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Please state MPG for 2wd - 4 cyclinder automatics

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by tacoma man, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    tacoma man

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    Just making 20 MPG for 2wd - 4 cyclinder automatic. Is anybody else doing better? Would really appreciate some input. Bought the truck when gas was 4.00/gallon and they crushed my 3.4 - 99 access cab that I should of kept. Started out with 24 miles a gallon and 20000 miles later its barely 20 MPG! I could be driving a V6!:eek:
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    austex

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    I get about 20 around town, mostly short trips, winter gas.

    I clunkered a 96 Explorer V8 that only got 14, though.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    prerunner05

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    yep me to around 19-20
    with a manual
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    I get 21 mpg city/hwy combined with a 02 2.4l auto
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Pbucks

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  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    tacoma man

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    Thanks members for the info. I was hoping it would be a little higher. Guess I have to slow down on the the highway. Maybe stop using cruise control? Their adding ethanol everywhere here and I read it doesn't have the same mpg as gas. Maybe I'll take the rear tailgate off - heavy sucker!
     
  7. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    04prerunner

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    I drive a 2004 Dcab prerunner

    im getting 20mpg in the city. ide say about 85% city driving.

    and there is no way a v6 will get 20 in the city!!
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    I averaged over 28mpg once (combined about equal city and freeway miles) on a whole tank. I also drove like I was driving Miss Daisy around that tank, kept RPMs below or not far over 2000 and drove the speed limit or under (pretty much just cruised it everywhere). Just wanted to see what the best I could get was. Regularly I get about 22 - 24mpgs. ('08 2.7L 4spd auto access cab)
     
  9. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    I've got 4x4, lift, and bigger tires. Still haven't gotten under 20mpg on pavement. Usually about 21mpg.

    Have you tried mobile 1 synthetic oil?

    Have you replaced your air filter lately?

    Secondary Air filter removal?

    K&N or other performance filter?
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    rodstone

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    I guess I could mention that I have a K&N 63 series intake and run Royal Purple oil and filter. I just got some bigger tires(235/75r15) and a Dynomax muffler, so we'll see what happens to my mpgs when I'm done with my current tank, so far not looking too bad.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    I expect to see 18-24 running on E85 keeping out of boost.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Well, that's your problem. You installed a hot air intake, lol.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2010 at 2:53 AM
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    rodstone

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    Actually Im not the one with the mpg problem and the 63 series (plastic) is more of a cold air intake than the 73 series (metal). The metal intakes absorb heat from the engine a lot more than the plastic intakes, this heating the air going into the engine. I also ran a cool air duct from the front bumper (where the fog light would be if I had them) to the filter. Removed the air box in the fender as well.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    They both put air from inside the engine compartment, while the stock air box pulls in outside air from the wheel well area.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    32+ to and from work about 95% highway.
    25 on the weekend.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    I have an 08, extra cab, base, 4 cyl, auto. Before I turned it into a work truck, I believe I was doing about 24 to 26 mpg, mostly city driving. Oh, and by the way, that is with a topper in the back. Now, I have a 28 foot latter on top (wind resistance), and a bunch of tools in the back, including 160 lbs of concrete. I consistently average 19-20 mpg. I am using 5W-20 Mobil 1 synthetic. I live in North FL.

    What weight oil are you using?
     
  17. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    Barnone

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    About 20MPG city and highway for my 2002 2.4l auto regular cab since new.
     
  18. Mar 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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  19. Mar 23, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    I just refilled my 2nd tank & I got 380 miles on 19.733 gallons, 19.26 mpg. Mostly city driving and 87 octane fuel.
     
  20. Mar 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    I use 20 as my "count on" mileage running city and 75-80 on the interstate and have seen as high as 25 with my 5 lug Acess Cab auto.
     
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