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My v6 Just Got 23 MPG!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomakid96, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Ya...

    I couldnt believe it when I checked, I drove to Oregon today to go fishing and set my cruise at 60 mph and just cruised:cool:

    Couldn't be happier with my truck right now
     
  2. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    where in eastern wa you at? I have a place in ellensburg
     
  3. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    The closest major town is Yakima to me "which i hate"

    Ellensburg is awesome, my parents are retired there. Very nice people and a great town
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    Thats GOOD MPG.
    I got 20 mpg running 80 MPH at 3k rpm. Of course-ETHANOL. REAL GAS would have been better.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Ya this was on ethanol free gas and low outside temps, By far the best gas mileage ive gotten
     
  6. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    That's great. I think the major factor here would be the fact you kept it 60mph. Driving habits are the key to improved mileage. Smooth and easy wins the race when it comes to MPG. BTW, I couldn't agree more, Ellensburg is a great town!
     
  7. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    I got 23 MPG driving up to Moab loaded down with firewood and camping stuff and on 32's. It was because I was doing about 60mph and going easy on the gas.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Life is short--GO FAST--the most you can get away with!
     
  9. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    I don't mean to brag, but I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico :cool:
     
  10. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    Lmao
     
  11. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    If i get another ticket I loose my insurance so.... I will do the speed limit hahaha
     
  12. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    have some family in Goldendale and have had to go to Yakima a few times for trips and extended family. F yakima.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    That's SWEET man. I haven't figured mine out yet but I would be stoked if it comes out close overall.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Truer words have never been spoken.. Yakima = :poking:
     
  15. Jun 30, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    The tank prior to this one I got 24.4 mpg. By far the best I've ever gotten
     
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    Did you catch any fish?
     
  17. Jul 1, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    where did you find ethanol free gas? I drove from Salt Lake to Seattle and back this last week.

    best i averaged was 21, that was cruising for 4 hours through flat boring-ass idaho, with cruise at 75
     
  18. Jul 1, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    I've found it in Norman OK.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    The local conoco station Carries ethanol free gas for the same price as mixed stations
     
  20. Jul 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Yep lots of ethanol free gas stations in OK. As others have said I believe it was the cruise set at 60 and cool temps that helped most. I got 22.7 on my last trip to OK from Denver but sticking to the back roads, cruise at 65 most of the trip, short shifting and favorable winds. At 60 I'm afraid I'd be a rolling roadblock on most highways!
     
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