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Fuel economy

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by zeal, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    zeal

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    I figured I would just start a thread about fuel economy in the first generation tacomas. Personally I get 18-20 with mine. Go ahead and post your ideas/experiences on what works and what doesn't.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    ubermx5

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    25 to 30 MPG on my truck.
    When tires are filled to 5 under max. Align right.
    and I drive smoth and do not stop for 5 hours.

    but around town it more like 22 to 27
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    WOW!! I wish I got that. I about to do some maintnance and try to get my MPG's better. Right now im at 13mpg. It freaken blows!
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    on my 04 doublecab auto v6 4x4, im getting around 20/21 mpg, but im sure it will drop a hair due to the skid plates and sliders i just installed. im running synthetic in my motor/diffs/transfer case,i have the deck plate mod, and also a dynomax super turbo muffler, and that combo helped a good bit. and this is on winter gas, summer gas comes back, i may get a bit better than that......................my driving is mixed too, lots of interstate and high way driving, and a good bit of city driving too.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Im about to change my fuel filter and plugs, to see if that help me. But what else could be causing my shitty mileage?
     
  6. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    whats the air filter look like?? any cel lights?? maybe clean the maf sensor with some electronics cleaner. adj the air in the tires evenly.........................could be a number of things bro.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    Yeah, I know! thats what sucks.:)
    But I have a good air filter, clean MAF, and TB. So i geuss Im ganna try one thing at a time and see if it gets better.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    changing the fuel filter will definitely help man. how many miles on the plugs??
     
  9. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Im thinking almost 20K. last owner had them changed before I baught it. So I dont know what type of plugs are in it. But im putting Denso's in. Could the plug gap affect my mileage and cause a slight rough idle?
     
  10. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    indeed it could, if its not getting the right spark, especially if its trying to crank with too much fuel coming in. on the new plugs...set the gaps to .040 and see what happens bud.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    Will do! thanks man! Im ganna cross my fingers I hope those 2 things help.:)
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    well..................i'll cross my fingers for ya too!!!! add a bottle of techron to the gas tank too.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    Did that last fill up...:D
     
  14. Mar 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    good deal.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    For the Techron, double bottles work better. The guys over at Miata.net have been swearing buy that method once every 6 months.

    Also running 8 ox of water through a vacum line, like seafoam. should take 5 minutes to use this amount of water.....

    Also clean up the battery terminals helps. Mine has issues and after cleaning and fixthis, I got more life out of the truck.

    Also just removing all un needed dead weight helps.
     
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