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Fuel Gauge Reading

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by DanGer, Jul 3, 2009.

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How many miles on 1/2 tank

  1. 100-150

    61 vote(s)
    22.8%
  2. 150-200

    145 vote(s)
    54.3%
  3. 200-250

    52 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. 250-300

    9 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    As you most likely know, our (2nd gen tacoma owners) fuel gauges act pretty inconsistently. For example I usually get to the F line with 60 miles done on the tank. Then it plummets until about half, then slows way down until 1/4 when I usually fuel up again.

    Just for curiosity's sake, what is your typical mileage at 1/2 tank?
     
  2. jholland52

    jholland52 Well-Known Member

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    I usually average about 350 per tank... so i guess half i tank i get about 175.
     
  3. beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    it depends. I can always get atleast 200 on a half a tank. but the most ive had on a half i think is around 235 or so. and thats with mostly city driving
     
  4. moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    mine seems to go slow untill it shows a 1/2 tank, then the needle picks up the pace and goes down quiker.
     
  5. Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Go Vick ??? Go Birds !!!

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    right around 150 or so at half tank with the 4.0l .
     
  6. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    same here.... i usually average around 340ish a tank but am at about 200 at the 1/2 full mark
     
  7. gouge44

    gouge44 $DO WORK$

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    im usualy getting about 250 a tank, i can get about 60 with the 1st 1/4 and about 120ish for the half. my mileage blows!!!
     
  8. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    i think a better pole would be:

    What % of the avg. miles you get per tank are achieved by the time you get to half a tank?


    But this would require some math and then I think we would loose some members to either their heads blowing up or their computer (or their tv, dishwasher, vacuum, and lawnmower knowing some of you)
     
  9. gouge44

    gouge44 $DO WORK$

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    my head almost exploaded just trying to understand that :violent:
     
  10. neslerrah

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    I filled up yesterday. When I hit 1/2 tank, I will vote.
     
  11. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.

    Why do I get the impression that part of this was geared tward me???? :eek:
     
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    That depends if I'm doing "normal" highway driving where I can get 220 or in western texas where the speed limit is 80 then I get maybe 170 - 180 on half a tank :D
     
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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    not intentionally geared towards you... those were just some of the things that came to mind


    but now that i think about it... most of those stories involved you somehow:p
     
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    Anywhere from 135-180 depending on how I drive.
     
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    Yes....I had a bit ov Dejavue.....:eek:
     
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    I normally get from 90-100 miles per 1/4. I see about 200 miles at 1/2. Now after the 1/2 it seems i get less about 340 to the tank.
     
  18. rossk35

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    i normally see 150ish at 1/2 tank.
     
  19. Burgman

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    i usually get 200 on the top half and its all depends on how far i let the light stay on, havent had any problems putting 400 miles on 1 tank, my gauge seems pretty consistent on the most part, if i get more than 200 on the top half ill get over 20 mpg and if its around 180ish ill get 19 something
     
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    My head almost blew up just reading that! Oh. If someone's computer, tv, dishwasher, vacuum, or lawnmower is going to blow up please video it and post the vids. I'm interested in seeing all of that.:bored:
     
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