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Fuel Economy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by callsign, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Jun 19, 2007 at 1:15 PM
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    NomolosTRD

    NomolosTRD Well-Known Member

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    What ever the dealership puts in, nothing special.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2007 at 5:09 PM
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    flyman767

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    Actually, oil whether dino or synthetic doesn't wear-out. What does happen is the oil becomes contaminated with particulates and it's these particulates in the oil that can cause significant engine damage. Thats why it's critical to use a good high performance oil filter and change your oil to remove as many as these particulates as possible. If most of your miles are 'highway' and the truck is not been driven 'hard' then it's same to say most drivers can exceed the recommended 5000 miles mark before a oil change. However, if you make a lot of 'short drives' or drive on 'dusty-dirty' roads then 5000 miles may be a bit too long for dino oil. Toyota recommends 5000 miles as an average but mostly list 5000 for warranty certification purposes.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2007 at 5:22 PM
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    allan

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    Toyota Canada Page 13 of the Detail specification for 4x4 Automatic V6
    States 26mpg/ you must be an undercover rep for toyota.
    Go to the web and check (Canada)
     
  4. Jun 20, 2007 at 6:48 PM
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    coreyredken

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    North Georgia, Mount Airy
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    Okay guys... turns out this guy (allan) isn't a freak after all... check this out.. if you can figure it out..

    Go to Toyota.ca
    Pick English (unless you can read French) and look at the Tocoma and then to Specifications, scroll down till you see the Fuel Economy..... just take a long look...

    So, tell me what is going on there? Kinda Crazy eh?
     
  5. Jun 20, 2007 at 8:20 PM
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    allan

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    Thanks Coryredken

    And my truck really does have alot of wind noise, Ithought I'd try a Tacoma because I heard great reviews,but not so. My GMC Sierra has a much quieter ride and its 10 years old. I really was expecting more out of the toyota
     
  6. Jun 21, 2007 at 5:48 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Check this out, it is from the other thread that I linked at the begining of this thread...

    With almost an entire liter of extra fuel per "Gallon", I can see how they would say that a Tacoma would get better MP"G"...

    Thanks to Themaster for his insight.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2007 at 6:07 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Alright, maybe he's not crazy. I can't believe that they rate the mpg that high in Canada. I would probably be pissed too if my manual told me i would get mileage like that and was so far off. FYI allan, good mileage for your truck would be between 17-21mpg. with a combination of highway and city driving, while using the AC most of the time i get 17 to 18. On long trips that are just highway i get around 20. That is acceptable mileage for your truck.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2007 at 8:12 AM
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    flyman767

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    When I first viewed Toyota of Canada site and looked at the numbers, I said... this is one serious misprint; however, here's what I believe has happened:

    Canada gallons(Imperial) vs US gallons(US):

    1 Imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons

    Therefore;

    22 MPG in the US = 26.4 MPG in Canada

    This would explain the difference in the numbers and in my IMO is somewhat deceptive. However, these numbers are only realistic when you convert back to US from Imperial. Therefore, no Tacoma was advertised at 26MPG but rather only when Imperial gallons were used to make the calculation.



     
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