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Gas mileage question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bagster, May 31, 2010.

  1. May 31, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    bagster

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    Back in the old days, it was considered pointless to check a vehicle's gas mileage until you had at least 5000 miles on the odometer. Reason being, you had to break your car in, give the engine a chance to limber up, or whatever.
    Seems like there was a grain of truth to that, but what about today's vehicles? Could you expect to see an improvement in mileage after say 5000 miles, or would it be the same as checking after your first fill-up?
     
  2. May 31, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    Kazz

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    I am just hitting 5000Km so roughly 3000mi. I have check the mileage from day 1 and besides the change from winter gas to summer I have not really seen much difference. If I did the math correct and did my conversion to US gals correct, I'm get 17-18mi/gal city( summer gas). I hope you are correct and it does improve somewhat but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  3. May 31, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Yes it definently makes a difference. I have never had a new vehivle but when my neighbors diesel broke in at 70,000 miles he gained 6 mpg's
     
  4. May 31, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Janster

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    You can check it whenever you want. Sure, the mileage might improve but probably not enough to notice with all the other variations in driving style & habits.

    I think most importantly, you check it regularly and take notice to irregular mileage based on history. It's a maintenance thing.
     
  5. May 31, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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