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Does anyone know how much gas the 4.0 uses while idling?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BogHootTaco, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    BogHootTaco

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    Curious to see if anyone has figured it out yet.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    I dont have that much time on my hands.

    But recent consumer reports prevail that most vehicles use aproximately a 1/4 mile worth of fuel at an avg stop light. Take it for what it's worth.

    Oh, Also they say avoid drive throughs, and try to reroute yourself for right turns only LOL. If only my daily life and requirements were soo predictible that I could plan everything around fuel consumption...:eek:
     
  3. Jul 10, 2008 at 9:00 PM
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    TengoTaco

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    Ok so i'm going to attempt to do the math


    .25 (x) = 18mpg.
    1/72 of a gallon of gas sitting at an average light.
    1 divided by 72 is about .013 then multiply that by an average gallon of gas. 4.60 x .013 = .059

    So for the light it is costing us
    about 1.3 percent of a gallon
    and almost 6 cents!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    allrsdup

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    i cant even believ this is a thread..
     
  5. Jul 11, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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  6. Jul 11, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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  7. Jul 11, 2008 at 10:59 PM
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    Marioso

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    was it killing you to ask this question? haha ive only wondered how much gas is used when starting ur car
     
  8. Jul 12, 2008 at 4:36 AM
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    HardCase

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