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gas problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by branct06, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    branct06

    branct06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2005 v6 4x4 long bed sport taco and i have been getting worse and worse gas milage, the filter is clean, it went from 20mpg to 16mpg to 14mpg and on my last tak i got 11mpg :eek: and its not my foot i have been keeping it around 2k and still crap for gas milage...... any ideas on whats wrong?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    winter blend gas maybe...i get noticeably worse gas mileage in the winter too.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    branct06

    branct06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    super 40 flowmaster turned down before rear axle, k&n intake, ipod interface, 20% 3m tint all the way around, grill craft mx series grill with 2 hella 500 behind the grill, 2 55 watt halogens mounted on uws black low profile toolbox, 3'' toytec ultimate lift kit sitting on black xd monsters and 285/65/18 BFG A/T, HID headlight kit
    i got service about 5k ago
     
  4. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    branct06

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    oil about 1k ago
     
  5. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    you may have a few plugs that arent sparking very well or (as mentioned before) winter gas, its always a bit thicker....
     
  6. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:06 AM
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    RCBS

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    winter air is more dense also. takes more fuel to get the mix right. i've been buring a 1/4 tank a week just letting it warm up in the morning.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:08 AM
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    Lentsnh

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  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    Winter gas, Winter air, Winter in general... :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:44 AM
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    armstrsm

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    Yeah im def noticing a difference this winter, Not quite as bad as 11 MPG... But shes holding 16ish alright. But i am a New Yorker in Arkansas and cant exactly call this a winter.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    Best i get in the winter is 15. Summer im close to 20.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    carolinyens

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    Maybe you need a tune up. I always thought that in the colder months gave you better gas mileage or maybe Im thinkin about better performance. I dunno.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    Debadged 06 Black Sand Pearl 4x4 Every option.
    Truck does run amazing in the cold.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    ph16drive

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    Same here . . . around 15 mpg but typically between 19 & 20. Credit the decrease to winter gas blend, letting the truck warm up, and using 4wd at least once or twice per tank due to weather.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    My 2.7 has lost about 2 mpg when it got cold. It's normal.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    ys this is true my truck runs from 5 - 15 min before i drive it and allot of 4x4. So i guess its not 2 bad then.
     
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