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how many miles does your 4 banger get on one full tank??

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 04prerunner, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    worthywads

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    Just having fun with you Rich, you put on way more miles than I do, but here is a similar number of tanks I put on my 5-lug. I went back a few more tanks to show my record 751 tank.

    55 tanks in 4 years compared to 55 tanks in 9 months!

    Date.....Gallons..MPG...Miles
    8/6/2008 - 20.401 - 36.8 - 751 Just had to push this one :eek:
    9/6/2008 - 18.08 - 37.7 - 681
    10/1/2008 - 20.54 - 35.4 - 728
    10/27/2008 - 18.30 - 34.8 - 637
    12/5/2008 - 18.43 - 32.5 - 600
    1/6/2009 - 17.09 - 27.6 - 472
    1/10/2009 - 4.35 - 24.6 - 107
    1/11/2009 - 18.46 - 25.0 - 462 Drove to Dallas at 80+
    1/15/2009 - 18.43 - 23.5 - 433 Raged on back
    1/16/2009 - 19.50 - 25.8 - 504 From Dallas at
    1/17/2009 - 15.25 - 26.6 - 405 80+ Must have had some head wind too.
    2/5/2009 - 18.45 - 31.4 - 580
    2/23/2009 - 17.99 - 30.2 - 543
    3/25/2009 - 17.82 - 31.8 - 567
    4/21/2009 - 18.16 - 31.6 - 574
    5/15/2009 - 19.06 - 33.7 - 643
    5/15/2009 - 18.80 - 26.2 - 493 Drove to Memphis
    5/18/2009 - 18.87 - 28.5 - 538 at 80+
    5/23/2009 - 18.73 - 29.5 - 552 Drove back from
    5/23/2009 - 19.05 - 26.7 - 509 Memphis
    5/24/2009 - 12.49 - 27.0 - 337 80+
    6/26/2009 - 17.79 - 34.9 - 620
    7/22/2009 - 18.57 - 36.2 - 672
    8/29/2009 - 18.12 - 34.6 - 628
    10/5/2009 - 18.59 - 31.5 - 585
    11/12/2009 - 18.47 - 29.1 - 537
    12/16/2009 - 18.67 - 27.5 - 513
    1/18/2010 - 18.97 - 28.3 - 536
    2/9/2010 - 18.69 - 28.0 - 523
    3/9/2010 - 18.73 - 26.6 - 499
    4/7/2010 - 18.51 - 28.8 - 533
    5/4/2010 - 19.19 - 28.7 - 551
    6/24/2010 - 18.949 - 30.6 - 580
    7/26/2010 - 17.60 - 32.4 - 570
    9/13/2010 - 18.99 - 30.4 - 577
    10/19/2010 - 18.72 - 31.8 - 595
    11/24/2010 - 17.93 - 28.2 - 506
    12/24/2010 - 18.53 - 26.9 - 498
    1/18/2011 - 17.83 - 27.3 - 487
    2/17/2011 - 17.53 - 26.8 - 470
    3/2/2011 - 17.63 - 25.6 - 451
    3/28/2011 - 18.03 - 27.5 - 496
    5/4/2011 - 17.62 - 28.4 - 501
    6/1/2011 - 18.48 - 30.2 - 558
    6/25/2011 - 18.11 - 32.7 - 592
    8/3/2011 - 17.37 - 32.2 - 559
    9/9/2011 - 17.75 -32.6 - 579
    10/24/2011 - 17.75 - 29.8 - 529
    12/5/2011 - 16.54 - 26.1 - 432
    1/10/2012 - 18.85 - 25.2 - 476
    2/6/2012 - 19.45 - 27.8 - 541
    2/16/2012 - 7.83 - 25.3 - 198
    3/24/2012 - 17.88 - 27.8 - 498
    4/24/2012 - 17.37 - 31.5 - 547
    5/18/2012 - 18.43 - 33.4 - 615
    6/16/2012 - 18.98 - 32.3 - 614
    7/19/2012 - 17.11 - 32.7 - 559
    8/17/2012 - 19.81 -35.3 - 700
    9/26/2012 - 17.59 - 33.4 - 588
    10/30/2012 - 18.26 - 31.2 - 571
    12/1/2012 - 19.48 - 29.8 - 581
    1/10/2013 - 19.45 - 28.8 - 560
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Ya, but you cheat. Your engine is only running on the way home back up the hill :D

    Don't know how you pulled 26+ on the trip to Memphis at 80+ though. I hit the freeway at 80 and I'm down to the high 22s.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    worthywads

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    How much does the topper effect your MPG. I'd assume it hurt?

    Have you tried with and without?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    I had the truck for about 2 months without it.
    No change... in fact, my worst highway tank (80+ in Texas) was the same as this last trip, 22, but it was like that for the entire trip, where my recent trip averaged 24 (swings from 26 to 22), and my wife was with me... which meant double the weight in luggage and more than double the occupant weight.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    Current avg mpg..with the smaller tires was at 24.5 but started drivin in the city so it dropped

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  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    That would only be a tank and a half baseline for me. ;)
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Ya, and I average 1 a week, occasionally a 2nd depending on weekend shopping.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    I am getting between 19-21 all city driving.
    I find that shell gasoline give me 19 and change.. but Mobile gives me on average about 20.5 I drive 20 miles rt to work down a 3 lane busy road with about a million red lights, and I usually catch them all.

    I have not taken my truck on a highway trip but I am leaving for Disney World in a couple of hours and I will be tracking it.

    My truck is bone stock with 6k on it.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    You're going to love your highway mileage IF you keep your speed under 65-70.
    Crank it to 75 and you'll drop 2mpg.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    376.9 on one tank driving to Disney World
    131 miles were city back and forth to work
    Rest was highway 75 mph we did get in traffic dead stop for a wreck for 30 minutes ac on the whole way 21.98 mpg
    I have 305 and over a 1/4 left but won't be filling up till Tuesday will update then !
     
  11. Feb 9, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    On the way home...I am going to set the cruise on 68 and see what I can get! I do have nitrogen filled tires or I'd bump them to 35 psi would that assist in getting more mpg

    We usually take my wife's 10 accord and get between 29 and 30 mpg but the lighting (headlights are brighter and light more of the road and i dont have fog lights on the tacoma... yet) comfort and space made taking our double cab more enjoyable
     
  12. Feb 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    Nitrogen is a scam if you paid for it.

    The air that you are sitting in is 80% nitrogen.
    Pure nitrogen is used in aviation and racing applications because it does not add oxygen to a fire. There are zero advantages to consumer vehicles.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    Nope I was too cheap to pay for anything extra on my truck at the dealer I old them I didn't ask for all the crap they did to it and they can take it off... They had like 1250 in nitrogen spare tire lock and paint protectant seat protectant and tinted windows
     
  14. Feb 14, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    And the numbers are in finally
    Tank with mostly 75 mpg 402.5 16.9gals 23.82
    Tank mostly between 65-68 447 on 17.7 25.25
    I also noticed that I had less downshifting (oviously) but more importantly I noticed temps were lower and it was nice not worrying about some cop with a chip on their shoulder... Rich you were spot on with the milage...
     
  15. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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    My best tank so far is:
    526 Miles / 19.515 Gallons = 26.95 MPG, 70% Highway driving.

    Only mods done are a tonneau cover and tire pressures at 36 psi all around.
    Truck is at about 3,500 miles or so right now. I figure most of engine break-in is already done. Overall, satisfied with my mileage. Coming from a Nissan Versa with 29-30 MPG average is not too bad a compromise.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Speed, as noted, kills the MPGs. If you can find a parallel route with lower speed limits that doesn't add significant time to the commute/trip, you can really appreciate some decent FE.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    529.1 on 18.318 gallons for 28.9 mpg. Dragging my average down. ;)
     
  18. Feb 15, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Except stop signs and traffic signals offset that savings and end up hurting more than the reduced speed helps.

    Best to just stay in the right lane on the highway and keep it a bit below the limit. 55-65 (indicated) seems to be the sweet spot.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    I just got my L4 Tacoma. After 3 fill ups I'm averaging 21.3. It's a 5 speed 4x4 reg cab. I bought an ultra gauge and have gotten up to 23.6 for an average (on the ultra gauge). I have a fuelly account but I don't know how to put it in my posts.[
     
  20. Feb 16, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    You are right of course that lights/stops hurt. However, I was able to take the family down to Myrtle Beach last April taking interstates the whole way down. On the ride back, I took the state highways (with lights in the urban areas) but where the speed limit was 10 MPHs on average lower. The trip back yielded better mpgs even with the urban area lights. For the most part, you can get a decent pace set up and only hit a third or so of the lights (guestimate on my part). MPGs went up by 4 in the MDX (about 15%). But to your point, you need to know the ins/outs of the alternate route. A steady foot and lower highway speeds might be the better choice.

    PS - For a good part of the ride back (to for that matter) I drove off-peak; early morning driving while the traffic was minimal and lights tend to stay green longer on the main road.
     
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