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Are you getting bad MPG?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by JAG, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. I get good MPG!!

    27.7%
  2. My MPG sucks!

    38.8%
  3. My Tacoma is Stock.

    38.1%
  4. I have a heavy foot on the gas accelerator!

    21.0%
  5. I have the fog light mod running through the ECU relay.

    3.9%
  6. I have added bolt on after market parts.

    15.2%
  7. My Tacoma is lifted?

    19.4%
  8. Who gives a crap????

    14.3%
  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    JAG

    JAG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple ideas (which could be totally wrong) why I think some of us tacoma guys are not getting very good miles per gallon whether whatever season. :( I do realize that the winter gas is a different mixture ratio and it does affect your MPG, but doesn't it still seem some of us guys or gals sometimes get lame mileage .

    We can start a poll and see some statistical data for it. I am not sure how this will turn out, but it will be interesting.

    Please help out and take the poll. :rolleyes:


    Edit: Please add your bolt on aftermarket parts if you choose that option
     
  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    vtragweed

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    ride a bike till winter gas is out
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Wait until the spring - gas mixtures will change and gas mileages will change also.

    Surely, I'm getting worse mpg this winter than in the summer. These trucks don't like the cold weather (atleast mine doesn't). I've noticed changes in MPG (according to my scangauge) that when the temps are warmer (up in 50's), the gas mileage gets better than when its in the 20's. And I'm not necessarily changing my habits or driving differently.

    Gas mixtures are different in the winter because gas (in general) isn't as volatile in cold weather and doesn't ignite as easy/fast. They put additives in the gas to help it ignite....
    In warmer weather, those additives are not needed because gas is volatile and ignites easier without those additives.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    Okkine

    Okkine Well-Known Member

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    I'm not quite getting the same mileage as what it's rated (rated at 10.5 L/100 KM), ad I'm getting 11.5-12. That said, I live in a fairly hilly city with lots of stop 'n go traffic, and we're still using the winter gas blend here, so I expect it to pick up to about it's rated mileage in the spring.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    JAG

    JAG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Are your last figures converted to Miles per gallons or Kilometers per/L?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    buyobuyo

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    My mileage is so-so. Life time average since I started tracking it (feb 08) is 19.6 MPG with a general trend up. My best tank ever was 23.6 and my worst was 14.9. All city driving usually gets me 17-20 and hwy/city usually gets me 20-22.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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  8. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Khaos

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    Light foot mod saves gas.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    im getting shitty gas mileage lately...but then again theres winter blends, and ive been doing almost 100% city driving - 2 miles to and from work and thats it.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    redmarble

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    Gas mileage is better than my bimmer, which also is a V6.
     
  11. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    jvand678

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  12. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    surfsupl

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    My truck has not let me down since day 1...................mpg depends so much on driving conditions,climate,octane,tire condition,clean filters,wind,weight,4x4/4x2,a heavy foot,etc.............
     
  13. Feb 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I've got a heavy foot. Sometimes I get good gas mileage, other times not so good.


    I've gotten between 12 and 21 MPG's.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    Okkine

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    Liters per 100 Km. The Canadain site rates it at 22.4 miles / US Gallon (once converted), I've been getting about 20.5 miles per gallon (I usually do the conversion, but I was slack'n off at work :D ). I don't drive too aggressively, but I don't granny it either.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    Okkine

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    Don't forget that short trips like that tend to get worse mileage, as the engine doesn't have a chance to really warm up.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:17 AM
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    Delmarva

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  17. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:28 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Oh, and I average 22 mpg :thumbsup:
     
  18. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    freesample

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    Visors, Deflector, Husky Liners, too expsensive for good ones :(
    i get crap mpg..cause its a truck...so i'm trying to trade it for a car pretty soon
     
  19. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    Joe B

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    Winter blend gas and warmups have me at about 16.5-17 combo city and hwy.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Wait wait wait... What does the Fog Light mod have to do w/ it??? My mileage isn't great, and I drive like an old lady, but I did the fog light mod. I'm not a complete idiot when it comes to cars, but I really don't know much about the electrical system, either....
     
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