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MPG Mods

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by kylefrdavis, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    BUDSHAD

    BUDSHAD Smartass Killa

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    Redline D6 tranny fluid. Redline gear oils in front and rear diffs. Bug shield and rain gaurds. Mossy Oak seat covers until I can afford the Wet Os.
    Whatever you do, dont put in a K&N drop in filter in there. My gas mileage went from 18 mpg with a paper filter to 15 with the K&N. This was the case for about 4000 miles that I had it in there. Took it out and MPG went back up to 17-19 MPG. And no, I didnt have a heavy foot because of having a high performance air filter in. I will never own one of these again. Good ole Purolator for me from now on. Funny thing is no matter how hard I try I cant get worse than 16.5 MPG now.
     
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  2. May 5, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    johnybtacoma

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    I though I read somewhere that newer Tacomas come with a 6 speed manual, does anyone know if that would match up with a older truck, they still use the same 4 banger? right?
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    Raven65

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    The V6 manual is a 6-speed, but the 4-bangers get a 5-speed manual - which is exactly backwards from the way it should be in my opinion. However, the 5-speed, though a little on the crude side, seems to have fewer problems than the newer 6-speed based on my reading on here.
     
  4. May 8, 2010 at 4:37 AM
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    johnybtacoma

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    what is the secondary charcol filter? Is it a air filter or a filter in the exhaust?
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    Just bought a new 2010 Taco DC 4x4 V6 TRD Sport and the 1st tank of fuel yeilded 27 mpg, or 596kms. She was at 1/4 full so I filled and it clicked off at 55liters but I stuffed 62 in there. If my calculations are correct thats 27.118 mpg based on 62liters. I don't know why it's so high but I'm not complaining. That's a combination of city/hwy and I'm fairly easy on the accelerator.
    She's better on fuel then my old 06 GMC Sierra 4x4, 5.3 and about the same as my 88 Toyota P/U Xcab 4x4 V6 SR5.
    Man I love this truck!

    Oh and this site Rocks for info! Thanks to all!
     
  6. May 14, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Canadian Max

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    Wondering if you work offshore and ride BMW's ??
     
  7. May 23, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Carlo

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    My milage sucks bid time on my 2010 AC 4x4 v6; I either am incorrect in assuming that the tank hold 20 us gallons, because I am getting like 14 to 15 in town, and 15 to 16 highway. I bring up the tank because, if it only holds 18 then I am doing better....not great, but, better. My truck only has 3500 miles on it, and I am wondering if the millage will increase after the first oil change? What do you guys think?
     
  8. May 23, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    Tank holds 21 U.S. gallons. My low fuel light comes on with about three gallons left.
     
  9. May 23, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    ^ correct...its actually 21.1 haha :p
     
  10. May 25, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    It does not matter how large a fuel tank is -- fuel economy is calculated with the quantity of fuel used, not the capacity of the tank.

    Fuel economy will increase as the engine wears in over the first 40-50k miles. Fuel economy will also increase if you use better lubricants (synthetic engine oil, differential gear oils, etc.) along with other factors (tire size/type, driving style, towing, etc.) but we all know that so I shut up now.
     
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  11. Jun 1, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Just a quick note for my fellow Alaskans (might apply to my Canadian neighbors).

    Ordered my filter through Amazon for $35.06. They let me apply Super Saver Shipping which nulled the $5.79 shipping fee.

    Auto Anything was quoting $38 for the filter and, here's the kicker, $23 for shipping to Alaska :confused:. Held my ground and kept looking....found it on Amazon.

    Hope this helps someone ... 9 years up here now and I still get pissed when I hear/see the "because it's Alaska" add on charges!

    I'll update the thread when it arrives to report the success of my transaction.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    So LAPD would check the CA emissions on a vehicle when pulled over? Man now that is some thorough Police work! Most of the cops here on this coast could give a shit:D
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    I have found an effective way to increase mpg in my 2.7. I cut a hole in the driver side floor, and every now and then I jump down onto the road and run to give my truck a little boost. It works better if you yell "yubba dubba doo" at the same time. Kind of a hybrid setup, I guess:)
     
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  14. Jun 5, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Flinstones, meet the Flintstones the modern stone age family.
     
  15. Jun 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    hello everyone im new too. i have a 99 tacoma 2.4 ext cab and i am trying to find a performance chip that is not a scam. any suggestions???
     
  16. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    DREW CREELY

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    My truck has been getting bad milage and smells strong like gas, need to know mass airflow sensor is located.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    ON the intake tube
     
  18. Jun 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    MQQSE

    MQQSE Bannable Galloot

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    AFE arrived this afternoon. Installed on arrival and removed the Secondary Air Filter. Whole process took about 15 mins, thanks to the instructions on TW. :cool:

    Conveniently, I just refueled 1 mile from home this morning....so I'll let ya'll know if I get any MPG improvement in about a week.

    BTW...transaction through Amazon was great...no hidden charges...filter arrived through US Postal...total cost $35.06.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    lift, tires and wheels,bed cover
    how do you clean the sensor
     
  20. Jun 12, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    On 2003 4wd tacoma what is the best mileage you can get? I also need to know how, how can I add metal lube to a transmission on a 2006 4wd toyota tacoma.
     

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