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joined the 400 club this week

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by white91formula, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Aug 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    white91formula

    white91formula [OP] Well-Known Member

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    twice actually. was on vacation in NH in the white mountains and i hit the 400 club for the first time

    all stock 09 v6 6speed truck

    had 399.6 (im calling it 400) and 411.2 miles on the truck when the gass light came on

    i was very surprised on the first on because i usually only get 320-340 out of a tank
     
  2. Aug 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Welcome to the club! That's tough to do in the 6 spd...
     
  3. Aug 7, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I gotz 48.5mpg between fill ups, no liez.

    (seriously, I did going from a fill up on I-17 to Schnelby-Hill Road, down to Sedona, and filled up just south for 48.5mpg).

    Though I actually don't believe it lol. I really think I miss typed the ODO on the phone, though the readings before and after align well.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    hawkeye12

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    1023.35 miles on one tank, in a pick up truck?

    Can't believe that.

    I'm callin bullshit.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Hey, according to my Scangauge I can get 9999 mpg!


    Granted it's only when coasting downhill when the fuel injectors turn off :eek:
     
  6. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    ridederty

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    I get over 400 miles out of a tank all the time.......wish it was possible to ever drive without seeing cops, be nice to really DRIVE my truck. Guess I'm just getting old.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    saltwater taco

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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic how do you get 21.8 with a v6? that's about what i'm gettin with a 4 banger!
     
  8. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Larry

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    Here I thought the 400 club was like the "mile high" club or sonethin'. :D
     
  9. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    - Accelerate moderately but steadily up to speed. No jack rabbit starts but I don't take 2 minutes to get going either. My truck gets 12-15mpg when accelerating, even lightly, so I don't want to be too slow about getting up to cruising speed
    - I use cruise control whenever going above 40 mpg and on relatively flat ground. Cruise control can be more efficient when on flat ground but any time I hit even moderate hills then I can beat it and get better MPGs driving on my own.
    - When driving on my own up/down hills I'll accelerate slightly going downhill (up to 5mph over the speed limit) and then bleed off some of that speed going up the next hill so as to require less acceleration uphill.
    - When I do need to stop I try to lose at least 25% of my speed by coasting. There's no point accelerating up to a stop sign/light anyway, you just transform the wasted gas into heat when you step on the brakes. This is probably the best way to see big increases in MPG with the least effort.
    - Any time I see a 1/8 mile or more of downhill slope I'll coast to let the injectors kick off and essentially get unlimited MPGs
    - I rarely if ever get above 2250 RPMs although this isn't a direct reflection of good mileage. It's easy to only be running at 1700 RPMs and only getting 15mpg if you're accelerating up an slight hill. Still, all other things being equal, lower revs equals lower fuel consumption.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    lol I didn't fill a full tank, and that route was almost entirely down hill :p I still think I got the wrong odo reading though.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    MStef66

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    I too just joined the 400 club on my way out to the Moto GP in Indy this weekend.

    [​IMG]

    2006 Double cab 4x4 Auto 4.0, I didn't think it was possible. came to 22.3 mpg. The light came on at 380 but I had to push it to 400.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    Out of 17 tanks the best I have done is 339 miles and got 18.893 miles per gallon. This is one club I''ll never be able to join.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    MStef66

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    I kept speeds between 65 and 70 and the roads were pretty flat.
    Once I run above 70 I drop into the 19's mpg
     
  14. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    I've never hit 400 I usually hit 370 ish for 20.9 mpg
     
  15. Aug 30, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Man if my tank is full I only can get like 250 miles max before my light comes on. What is up with mine?
     
  16. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    damn i was hoping to see 400 thousand......ha!
     
  17. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    flightcancled

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    I'm in the 420s usually. Also I have to add 3% for the tires. That gets me to ~430 real miles. I bet if I took off the racks I could push it to 440-450.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    skywalker1000rr

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    I don't get it, I do not beat on my truck and I am luck if I get 230-240 out of a tank. I get genreally 14-15.5 mpg...
     
  19. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    RoyB

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    depends on the gas and air too. sometimes I can get 250 out of a tank of bad gas. I fill up at least once a week. For the past 2 years I haven't seen over 330 to a tank and that's pushing my luck. Most I ever put in was 20 gallons and I was sweating. Usually 19 gal. I also see the best gas mileage with a fresh fill after towing the camper all weekend.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Like they said, EASY on the right pedal. I am young and like to drive fast every where. But I have grown and taken responsibility and only do the limit if it's 65+, but if it's under 65 mph, I will go about 9 over. The closer you are to 60-65, the better mpg you'll get. I pulled 418 miles on a tank before. That was 95% highway 5% city. When I filled up, the pump said 21.2 gallons...
     
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