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running high RPM?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JHalker, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    JHalker

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    I have a 02 tacoma trd 5 speed Manuel v6. And at 60 mph im running 2 n half RPMs. Anyone have the same thing happening?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    If I remember correctly (haven't taken the truck on the freeway in over a month) Im at 2500 RPM at 70mph.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Sounds about right to be honest.

    I'll make a note to check it out tomorrow
     
  4. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    Well my father has a 4 cylinder 5 speed and it does it to, but my buddy has 04 v6 and it runs under 2000 when going 60
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    I figured that. But it just seems awfully high. On the interstate im running over 3000
     
  6. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Its bad on gas I know that. Im getting an average of 16.5mpg
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    sounds like someone put lower gears in your truck at some point.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Mine does 2500 RPM at 70, 3000 at 80. All the six speed guys complain about it. Don't know if a first gen is supposed to be that high or not. Seems like with 32s you should be lower than that.

    If you don't know the history of the truck, might be possible it's been regeared.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    Mine gets about that in mixed driving. Average around 19 on the highway.

    Are you sure the speedometer/odometer is accurate? If someone's regeared it, might not be right now.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Is your buddies truck an automatic? The automatic second gen trucks run at lower rpm than the stick shifts. Again, not sure about the first gens.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    My buddies is an automatic 2004. And it seems like the gauges are right cause u can tell the wine in the motor is pretty high.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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    I run at about 3k at 70 so that sounds about right to me...if you want to up your mpg's id recommend an ultragauge to watch the instant mpg and tps.. it in a way taught me how to drive and i went from around 16,pg to 18-21
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    When I read you post originally I only saw the "2" rpms... missed the "n half"

    So I was thinking 2000 rpms at 60 mph. Now that you mention it, it does seem a bit high.

    Here's mine today:

    1998 V6, 5-speed. I was in 5th gear going up a slight incline when I took this.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 20, 2012 at 3:59 AM
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    Mines about the same as Madjik Man, just over 2 rpm at 60 and then climbs up the faster I go. I've got an 01 V6 DC automatic.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    ^^^^
    Same here @ 70 I'm just under/right at 2500 rpm with my 2001 V6 Dub Cab
    If I am reading my gear codes right I think I should have 4.10 gearing, which should be the common gearing for most 1 st gen V6's

    I know my fathers 2002 2.7 Prerunner acces cab has 4.56 gearing from factory and his revs are even higher.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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    spe.jpg
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