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Gas Mileage: 400+ per tank - Good?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ShaneHD, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    wow, im jealous..Most of the time I cant go over 200 miles in a tank before fill up.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    just did my first oil change last weekend since i got my truck and have had an INCREDIBLE improvement in mpg. I was gettin around 17mpg before, and now I'm at half a tank left and 205mi on the trip. thats 22.7mpg!!!

    i hope i can make it to 400 this tank, and every one there after
     
  3. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    i just got my taco last friday and have put roughly 270 miles on it and i'm at about 1/8 tank left... so i'm looking at 300 miles at best.

    my guess would also be that the dealership doesn't use high quality gas? but i could be wrong. wither way, i only buy chevron, so tomorrow when i fill up i look forward to doing the math on a full tank of chevron to get more accurate numbers.

    that being said, i would LOVE to hit 400 in this thing... I look forward to some mods to help me get there.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Best tank I have gotten was 406 and that came out to 23mpg. Gotta love my 4 banger!
     
  5. Apr 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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  6. Apr 25, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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  7. Apr 25, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    I get over 22 easily with my '01.

    I don't have any need to run the tank dry as the only thing you'll do is let the fuel pump, that is missing the cooling of the surrounding gas, get hot and possibly lead to early failure.

    I get gas when I need it. It's that simple.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    Precisely. I have 1000lbs+ worth of tools in the bed of my truck at all times. I do short trips mostly in city, stop and go. And I have lead foot mod :(

    Said that I get 200-220miles per tank IF I am lucky :(
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Well I broke my old record last month, I got 429.2 miles on a tank. It took 20.851 gallons to refill (20.584 mpg), so I wont be breaking that record until they switch to summer gas (when I get 23.5 to 24.5 mpg). The light came on at 353.7 and I figured I could make 1 more trip, and I did with 0.249 gallons to spare (5 gallons of just in case gas always in the back). 70 mile round trip commute on hilly freeway cruise control set at 70 to 75 mph 60 miles of the trip.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. May 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    Just a newbie here. Have a 2012 Prerunner that I babied for the first 500 miles (from the old school) My first fill-up I averaged 21.853 MPG, my second fill-up I got 22.891 MPG, and I am still working on the third tank. Getting 400 (+) on a tank is not difficult - just keep your foot out of the throttle-body and the RPMs at <2,000. Changed oil at 535 miles and installed my Fumoto valve - I don't know who the behemouth was who put the filter on my engine at the factory but that guy has been working out ALOT! I like to never got the sucker off.

    Still trying to compete with my bride and her 2006 Prius (she is getting 53 + on the road and more that 47 in town). Now, if I could just get that level of economy out of my Taco . . .
     
  11. May 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    If you drive by the fuel gauge and want to how far you can go on a tank, next time you fill up, stop pumping when the pump shuts off (don't top off). Drive until your fuel gauge covers the first quarter mark completely and fill up again, stopping when the pump shuts off. Again, drive until the needle covers the half tank mark and fill up (don't top off). Repeat this one more time, refueling when the needle covers the three quarter mark. you now will have a good ballpark guesstimate of how far you can go on each quarter tank. You will be surprised at how far that first quarter will take you, and how little distance you can get out of the last quarter. This information will help you estimate how far the remaining fuel will take you so you can better gauge when to start looking for a gas station. Your driving habits will influence all these guestimates. However if you follow the above procedure and drive like there is a raw egg between your foot and the accellerator, you will have a good idea of the maximum distances you can travel on each portion of a tank. See you on the Square!
     
  12. May 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    this doesnt really count as a mod but i figured id say in this section that ill put up some pics of my truck after it gets fixed. some guy decided to turn into me and ruined the whole passenger side. truck is so tough the window and locks and door still work fine.
    I calculate both. but honestly it doesnt matter. and im jealous. i have an 03 with a 3.4 and on all my trips across country i set the cruise at 60-65 and no matter what i only get roughly 300 per tank. i found i get the best gas mileage with shell gas. and when the temp outside is over 70. my truck has been around ft hood for most of its life though so i guess it likes the heat.
     
  13. May 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    Running around with little gas in the tank is only going to shorten the life of the fuel pump.
    The fuel pump needs the cooling of the gas to keep from over-heating.
     
  14. May 8, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    Sheeeeeit, i'm lucky to get 300 per tank :anonymous:
     
  15. May 8, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    this doesnt really count as a mod but i figured id say in this section that ill put up some pics of my truck after it gets fixed. some guy decided to turn into me and ruined the whole passenger side. truck is so tough the window and locks and door still work fine.
    has anyone noticed an increase in gas mileage with a little weight in the bed? i spent a few days hauling my gear back and forth to work which is a all highway and mileage increased for those days
     
  16. May 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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    My gas light comes on right around 260 miles and I drive very conservatively...
     
  17. May 17, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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  18. May 17, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    I have the same truck and get around 320 as well. I had a 09 plain PreRunner v6 before this one and was hitting 400 every time. I don't get it, but according to fuelly, I am getting decent mileage. Never tracked it in the 09.
     
  19. May 17, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    The filter thing is common. I had to get a pipe wrench and basically broke mine apart getting it off.
     
  20. May 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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