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Gas mpg!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dman597, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Jul 19, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    dman597

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    i have a 09 v6 4x4 dc long bed and i am only getting like 14 mpg with normal driving. i have 1000 miles on it. i am being told that the factory oil is thicker and when i change it my mpg will increase. did any of you see a increase in mpg after your first oil change? and yes i know i got a truck and i expected this but i would like to improve it if possible.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    It will improve. Make sure your tires are at the propper Psi. FWIW, the oil from the factory is nothing special. Its just dyno oil 5w-30. Switching to a quality synthetic shoudl help a little, too.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    dman597

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    thats good
     
  4. Jul 19, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    Well I never had any less then 17 mpg. I would see what happens over a few tanks before being concerned.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Yuma Taco

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  6. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    My last tank got me 20.6 mpg (combination highway/suburban driving). I have 3500 miles on my 08.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    rb11701

    rb11701 Oh yeah!

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    I have 09 4x4 access OR w/ tow. pkg. When I do mostly city driving, I suck alot of gas. The longer I am on the highway, the better I get. That is obvious of course however I must have a heavy foot because I get 14-16 in just city. I don't drive alot of miles in a week, so long road trips I cannot comment on yet. But If I do a mix of 30mi/day highway (x6) + 140mi city I get about 17-19. Never have gotten over 20 for the whole tank. Even on 93 and synthetic.

    I have found that on my 09, as soon as you hit that pedal it sucks gas.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    senna

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    What is normal to you and what is normal to me could be two entirely different things.
    Was this mostly city driving? how hard are you on the throttle?

    I have a 09 dbl cab 4x4 OR and have been getting 19 + from day one doing combined driving and got right at 24 on a road trip. I just recently changed my oil for the first time, to syn 5w 30 (4500 mile) and it did not change the milage one bit, and I did not expect it to.

    Now I am 48 yrs old and you are 21, I say we have totaly different driving styles.;)
     
  9. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    Untamed_SS

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    My last tank got me 286 miles before the light came on. :eek: Ouch.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    Same here. I am always just under 300 miles, and the light comes on.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    I'd say you young guys (I was there once) need to put an egg under your gas pedal, try not to break it and your mpg will increase.
    I get 340+ consistently before the light come on.:p
     
  12. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    I'm not an aggressive driver by any means. But, the stop and go traffic in California, and my truck being a manual & 4x4 OR (which is rated lower mpg than the autos) doesn't help either. Right now my 09 has approx 7k miles.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    OMG! Who told you that?? :eek:
     
  14. Jul 20, 2009 at 3:22 AM
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    I'm at 10k now and noticing an increase. The mileage is much better then my old 99 f150 though. I'm getting an average of 550km's on a tank. Not sure what that is in miles.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    I have a 08 4x4 double cab, I go over 600km before the light comes on, in what I would call mixed driving, but weighted mostly to suburban driving.

    600km = 372 miles. I take it easy with the gas pedal.

    I noticed the mileage got better for some reason at around 12000 miles. I hadn't change to synthetic yet and did nothing that I can think of that would change the mileage.
     
  16. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    09 Dbl Cab 4x4 TRD with v6 3800 miles and I get 14 or 15 city driving like a granny. Maybe 18 on the highway running 70mph.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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    08 Double cab 4x4 OR, Dallas traffic. Depending on my driving habits I get anywhere from 17-18.5. I typically use 93, but just switched to 87 to see if there is a $/mi difference. I "think" there is a bit of drop in initial acceleration, but I figure that is a bit placebo at the moment. Let's see how my milage and $/mi are on this first tank. I have been driving pretty consistant the last few tanks, and avoided a lot of mashing the pedal.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    I average 20-21 MPG per tank, this is city and highway driving.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    I'm a leadfoot with big tires and I get 17.5 MPG ... somethings really wrong! I got the same gas mileage with 9k pounds combined across the country towing.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    I just watched Myth Busters and they performed a test on MPG on trucks. The result was leaving the tailgate up or using a tail gate net will get you better gas mileage than a sungtop or camper shell. I was very surprised also!
     
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