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poor gas mileage

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    mudjunkie

    mudjunkie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    someone help me what do i do to get better gas mileage out of my 2.7 i am probally getting 12 to 14 mpg not good when do i shift because i have no tachometer so i may be shifting to soon or to late ugh
     
  2. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    seafoam motor, adj. air in tires, change fuel filter,m change plugs and wires........there a few different things that'll help.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Is your odometer correct? Thats awfully low for a 2.7. Make sure your odo is accurate.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    how can i check if my odo is correct i do know that my speedometer is way off but i drive roughly 15 miles a day 7 days a week and i put 50 bucks in a week thats only 105 miles a week maybe 200 if bored but thast is still very very lowall filters are new i think its my shifting i do nit have a tachoeter so that sucks
     
  5. Aug 28, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    Janster

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    If you're speedometer is off - then your mileage is off.

    To check the mileage - you're best bet is to compare a MILE (on your trip) versus an actual MILE on the road. Highways will often have mile markers - you can compare with those.

    Do you have a GPS? You can also compare with that but I'm not sure how accurate they are againest the 'actual highway mile' test.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have found the GPS to be extremely accurate. Mine seem to be within 12 feet or so. FWIW, the mile markers are set by GPS when the roads are constructed. :)
     
  7. Sep 2, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    HighDesert

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    What are you running for tires; an aggressive tread pattern increases rolling resistance and will really decrease fuel economy. Larger diameter tires may effect fuel economy, but will definitely show as an incorrect odometer reading. Lifts create turbulence and decrease fuel economy. Bad O2 sensors will decrease fuel economy and often show as a decrease in fuel economy that came on quickly; check for a CEL. Dirty air cleaner will decrease fuel economy.
     
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