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Gas milage is decent...but

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Taco Tanner, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Taco Tanner

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    any ideas on how to improve it???
    just bought an 03 Tacoma..
     
  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    Andrew H

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    I'd start by asking a question in the appropriate forum. Then I'd answer you by asking you what size tires/lift you're running and what your driving habits are.

    edit - you're running 33s with a 3" lift. Thats probably why. And that heavy looking grill guard/winch you have as well.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    i dont know if a tacoma can get good gas mileage.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    its his first post - he'll learn.

    BUT tacomas dont get the greatest gas millage. we're kinda screwed on that. Proper tire inflation, light throttle pressure at take off's and in general will help..
     
  5. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    I know it was his first post. And he'll learn when people inform him.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Take it easy on him, you use to be in his shoes too. Well maybe be a little lighter on your gas pedal foot. I have had to be that way, its hard to do I know. These guys are the best, you'll get some great info here, your in the right place.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    :wave: Welcome to the site.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Congrats on the new purchase! How many miles does the truck have on it? Depending on the mileage you might want to get new plugs, or give it a good treatment of seafoam just to clear up an carbon build up or gunk that might be on the injectors. What mileage are you getting now?
     
  9. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Why is everyone so sensitive. All I said was "I'd start by asking a question in the appropriate forum...", then I went on to answer his question for him.

    Then I'm told he'll learn and to take it easy on him cause I used to be in his shoes (from someone who's been a member for two months)? Of course he'll learn, I just told him. Wheres the harm in that?

    Welcome to the site and have fun with your new truck.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    If they're thinking what i am - we're stating there are nicer ways to inform people. No sense scaring away the noobs. :cool:
     
  11. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    it must have been your tone
     
  12. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    yah. its coo don't sweat it.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    x2
     
  14. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    You're right thats so intimidating. If you have a problem with the way I answered his question after informing him to post in the correct forum then message me.

    OP - I didn't mean to hurt your feelings the way it obviously hurt others. Tone is hard to determine on this. Meant nothing negative.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    just dont type so rough:p
     
  16. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    Haha. I'm not a cyber-bully I swear!
     
  17. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    haha all i said is "its his first post - he'll learn"

    Dunno where the problem is.

    This is the OP's first thread - he's gonna think we're jackasses :p
     
  18. Apr 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    [​IMG]let me think
     
  19. Apr 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Your cruising speed is probably the biggest factor, if you do a lot of highway. My Scangauge tells me every 5mph above 50 mph, cuts mileage by about 1mpg.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    It just hit 120,000. im gettin about 15-17 mpg city. i also did some wheelin so im probably gettin about 17. yea i just did a full tune up it helped. but as long as i take it easy the milage isnt too bad.
     
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