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Gas Guage needle drops fast

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joe B, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 21, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    Joe B

    Joe B [OP] Well-Known Member

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    With winter blend gas,warmups and a little,very little playing with the SC,I'm getting about 16.5-17 MPG combo city and hwy driving.
    I would think I'll get maybe another 1-1.5 MPG when the weather warms up.
    I notice the fuel gauge needle drops from full to half pretty fast.Like in a 125 miles.
    Just looks like I'm burning more gas than I am.
    Anybody else feel the needle drops from full pretty fast?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    sammy

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  3. Feb 21, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    freesample

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    yes i also find that
     
  4. Feb 21, 2009 at 9:15 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    I find mine is pretty steady. I only drive about 10 miles a day locally during the week though.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Jester243

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    yeah mine is running 14-15 mpg lately in the city, I hate winter blend and cold temps. I want spring dammit!!
     
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