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Gas milage/power help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bgdeer1, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    bgdeer1

    bgdeer1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I realized today that my truck seems a little weak, i was driving on the highway, kind of windy, my truck didnt have much power. I really had to punch it to get up to speed. Trying to hold 75mph was a struggle, i also noticed today my gas seems to be dropping very fast for some reason. I had about 110 miles on this gas tank and i was at half.. Normally, im around 150-170 miles on a half tank of gas... Does anyone have the same issue or no what my problem could be?

    I considered my spark plugs/wires could be bad, could that be the problem?

    mods- k&n airfilter, 265 a/t tires, if that matters

    Thanks for the help ahead of time, Ken
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    a dirty fuel filter will give you those described conditions.
    easy to replace too!
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    shitroc

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    bad gas maybe
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    Kelsey

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    How did I know shitroc would suggest bad gas? His signature, maybe?
    You didn't mention your mileage (on the odometer). I'd check/change the air and fuel filters, clean the MAF, and make sure there's no broken or loose vacuum lines. May be time for a good tune up.
    Was this a sudden thing?
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 2:29 AM
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    Stout890

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    iv been noticing the same thing, about 110 miles to half a tank and lucky if i get 240 a tank. it calculating to around 14mpg. and i have a 4cyl.

    what engine does the op have? and i have pretty much the same mods as the OP also cept i got 31's but thats damn near the same too
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:03 AM
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    brians05taco

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    it called a head wind, u will burn more gas running against the wind as well as lose power
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    MacGyvR

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    the wind will absolutely destroy your MPG. I drove from phoenix to tucson in a huge thunderstorm (a little over a hundred miles) and it took damn close to half a tank to get there. My problem came from having a 4spd v6 though, the head wind kept me at like 3krpm for most of the trip unless I was going considerably slower than 75.

    Monitor the situation for another tank or so. I bet it will return to normal.
     
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