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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 24, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    freesample

    freesample Well-Known Member

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    Visors, Deflector, Husky Liners, too expsensive for good ones :(
    saying youre not an idiot and then looking at your avatar makes me laugh heh.. just to throw that in
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    ride a bike in the winter?!?!?! no way man! haha
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    JAG

    JAG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know exactly what you mean. I did that mod too. And when I did it, it seemed as if my MPG started suffering. I don't drive fast or take off fast. I really don't know too much about electrical though. Anyone got any ideas? For some reason I think that mod has something to do with it for some 05+ tacoma owners. :(
     
  4. Feb 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    Roland

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    My MPG's are in the crapper right now because of the winter gas and bad weather we've been having. Only 24.5 to 25 MPG vs the 28 I get in the summer. :annoyed:
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    freesample

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    you must only drive downhill in neutral
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    You're lucky you can even get that high. Most I've gotten is 20mpg, and my truck is 400 pounds lighter than yours.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    bwood_usmc

    bwood_usmc Wiskey Tango Foxtrot....

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    I get anywhere from 15 to 20.... i dont complain about that to much... but i am slowly learning my truck and how to drive it for best mpgs. I will the tell you the best way i have found to get better mpgs is to keep it below 2500 rpms
     
  8. Feb 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    I average about 22-23 mpg in the city. Between 24-27 when I hit the freeway. I go about 5 mph over the limit.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    Johnsono49

    Johnsono49 Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking at a few different posts about getting better gas millage now and someone said something abut ECO Systems Fuel Enhancement

    http://www.ecosystemsgroupsales.com/index.php

    and found a link for a news report on the topic through Spike.com of all places.

    http://www.spike.com/video/eco-systems-fuel/2951263

    It's a news report that's really informative and really convincing. Hope this helps anyone who's trying to get a little extra something out of there taco.

    -Johnsono49-
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Roland

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    According to the scanguage I get over 190MPG downhill in neutral on the highway. There are a few local hills steep enough to do that and maintain the speed limit+

    The 5 speed and scanguage to adjust my driving habits help a lot. May I suggest you keep your right foot further from the floor? ;)
     
  11. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    I programmed my scanguage so it can display the average MPG rather then the instant MPG. Got tired of seeing the numbers jumping back and forth.


    Just curious Roland, what gauges do you have displayed?
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    Delmarva

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    I'm going to have to play more with mine to do it... haven't found 'average' yet just instant.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    JAG

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    That's what she said!
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    Snyperx

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    I use to get about 17.4 mpg with mixed driving like clock work. This was with my lift and tires (265/75R16). I am now getting around 13 mpg. I have no idea what happened. I have checked tire pressures, air filter, changed gas, changed to synthetic oil on the entire truck nothing works. I am now looking at Seafoaming my truck at 53k. If anyone has an idea on how to get my gas mileage back PLEASE let me know.:frusty:
     
  15. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    ZonKs

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    I use the TRIP/CURRENT MPG. It helps alot with gas mileage. I average around 20MPG with mostly freeway driving. I have found that staying at 70MPH is good for mileage.

    Mostly street driving is around 15-16MPG
     
  16. Feb 24, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Janster

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    Same here..... I have it setup to calculate Average MPG for each tank that I fillup. I usually double check by calculating it manually. It's been pretty accurate.

    Delmarva - the Average is an Xgauge you have to setup yourself.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    If you go to TRIP then CURRENT MPG, it displays your real-time miles per gallon. Then when you fill up you can switch to
    TANK MPG which tells you your average MPG for the entire tank.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    Roland

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    MPG is always up but I vary the others. I like TPS, RPM and MPH(especially if Nancy's driving) LOD and FAI are also often up depending on my mood.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Yeah I love seeing my passenger's faces when they see 187MPG on the display :D :laugh:

    OT, Adjusting the right foot has helped my ##'s immensely!
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    JAG

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    There is some real interesting data. Keep it coming! :typing:
     
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