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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Superx2, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Superx2

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    when does the mpg increase? i have 1300 or so miles on it and the best ive gotten was 15. when shoould the dealership change the oil? i always thought that it was after 500-1000 miles. but what do i know?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    The milage will increase when you drive more like a old lady.

    we all know with that nice new truck you are not lightly pressing the skinny petal.

    They will change the oil at the first recommended maintenance, 5000 i think???

    If you are concerned about doing the first oil change early,

    im sure they will be happy to do what ever you will pay for.

    For example, i do oil / filter changes, tire rotations every 5000.

    that way its easy to know when im due : 5k,10k,15k,etc
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    On my 09 4x4 spd dc, first tank barely made 300 miles. I didn't get better mileage until about after the first oil change (5K+ miles).
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    There are other thread on this, keep the rpm's 2K and below and you will get 18-20 mpg. The jack rabbit starts will keep you at 15 mpg.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    I'm not too happy with my mileage either. Yesterday I inflated the tires to 40psi. Hope that helps. And when I add bigger tires, mpg could get worse.

    I kick myself in the ass sometimes, I got rid of my Chevy 3500 Dually 6.6 Diesel to get this little truck. (Dually got 18+ mpg. and could tow, haul or drag anything)
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Leggo

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    How much for Diesel fuel these days? When it warms up a bit, things will get better. The Chevy is a bull, but I think it is a bigger money drain as well.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Like with everything there are Pros and Cons.

    Big truck in little parking lots suck. And diesel cost more now (didn't use to) But cost per mile is better.

    You know Toyota has a diesel engine opt. --- Not in the US. That thing would be bad ass. It should get in the upper 20's mpg with a 4 cyl oil burner.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    ive heard that when the weather warms up it should get better. cant wait for it to warm up soon.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    yes winter gas is different than summer gas. emissions and such. I get terrible winter mileage, but it goes up with summer. Now i'm lucky if i can get 300 on a tank.
     
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