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Bad mpg

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bmerr222, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    bagleboy

    bagleboy Well-Known Member

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    Wheel bearings, carrier bearing, diff, u-joints? Lots of parts can add drag but not throw codes. Heavy tires and wheels can wear bearings faster.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    E-brake pushed in enough to drag but not enough set on the dash light? yikes thats bad
     
  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:03 PM
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    cleats50

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    7? Are you positive? Not questioning your math but that's absurd.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    Sharpish

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    How loud is that thing without a muffler?

    I'm guessing something is dragging. Rear drum maybe? They can build a ton of heat and it's not as obvious as a dragging rotor.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    Thatnoobguy

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    2010 4 banger huh? These were known to have the piston return springs go back since it works a bit harder then a 6 cylinder, and with those tires/lift it's working even harder. If not maybe the flux capacitor, those are cheap at napa
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:45 AM
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    beetlevegas

    beetlevegas You are no Vader. You are just a child in a mask!

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    I have the same setup as u and get about 13-14. I dropped to about 7-8 and I cleaned my air filter and my Throttlebody. Cleaned the opening. It was really dirty. I also can two half tanks with 91 and Lucas fuel injector cleaner. I am back up to 14 mpg. Getting about 250 miles a tank.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    Bmerr222

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    I changed wheel barring recently. And it’s a v6 not 4 banger
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    MAG GRY TACO15

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    are you just driving around in 4wd all the time and you don't know it? I had a 4runner that sometimes would still be in 4wd even when the light went off.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    txtr_customs

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    wow... i thought my 12-13 was bad.... I wish I had some advice but it looks like everyone else has covered it... including all the sarcastic remarks... good luck
     
  10. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    blackschwartz

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    I'm getting 13-7 mpg and I replaced the entire suspension and steering system( except steering rack) along with the new 33" tires and 16" rims. So I don't think it's a steering or suspension issue I think it's tires and rims. Each one of my tires weighs 100lbs and I bought 6 due to going crazy off-road. So a total of 600lbs extra. The only thing I didn't replace is the gears. I think it's gears. Based on my truck. If you find something else let me know that way I can get better gas mileage too
     
  11. Mar 18, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    My last fill up was 17.2mpg which was a surprise.

    My wheels/tires weigh 80lbs a piece.

    I’m sure your extra rotational mass has an effective.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019 at 6:44 PM
  12. Mar 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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  13. Mar 18, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    My 3" on 285 w/ 6 spped is at 12mpg I live at 10k elevation.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    Tomshouse516

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    ive been clocking my truck since installing 33x12.5's

    15-17mpg (corrected mileage for tires size) that last three tanks mixed highway and city.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    revtune

    revtune Dreaming of a 4.7 Tacoma

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    5100’s front and rear front set on top notch with trd sport coils toytec add a leaf with one inch block 17x9 Matte Black Rockstar 2 Wheels 295/70/17 hankook atm AFE Stage 2 si with volant scoop Spc upper control arms Undercover bed cap 4.30 gears
    7 seems extra bad, even for a Manual. Something is definitely happening. I’ve got a 3 inch lift with 295/70/17 AT tires and 4.30 gears. I get 14-16 mpg (rarely 16) I don’t really have any suggestions other than the ones already posted. Maybe it’s time to bite the bullet and find an independent toyota pro in your area.
     

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