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?? for you veteran Taco drivers

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

  1. Mar 10, 2008 at 9:03 AM
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    nagelg

    nagelg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been driving big V-8 Fords for years, the last small engine stick I had was back when the starter was on the firewall and the choke was a pull-knob on the dash (just after the invention of fire :)). Here's my question: I drive a new 2.7 5-speed, at what RPM's do you guys find the best performance, mileage, ect? The big V-8's I'm used to ran well just under 2000 and I've been keeping my Taco at about 2000-2500, does this seem about right???

    Thanks, George
     
  2. Mar 10, 2008 at 11:01 AM
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    nagelg

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    Thanks Phantom, By the firewall I meant just above the gas pedal, on the floor :)

    What kinda mileage are you getting?
     
  3. Mar 10, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    I have the V6, 6Spd and I usually keep it around 2000-2500 as well. I can get 30mpg on flat stretches with little wind if I hold it around 60-65mph and around 2k RPMs. Of course, that never lasts long enough to affect the tank average as I run into a hill or something within a couple miles.

    You could always buy a scangauge and watch the instantaneous MPG readout to tell when you are getting the most! That would be easier and faster than trying different techniques for whole tanks at a time to see the average.
     
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