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mpg question

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by trexrich, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    trexrich

    trexrich [OP] If its not a TACOMA its not a truck

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    When should I start tracking my mpg on my new truck.

    this is something i never worrired about bout with traveling 50 plus miles round trip for work i want to get the most mpg out of my truck.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    no time like now, any mods?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    i was always told you dont get good gas milage for at least the first 3000 miles.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    Definitely not before 5,000 miles. Risks BIG TIME tranny damage....nah I'm just shittin'. Whenever you want.

    Your gas mileage will be different with every tank if you take it to enough decimal places. Just because it's going to change doesn't mean you can't start tracking it now...
     
  5. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    i was looking on toyotas web sight and could not find the gas tank size to the access tacoma. i was thinking it should be like 16 gallons. does any one know
     
  6. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    21 gallons
     
  7. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    thanks
     
  8. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    I have had my truck since July. I just got back from Talladega and turned 2500 miles while on the trip. I got 18.2 on one of the tanks on the way up and 18.7 on one of the tanks on the way home. I thought that was awesome considering the '99 Chevy Tahoe clunker I traded never got over 13mpg no matter how I drove it.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    my neigbor put a undercover hard bed cover on his 2008 and told me he picked up like 4 to 5 mpg
     
  10. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    i think your neighbor might be full of shit too!
     
  11. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    i was thinking you might pick up a little more gas milage but mo where what he is telling me.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    That theory has been debunked time and time again
     
  13. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    X2!
     
  14. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I agree. If a simple addition like that increased gas mileage by 25%, Toyota and every other truck maker would be putting them on so they could pump up their advertised gas mileage.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    lightweight ones can increase gas mileage depending on the truck's shape, but not 25%.

    Trust me - coming soon you'll see more of them on trucks! (let's just say it's been proven in a lab setting)
     
  16. Nov 4, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    The bed cover myth has been disproved a million times along with taking the tailgate off. An open bed with tailgate up is with out any doubt, proven to get best mpg.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    But they have also been DISPROVED in many lab settings...
     
  18. Nov 4, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    The cheapest thing you can do to increase your gas mileage is drive under 65 MPH, or better under 60.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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