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Fuel economy on 02 Tacoma - why is it going south

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by foxxtrot, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Mar 18, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    foxxtrot

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    Typically I get 100 mpg per quarter tank (400 miles total). Since about December I get about 70 or less???

    I am getting an oil change tomorrow, but what gives with the fuel economy ? Any ideas, appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    could just be winter gas, but you may be due a new fuel filter, also check your tire pressure, etc.! first things that came to mind.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    Roland

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    My bet would also be winter gas for a first guess. Between the lower energy fuel and the longer warm up time I lose 2.5 to 3 MPG.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    danteisme

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    tire pressures is a big one in the winter to watch out for. it sneaks up on ya
     
  5. Mar 18, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    definitely!!
     
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