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500 miles?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gossamer, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Gossamer

    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    I drove 505 miles today and used two FULL tanks of gas. I have 2300 miles on my 2010 dbl cab OR. Does anyone think that seems like a lot of gas? I'm thinking it might be because I'm not fully broken in...just seems like it wasn't the best mileage. i was probably averaging around 70 mph most of the time...about 5-10 miles of in-town driving.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Yeah I can get close to 400 on one tank.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    there is no way on God's earth i can get close to 400 on one tank...i'd be walking at 275-290
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    My MPGs drop a shit ton when winter gas is out.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    depends on speed. honestly your best bet if you want good gas milage for anything is going 55 thats the spot. but yah when i go up to NC from FL. i get like 300 from 3/4 of a tank. Dont let it go past a 1/4
     
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    its a little low but not by much. on road trips I get around 320 max on a tank.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Gossamer

    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    i'm hoping some of it's due to the engine not being broken in all the way...i'm thinking of a small lift and soem bigger tires...we know what that means...chug chug chug chug
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    320 sounds good. I stay out of it most of the time though so Im normally around 380. When I had the stock tires I was a little over 400 though.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    what octane were you using...tell me more...you have voodoo in your truck
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    i've lost 2-3 mpg on the winter gas
     
  11. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    lol I use 85oct but im in CO at altitude so oct dosent really play into anything here. I have a manual and keep my rpms below 2k. so that means I can get to about 60mph in 6th. But going to work its a straight shot for me and no highway so I dont have to worrie about going 75mph.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    The worst I ever got on my 09 DC, OR was 280 on a tank (towing a Chevy Malibu on a trailer). I'm up to 18.5+ mpg overall.
    What other items might have effected your mileage?
    Mountains, head winds???

    Yuma Taco,
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    ok...i'm going to run a few tanks of 87 oct and see what happens...i know it will get better than with the 90 i've been running...that's easier to do than sacrifice a chicken and cast spells...:D
     
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    I usually get around 300 + a tank
     
  15. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    whats this winter gas everyones talking about? is it some different type in the winter or something? Ya i feel you on the gas mileage...i just got my truck 3 weeks ago and although im driving mostly city...i got like around 250 for a full tank. Its a huge difference especially since i came from a corolla :rolleyes:
     
  16. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    I've done 400+ on a tank with the 4.0 V6 and auto transmission and still had a decent amount of gas left. Probably could have done 450 but I didn't want to run it to empty. Mine's a Prerunner so that helps a little bit, at least as compared to a 4x4.

    I spent some time when it was new getting the shift points to happen at lower speeds (2nd gear at ~12mph, 3rd gear at ~20mph, 4th gear at ~24 mph, 5th gear at ~34mph) and it learned that as base behavior. For normal accelerating and driving I'm in 5th gear well before 40mph and then accelerate up to whatever speed I need without downshifting (if possible, if I need to go quickly for whatever reason then I'll punch it).

    For my truck, 10% ethanol is an instant 2mpg reduction. NC doesn't require posting ethanol stickers on pumps so I've polled stations and found an Exxon that uses 2% or less for all their deliveries. I go there whenever possible.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    When on the road, 400 plus miles on a tank of gas is typical for me. I'm thinking your mileage will improve as the engine breaks in.

    For what it's worth, I can get 23 MPG at 55 MPH but it drops off to 19 to 20 MPG when going over 70 MPH.
     
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