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Gas Mileage vs Weather Changes

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by sabre170, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    Yes.

    You must have a lot of extra money if you don't care.:boink:

    Most guys like to pay attention to their cars.
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    Time to switch to the Prius for the winter months.
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    45 mpg easy is so crazy to see
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    +1. Getting average 55mpg and commuting in a vehicle you don't care about & requires minimal maintenance is dreamy.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    When it went from the 90's to the 70's my milage went up. Guess it was because the a/c wasn't on for a few daysScreenshot_2019-11-08-20-22-04.jpg
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    It's not about money, just that there's a lot of things in life to care about, whether I get 18mpg or 21mpg with my Tacoma isn't one of them.

    Like most guys I do pay attention to my cars, just not so much what fuel mileage they get.

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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    I ran 40psi cold in my E rated KO2s
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    I'm not sure how anyone could not notice a 3-4 MPG drop in fuel economy. It's not a matter of whether or not you care (although you should). It's just a matter of being aware of what's going on with your vehicle.

    It's really not hard. It's basic math. I usually figure it out in my head while I'm driving.
     
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  9. Nov 9, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    A richer fuel mixture allows the engine to start and run properly when cold. In a cold engine gasoline doesn't vaporize well and tends to condense on cold engine parts. Cold weather prolongs the process, it simply takes more time for the engine to reach operating temperature where it runs most efficiently.

    Same reason carbureted engines have a choke for cold starting and many older EFI engines have an extra cold start injector.
     
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    People didn't even read what I wrote. Here I will simplify:

    Why does it happen in the fall when temperature goes UP?
     
  12. Nov 9, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    I need to make a mileage run in the Tacoma to see how it performs. Typically, in some of my other cars, I've seen the best mileage on a cool crisp November morning. The fuel says the same temperature from the initial fill up to the return trip fill up. I fill up at the same station and pump at the start and end of the test.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    No, not at all as I've owned Corvettes ever since I was 17.
     
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    This matters less than the mpg dropping. Who fucking cares?

    The drop in mileage matters when you are losing almost 100 miles of range and you fill up on mileage as you should be vs. what the gauge says.
     
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    Mine gets average 14.5 mpg.... Thats with my prinsu rack and RTT OFF... I dont think weather has anything to do with MPGs. Wind on the other hand.... The truck calibrates itself to get the best mpg regardless of outside temps
     
  16. Nov 9, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    so you don't like Vettes or can't afford one? Who gives a poop about MPG in a truck...they make cars with batteries and 1 liter engines for that shit
     
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    Until we see a pic of a side chick we can't judge.
     
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    Everyone SHOULD. I do, and I'm willing to bet that the majority of the people on this site do.

    Most people can't afford to have 2 cars. Besides, if I'm taking a road trip, I'm probably taking my 4runner. If I can save money on gas, I'm all for it.
     
  20. Nov 9, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    I don'y worry about MPG. If i was worried about MPG I would have bought something else.

    It does make me wonder how stretched people are when they start getting upset about an MPG drop. We're now in the tenth year of cheap money and it won't end well.
     
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