly warmer here lately which sure makes a difference.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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    worthywads

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  5. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    oldblue1968chevy

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    200 miles till my needle was on E 1999 2.7 AUTO EXT CAB 4WD 31.10.5.15 Ttires

    My cell doesn't come on when key is turned on truck runs OK but never got a lot better.mog than this (granted I do lots of under 5 min trips that don't exceed 40mph..)
     
  6. Apr 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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    iroh

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    I thought my gas gauge might be sticking again, but alas, the truck likes the ethanol-free a LOT better. This worked out to 27.2 mpg this tank

    I still have the tires at 35 psi too

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM
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    MikeCB600F

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    I just had a 423 mile tank on 17.8 gallons for a 23.8 MPG.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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    91r100gs

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    :cheers::cheers:

    Nice tanks guys.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    Winker

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    I was in the 240-250 range at half a tank. I got high hopes for this current tank.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM
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    6th tank in a 2014 sb 4x4.....22.2. It keeps getting better.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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    MikeCB600F

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    Another 400 mile tank - 414 miles on 16.67 gallons. Almost 25MPG.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    91r100gs

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    Another all in-town tank. Lots of 3.5 miles trips back and forth to work. 328.4 miles / 16.5 gallons = 19.9 MPG

    Next tank will be better as I have a long highway trip planned tomorrow.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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    The weather has shifted, it will only get better.

    562 miles on 19.164 gallons for 29.3 mpg.

    But the last tank took almost 2 months. 4 more tanks and it will be winter again!

    Except I have a trip to Yellowstone planned for June, should get some awesome tanks on that trip.
     
  14. May 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    MikeCB600F

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    403 miles on 17.25 gallon = 23.4MPG. That good MPG is coming to an end. For the last 5 weeks, I was working at another company facility that was 46 miles from my house. Out of 90+ miles a day, 80 miles were freeway.
     
  15. May 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    313.7 and half a tank, averaged 35+ mpg driving 110 miles for work round trip to Denver. Should be a great tank.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. May 15, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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    Awesome man.

    I was at 27 when I got to work this morning.

    Sadly, the euphoria was gone by the time I got home.
    Thursday traffic is the worst day of the week.
    This week has been the worst week this year.

    By the time I got home, the Ultragauge was at 23.6. I averaged less than 19 for the trip home today.
     
  17. May 16, 2014 at 11:22 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.
    So with my 05 2TR I never got great mileage in my area and on my typical drives. I was guessing this was due to the hilly terrain which required extra throttle and even downshifts at times. After my Taco was totaled back in March I recently acquired an 07 Frontier Crew Cab 6' bed (big and heavy guy) w/ the V6 and 6-spd.

    I've netted equal and better mileage with this Frontier than I was getting in the Taco. Maybe it's just that I don't have to push it as hard. Sadly I don't expect to ever see 27 in this like I did driving across the plains of Canada in the Taco. I still have some testing to do on higher octane, this is 87 to 87 at the moment. It's possible that may yield even higher mileage due to tuning but the question will be if the % gain is greater than the % increase in per gallon cost.
     
  18. May 16, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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    wgreenlee1021

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    Higher octanes are for higher compression engines to prevent advance fire...
    ...or something to that effect.

    :thumbsup:
     
  19. May 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    Yes, but the detuning for lower octane in vehicles designed for higher but able to run on lower usually results in lower mpg in addition to less power.
     
  20. May 17, 2014 at 5:07 AM
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    Use what is recommended by the manufacturer.

    Folks use higher octane believing that it's better (performance and maintenance). But this isn't the case in most instances especially in unmodified engines). Save your money and use 87 if that's what's stated in your owners manual. Also, using lower octane in higher compression engines over the long term can lead to engine damage. Again, read your owners manual for details.

    Tons of factors impact FE so drivers need to be aware of their own driving habits, typical and unique conditions, and state of the vehicle. Worthy and Rich (along with others here) are worth tapping for input on factors and FE driving tips. Some of the extreme hypermiler techniques may not suit folks, but the Tacoma 4 cylinders put up respectable MPGs when driven with FE in mind.

    I had a little Ranger a couple years back. It would compete with the 5 lug Tacomas. Most comparable trucks will produce comparable numbers. The question becomes more so which truck suits you better (features and style)? Enjoy what you drive. For me, the Tacoma beats my Ranger on those points despite both trucks having distinct advantages over each other.
     
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