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ridiculously horrible gas mileage

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by BuzzardsGottaEat, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Wow, that's even lower than mine ^

    You definitely gotta get that looked at man
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    It's already got 74000 clicks on it, so there shouldn't be anyting left to break in.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    That's what concerns me the most, I take it easy with the throttle and it's all highway km that I've driven. I'll track the next couple tanks too if I can't get it looked at soon.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Mini-update for anyone who cares. Just drove around in the rain because we had an awesome storm so it was a good excuse to try out the whole "in sixth by forty" thing.

    I decided to drive this whole two weeks out and never let the rpms above 2k if I can help it. Skipping gears more than i did already, and take off normal instead of babying it.

    So far I think 40 is too slow for 6th but found that 45 feels better.

    Obviously not going to drive this way forever but it's worth experimenting. At 11mpg city, what could I have to lose ha. Then its two states away to ne SD to see family so I'll try and keep it between 70-75 instead of 75-79. . . and see how that goes.
    I know everyone says don't take it over 65 but 1: the speed limit on the way home is 75 and 2: I'm not making a 7.5 hr drive any longer than it needs to be
     
  5. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    So whatever happened to your mileage? Did it get better?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    A little, I've tracked every single mile and fill up. I've had high tanks of 16 or 17 but I'm still averaging mid to high 13s as of now. It's a little low because I had to take a 7 hour drive in really harsh head winds so I had a couple fuel ups there that were like 11-12 not to mention every time I drive to see my family back in the Dakotas the speed limit is 75 the whole way and I can't bring myself to do 60.

    That's the long version ^ ha basically yes, better, but barely

    Oh well
     
  7. Apr 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    The 6 speed seems to do the worst . My bros is a xtra cab 4x4 stock 6spd with bfg's and he's happy to get 15 mpg.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    I'm sorry about your neighbor.. I can tell you something though... I didn't buy my truck for the gas milage ;)

    I just got my truck 3 days ago and I'm down half a tank.. I've been doing all city driving. Highway is drastically better though. Not to mention gas prices are worse in Canada. Gas in Ottawa is almost 5 dollars per gallon!! What is the world coming to :notsure:........ I still loves my truck :D
     
  9. Apr 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    i purchased a new 2012 tacoma double cab 4dr v6 6spd manual and have 2000 miles on it. I have the tx pro 4x4 pkg with slightly offroad tires and have been averaging 18.5 mpg with 19.1 being the top. highway within the city accounts for 70% of the miles accured. I have also noticed that just driving normal it drives better. start the roll in first then to second quick, third to get up to speed and fifth for 35mph-45 anything over that i use sixth. anything lower 50 in sixth seems to bogg it down and have to push the accel harder using more fuel. i hope to pick up a Ultra Gauge before long. im used to fueling a scion tc so moving back to a truck is really causing me change my priorities of out and about driving around, to stay within my budget.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Not sarcasm, I am genuinely happy that you get 5mpg better than me with the manual ha lucked out man
     
  11. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    Seems odd. I have a 2011 6 spd and I average 17.8 mpg no matter how I drive. It varies slightly, but never more than 1 mpg. Have you ever taken it back to Toyota to see what they say?
     
  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    You know, horrible is pretty bad to begin with. I don't really know if it needs an added ridiculous. If it needs anything added I don't think I'd go with ridiculous. It just doesn't fit.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Cool dude.



    Yup, I'm over it though. I was just double checking with people in the OP. I'm kind of sorry this keeps getting revived actually.

    I wouldn't go as far as to say that I'm ridiculously sorry, but the horse has been beaten nonetheless :)
     
  14. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Damn, I'm lifted with bigger tires and all kinds of shit hanging off my truck and I get about 15...
     
  15. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Meh, not like I'd be saving money selling it and losing 6 grand. Might as well keep on truckin
     
  16. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    I couldn't live with that. I drove an 5.0L F150 that got that mileage and I don't ever want that again. I positively get (very) upset if I don't break 20. Shoot when I first bought the thing I decided to see how bad I could get it so I absolutely rolled into the throttle every chance I could and I still got 19.1. Lowest I recorded was 17.3, driving 75 mph without cruise into a 35+ mph headwind in a storm with the bed full of hunting gear.

    I do throw into the highest gear any chance I get. If there's not much throttle then get rid of that rpm. The auto doesn't putz around town in 3rd gear all day; it'll go into 5th at 30 mph easy and as such gives good mileage. Rolling down flat road at 35 mph in 6th = 30+ mpg, same speed in 4th = ~13 mpg. When it's time to speed up, sure at times I'll drop a gear or two, but then get it over with and put it back into top gear.

    As far as acceleration goes, I see very little mileage difference whether shifting at 1800 or 2500 or 5500. Truck don't really care in that respect as long as rpm has throttle to go with it.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Truly happy for ya man. You have to understand the position I'm in though. Trading it in I would lose a butt load and selling private around here isn't as easy as elsewhere, not a lot of folks looking for a lifted 2012 Tacoma that can afford it anyways. Then I'd have to part it out and find a home for my stuff I haven't put on yet, then hunt for a deal on another vehicle. . . All over a few miles per gallon. While I am not happy with 13mpg on a good day driving it super nicely, unless someone walks up and offers me 40 grand I'm going to have to enjoy it one way or another. Might as well just breath and live on
     
  18. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    I live at 5000+ ft, have larger tires, a completely opened up exhaust which kills my low end power, and mountains all around me. I spend a lot of time way to high in my RPM band. That is my explanation for the mileage on my rig anyway...
     
  19. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    TBH I'd have that truck in about 30,000 little pieces in the garage trying to find out what's causing so much drag. I'm OCD like that. (coming from someone who's coaxed 50 mpg out of a 1.8L corolla and 22 mpg from a 5.7L tundra before).

    At least you're not in sledgehammer mode... I know people that immediately switch to that one!
     
  20. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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