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K&N air filter, bad gas mileage???

Discussion in 'New Members' started by jwardo28, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    jwardo28

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    Hey everyone

    i am new at this i have a 2008 tacoma, V6 manual. i was told this is the best to get advice for fixing your problems with out paying an arm and a leg if you take it some where else. My problem is i got a K&N air filter and ever since i put that in i have noticed poor gas mileage can anyone help me out on what to do?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    ktmrider

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  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW!

    Could be the mpg drop is associated with winter gas, longer warm up time for the engine, and/or colder denser air requiring more fuel to keep the propper AFR....
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    jwardo28

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    I dont know if it is that i am in south Georgia and it is like 70 degrees. I have been reading into this on this website and they were saying my air to fuel ratio might be off. would i have to go and get my truck hooked up to that computer to see?
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    Welcome to TW. Maybe put it back to stock and see how your mileage goes.
     
  6. May 31, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    i had the exact same prob with my 08 taco i was only getting 300miles out of a full tank of chevron supreme gas ... i had the k&n air filter ... went back to the OEM filter .. and prob was fixed
     
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