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Fuel Millage Problem

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by floger70, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    floger70

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    okay ive been doing some research and by the sounds of things im wayyyyy to low on the mpg thing.

    heres my truck

    2000 4 cyl 5 speed 4x4 from california with those emission things ( i live in nova scotia)

    regular cab short box

    4.30 gears stock

    has 3 inch suspension lift, 33" x12.5 tires.
    no deckplate mod or anything.

    brand new iridium plugs,
    i run supreme gas through it

    ive tried seafoam engine cleaner which usually works for me.
    ive tried fuel injector cleaner
    ive tried octane booster

    i always run 5w30 mobil 1 full sythetic oil every 3000 miles
    fresh rear end fluids
    brand new air filter
    two new 02 sensors

    has a magnaflow muffler

    im getting about 225 miles to a full tank of supreme fuel all highway at about 70mph and it seems to work very good to. not struggling at all.

    please let me know its killing me. just seems like its burning A LOT of fuel for a 4 banger. my turbo 6 cyl skyline gets wayyyy better mileage and is a lot more fun lol but not so much in the snow and want to get this figured out before snowfall if i can.

    i have a new fuel filter im going to put on tomorrow to see if that helps

    thanks
    brett
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    I would suggest regearing your truck, I'm pretty sure the 4cylinders come with 30" tires stock? your up 3 sizes so this might be why its eating all your gas up.

    - Rich
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    X2! Plus you're on a 3 inch lift.....that will kill MPG's too.

    The best thing I can personally suggest is try to watch your driving habits as much as possible if not already. Slow acceleration, stop heavy braking, more coasting in, less speeding, etc, etc.
    You also said you change your mobil 1 every 3000 miles, you can go a lot longer on the interval. Most guys usually change it at 5000 miles, that should help save you some money too. Just make sure you use a good quality filter, Mobil 1 filters are good.

    Hope that helps.....
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

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    Yeah more tire and weight equals less miles to a tank. I would down size on the tires if you can't do gears and on the budget. I'm going to also say its hard on your tranny as well.

    - Rich
     
  5. Oct 8, 2010 at 2:13 AM
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    i thought this aswell but i had 31" tires on the truck all last year and it wasnt any better on fuel. the gearing is the 4:30 gears and i mean i drive an hour each way to school everyday and it was getting the same fuel mileage last yea as this year. like i said i dont have to downshift or work the truck that hard to get it to go up hills and stuff it pulls hard but just seems to chew threw the gas really bad. the truck also has 135000 miles on it. it doesnt smoke or burn any oil or anything what so ever so i know the motor is a strong motor.

    are there any mods or anything else i should try to do before getting into anything like regearing and things like that? i dont really wanna regear because it reves high enough now on the highway even with the 33"s i wouldnt want anything higher and anything lower i would definatly need to downshift for the bad hills and such.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2010 at 2:14 AM
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    You don't tell us what your MPG is.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2010 at 2:48 AM
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    i dont know how to get it haha. i live in nova scotia and everything is in litres and my truck is in miles. how many gallons do these trucks hold? it cost me about 62 bucks with supreme fuel and i get about 225 miles
     
  8. Oct 8, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    so i think i might have one solution to help the problem. i have a few exhaust leaks and i got a check engine code. the code is basically saying its not running as efficient as it should be. i replaced both o2 sensors already but i think my cat might have some stuff in it and be clogged up. i looked the code up and thats what people are saying to change is the cat. im going to pull the exhaust down today and fix the leaks and see if i can do anything with the cat along with that fuel filter and letcha know
     
  9. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    OK, 1 liter = 1.06 quarts. So either divide your liters by 3.7854, or multiply your liters by .264172 (either way!)
    For example, if you used 25 liters (25 x .264172) = 6.6 gallons.
    Sorry, I'm a Science teacher! Good luck.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    That is low. I just made a trip to cape breton and back in my '04 2.7 auto and got about 19.5 mpg. (320 miles to a the tank, 62ish litres to fill) I was cruising at about 110km/h the whole time and I'm lifted 2.5" with 285/75/16s
    And dont bother with supreme, it isnt going to make any difference. Toyota recommends regular 87 in the taco.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    you should have 225/75/15s on it stock. and you can get 18 gallons in the tank
     
  12. Oct 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    oh and i agree with snoman. those motors are built with low compression so you should run 87 octaine in it for gas.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Also, "I'm getting so and so miles to a tank," is not really clear. I doubt you are running the tank to empty. Write down your odo and the amount of fuel you put in. Also realize that your speedo is probably off due to the tire size difference so that plays a role as well.

    And finally my advice for all fuel mileage threads-"Just enjoy the drive." It is amazing the amount of people that are worried about fuel mileage and yet they still purchased a Tacoma and not a Prius.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Quit running "supreme" fuel. Make sure your tires are propperly aired up, and do some math. Miles driven/gallons used = MPG. Your truck came from the factory with the 31" tires, so you should be getting abhout 18 to 19 MPG with your set up.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    That size tire sounds more like it's for a 2.4L tacoma...not the 2.7L.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    did some math and made sure all the tires are up to par at 34 psi. still getting 13 mpg. again not driving it hard or wheeling. thats all highway driving and keeping it around 70mph. not revving it past 3200 when shifting at the most and it is staying around 2800 on the highway at 70mph ish. it pulls good and gets horible gas mileage. ill try switching back to regular and put some different plugs in it. see if that helps.

    also here is some new additions to it:

    pace setter header and no more exhuast leaks.

    sounds way better and has more power but still didnt even make a lick of difference on the mpg at all.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    do you have the 2.7? look inside the drivers side door, theirs a sticker that says 225/75/15.
    i know this for a fact, im not retarded
     
  18. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    Nope... smaller ;)

    We get 205 75 R15s
     
  19. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:04 AM
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    i have the 2.7 in my truck but im not going back to a dinky tire like that and i know you guys are gonna say quit complaining about it if i wont but i just know its possible to get better mileage then this with my 33s regardless. still running stock gearing btw with 4:30 gears
     
  20. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    lol, I was just guessing at the size.

    Yea, I have the 2.7, and yes, you are right. The sticker does say 225/75/15.

    I checked the numbers several times, and it comes out to a 28.29 inch tire. If the trucks come with 31's from the factory, why would the sticker say something different?
     
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