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Less MPG after fuel filter replacement?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by TeamRooR, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    TeamRooR

    TeamRooR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N intake, rust
    Because I live in the rust belt and the previous owner never changed the fuel filter the front banjo bolt was froze and I could not break it loose. After many cuse words and a can of PB I gave up on getting my fuel filter off and took it to my local mechanic. He put on the Purolator filter I bought from advanced and for the last 6 fill ups I have noticed a decrease in MPG. I track my millage with a Iphone app and I went from the mid to high 18's to 17.5-18 over the past 6 fill ups. I drive a lot for work!

    Any ideas?? Could it be the change in weather?? Could slightly more fuel be flowing easier through the new filter??

    No major concern as it runs a bit smoother now, just curious what others think.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    curious..but it could be that we are on winter blend gas now :notsure:
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    TeamRooR

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    I had noticed a slight decline prior to changing it, it was only noticeable if I looked at it on a line graph.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    probably winter gas
     
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