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400 to a tank

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bt08231, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    bt08231

    bt08231 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know this has been discussed, but I just wanted to reflect on my experience. Drove from baltimore to virginia, a mix between winding backroads, straight flat highways and a little bit of 4x4 beach driving. Speeds were between 65 and 75, truck was loaded with a weeks worth of beach gear, 3 bikes, 2 on a hitch mounted rack and 1 across the bed, 2 people and 120lbs of dog. Took 19.3 gallons to fill her back up, she got 20.5 mpg. Obviously if we slowed down a bit it would have been better but I'm pleased. Oh and nearly 100 percent ac use. Drove a good while with the gas light on, about 50 or so miles
     
  2. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    Where in Virginia? Did the Orioles drive you out of town?
     
  3. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    bt08231

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    Chincoteague and assateague island....and yes, the o's are embarrassing....
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Congrats on the mpg .... the gas light comes on about 17 - 17 1/2 gallons gone .... a little over 3 left in the tank.

    U.S. 13 is a nice ride.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    PSJ

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    It seems you are correct in having 3 gals left when the light comes on- I do not recommend it but I have gone about 60 miles after the light came on. Just filled up yesterday, ran 430 miles and it took 20 gals even. (21.5 mpg) Mixed driving, highway 75-80/city, A/C on all the time. I usually get over 22+ mpg with most fill ups, but was out of town and had a few minutes of idle time during the trip which may have lead to a lower mpg this time around.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    MassTaco

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    I just got my best tank too - 428 miles, it took 18.6 gallons to fill for 23 mpg. This was a good mix of 70% highway, 30% city (driving in boston and rt1) with 100% A/C use.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    My best tank was 22.5, all highway but lots of stop and go traffic. I haven't ran a tank with the AC on yet thanks to our summer that hasn't yet arrived (Seattle) I figured I would see a nasty 3-4 MPG drop with AC on but you guys aren't seeing that at all ... is that normal for the 4.0 V6 ... very little if no drop with the AC on?

    EDIT: Also, I thought there were closer to 5 gallons left when the light came on. I've driven 40ish miles on the light and it still only took 18.5 to 18.75 to fill it up.
     
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