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Are you getting bad MPG?

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

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Click on all that apply to your Tacoma.

  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. WhiteMud

    WhiteMud Well-Known Member

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  2. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Check the sig. I was doing better but recently I seem to enjoy getting into the skinny pedal.
     
  3. Crosis

    Crosis Well-Known Member

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    I average 18 mpg in my Taco. The sad part is I average 24 mpg in my Corvette and I have a heavy foot.
     
  4. worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

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    Imperial gallons correct?
     
  5. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    A Vette is an aerodynamically correct vehicle, and HP to weight is much better as well.
     
  6. Nmwill

    Nmwill Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting 20-22. 2010 access cab trd 4x4 6spd. Ultra gauge and Grandma pedal FTW
     
  7. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    You don't use the gauge to check mileage.

    Fill the tank to the top.
    Reset your trip odometer to 0

    Drive it a while.

    Fill the tank to the top, divide the number on the odometer by the number on the pump. That's your MPG.
     
  8. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    I can never afford to top off, that's the problem. If I could go by the half mark on my gauge, that's what I'd do, but it doesn't work. :D
     
  9. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Use Fuelly. Tracks odometer, gallons added, and price per gallon. It'll give you your mpg if you add 1/2 gal, or 16 gallons.
     
  10. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Oh cool, I'm gonna use that. Thanks! :D
     
  11. EODTRD

    EODTRD Well-Known Member

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    I've been averaging 19-20 mpg, however towing a truck to VA netted me 12 mpg.
     
  12. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    How do you get the fuelly thing to show up in your sig like you did? They got a special code? I tried just putting the like in there to my truck's page, but no bueno.
     
  13. YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Create an account (I assume you did), log in, go down under the "log book" entries and look for the little yellow shield, click the shield and then cut and paste the code.
     
  14. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Ah, okay! I'm guessing now that it won't let me just because I haven't fueled up. Said there's no log book becaue I haven't fueled up. I'll do that later when I get the Taco from the inspection station, I guess. :D
     
  15. EDJY

    EDJY Well-Known Member

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    ~17 towing a 3 quad trailer loaded and a load in the bed to Oregon and back (lots of hills and took 101 so lots of slowing down)

    No grandma driving here! and I live in a really hilly area

    2.5 inch lift
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    265/70/16 (bigger tires as soon as these damn Michelins wear out which apparently is never)
     
  16. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    No it won't.

    Fuelly doesn't do anything other than what I described.
    If you never fill your tank, you will never get an accurate MPG result.


    And Fenwick... there's no difference in whether you pump 3 gallons 4 times a month or pump 12 gallons once... you've still spent $48.
    And honestly, NOT filling the tank when your gauge doesn't work isn't very smart unless you never drive farther from home than you can push your truck.
    You don't know how much is in there, and you don't know how much you are using.
     
  17. mikebuyscars

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    same exact mileage as my 99 4Runner. Luckily I didn't buy it for the gas mileage.
     
  18. mr2mki

    mr2mki Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he means he doesn't have $48?
     
  19. bullaculla

    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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    just filled up today. 4x4 lifted and running duratracs, still getting 20mpg. Not bad for living on a rock :D
     
  20. talofox

    talofox Northwest Member

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    I get like 240 miles on a tank til the light comes on. Pretty crappy, but 80% of my driving is on the highway at 75-80 mph.



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