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new personal best mpg to and from work...prerunmer v6 doublecab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brg88tx, May 7, 2010.

  1. May 7, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    brg88tx

    brg88tx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my trip is about 50% city, 50% highway, i got 20.74 on my last tank. i am in se texas and run the ac about half the time (on the way home from work). i was really trying on this tank by accellerating slowly, that really helps mpg. ect power turned off, i don't see how raising your rpms can possibly help mpg. i run mobil 1 5w-30.

    i am going out of town this weekend and will report my highway mpg when i return. i hope i can get 22, but 21 is the best i've ever got, even 100% highway.
     
  2. May 7, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    sirwamz

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    That's awesome man. I've noticed my tank lasts noticeably less with the AC but I've never calculated how much Im getting. Post up your results!
     
  3. May 7, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    ywen

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    I didn't think ECT PWR mode helped either, but it does!

    I got 20mpg+ on my v6 4x4 with a high rise cap out on the back with 50/50 driving... 21mpg without the cap...
     
  4. May 7, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    steve o 77

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    My best ever was around 22.5 mpg doing 55 mph with 2 dirt bikes in the bed. I was coming down from about 9,000' to 5,000' over about 100 miles.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    mines about 21 to 22.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    it's kinda difficult to slowly accelerate with these trucks. the accelerator is the most sensitive of any vehicle i've ever driven.
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Not in my experience it's not.. I find it extremely easy to control the acceleration.
     
  8. May 7, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    What is this? how does it work? how can i do this?
     
  9. May 7, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    I drive 12.5 miles to work. I avg about 35 mph and never rev above 2000 rpm. On a tank I get about 25mpg
     
  10. May 7, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    it's a button to the left of the steering column. it's supposed to be used when towing. it changes the shift points later for more power and some claim it increases gas mileage.
     
  11. May 7, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    v6?
     
  12. May 7, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Is this only on the first gens? Mine doesnt have one.
     
  13. May 7, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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  14. May 7, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    clarkie152

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    he has a 2nd gen... irrelevant to this conversation. we cant compare green apples to red apples
     
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