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Fuel Economy Tuning: new member

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by IMISSTHEHILUX, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Dec 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM


    Dec 30, 2012
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    97 2wd tacoma 2.4 4cyl
    What's a Mod?
    I'm new here. Hi.

    I just let go of my 1988 22R stick 2wd Toyo for a 1997 2.4 automatic Tacoma. The '88 got 22mpg city driving in the winter - the '97 gets a whole 18mpg. I have not yet taken it out on a flat land road trip to count highway miles.

    Compression is 200-185-190-190. Haynes book says 178 psi is standard and 127 permissible minimum.

    What I've done: plugs; cap; rotor; wires; fuel filter (it was the original); r/r cracked exh. manifold; front 02 sensor; checked and cleaned EGR; r/r air filter(disposable) and checked that my bad cat is at least not clogged.

    I also ran Seafoam down a center vacuum line.

    My only code is P0420-cat efficiency below specs. Since the thing does not smell like it's running rich, I'm gonna ignore the code until I get my MPG's up.

    I have not yet put in a racing air filter. And someone before me tore out the charcoal secondary filter.

    Can anyone add to my lack of wisdom? Thaaanxxx, dan
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