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how do i improve gas mileage

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by btacoma, May 29, 2011.

  1. May 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    btacoma

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    i have a 05 v6 prerunner and i get 15.88 mpg. what can i do to improve this?
     
  2. May 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Drive slower, make sure the engine has fresh spark plugs that are propperly gapped, and clean air filter.
     
  3. May 29, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Yup. Drive better.
     
  4. May 29, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    i dont drive crazy but it just seems like my truck is slowing in performance. well im gona do my change my oil and air filter but i was wondering what else. i guess i can change the spark plugs.
     
  5. May 29, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Worn plugs can make a - 2 mpg difference.
     
  6. May 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    are they easy to change of should i just take it in to get it done.
     
  7. May 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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  8. May 29, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    TanSR5x4

    TanSR5x4 Hold my beer and watch this

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    seafoam it?

    check your tire pressure
     
  9. May 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    what should i keep the pressure at and what is seafoam?
     
  10. May 29, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    my 35s stay at 45psi. last tank was 300 mile at 16.4mpg
     
  11. May 30, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    TacoMO

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    I run mine at 45 also..
    Last tank was a little over 19 mpg.

    Biggest factor though is to keep your foot out of it.

    I do lot's of highway miles. If I set cruise at 65 it may take me 20 minutes longer to get there (on a 2 hr drive.) but I use a lot less gas..
     
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