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Shooting for 400 mile/tank

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by O.C., Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    O.C.

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    Like many of the folks here, I seemed to be getting crap mileage. 200-250 miles per tank. I read all the posts and filled up my truck with 17.5 gallons of 87 from when the light went on. Feathering the gas pedal like I was goosing a butterfly. Doing my best to keep the RPMs around 1500. It's hard 'cause I feel like grandma creeping off the line, but at the same time, I was surprised at how quickly I got up to 40-50 doing this.

    So far 100 miles from the first 1/4 tank. Wish me luck!:)
     
  2. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    I get 425 miles out of my tank :p
     
  3. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    i got 400 driving for 10 hours to NC and back, all highway, 70+mph, 4 people, bed FULL.

    bu i usually get 250-300.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    250-300 is usually what i get.. my light comes on at about 250 though and when I fill up it only takes about 17.5 gallons.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i still get between 300-325 depending on how much highway driving i do
     
  6. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    O.C.

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    I'd be happy with 300. But the bragging rights from 400 would be sweet:p
     
  7. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Ive been watching my driving very carefully lately and I average 19mpg. the best ive got so far was 341 out of a tank. I dropped my speed from 70 down to 65 on the highway, that has helped the most. I coast to stops. turn your truck off as soon as you get to your parking spot, dont let it idle for any time.

    I do need to add about 5psi to all my tires and im thinking I can get up to 20mpg. Im so close! haha
     
  8. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    I have done it several times in my 6cyl. I shift before 2grand and stay light on the gas. Also 60mph is about as fast as I would go if I were trying to get 400 miles. Its not fun to drive that way so I stopped doing it.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    I drive 90% highway, 40 + miles each way to work and back. The stop and go kills me, but I consistently hit 360-370 before light. Best I have done is 385.

    We have had some HORRIBLE wind lately, but I did a jaunt about 130 miles away, and on the round trip (73-75mph each way) I actually got worse mileage, even all highway. Seems the sweet spot (traffic + gas mileage) for me is about 66-68mph. Keeps me at a safe speed, and decent mileage.

    my current average is about 21.1mpg, on 8 fill ups
     
  10. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    My biggest challenge has been keeping it on road!:D
     
  11. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    i got 400+ on my way to alabama but that was straight driving with five ppl in and a full bed of climbing gear. What made it better was i didn't pay for gas at all and had at least 6 fill ups to go from south FL to way North Alabama. but now that i am back i'll be lucky if i get close to 300-350.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    I have been using ethanol free gas too. this tank does have ethanol though so we will see if there is a difference
     
  13. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    where are you finding ethanol free gas?
     
  14. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    where can you get ethanol free gas???? just wondering cause in FL its impossible.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    This is a short term goal of this endevor. 17.5 gal/miles driven at the time the light goes on.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    i got 290 (F-E) with 3 in. lift & 285s this past tank...but i regeared last week :spy:
     
  17. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    wat?
    that'll make it worse. higher RPMs and all.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    I get 410 miles per tank no problem. I got a K&N filter and then took out the CF, that helped a lot. The other part of it was my driving, I drive 50/50 freeway/city, but especially on the freeway I keep it at 70 and get good mileage.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    Fuel mileage depends a lot on how you drive...

    According to scanguage my best average was 28+ MPG :D but it was mostly down hill.

    Thats DC/LB 4x4 4.0L Auto

    My average/average is between 20-23 MPG , My wife's average on the same truck/ same driving location is 14-16 MPG
     
  20. Apr 7, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    http://pure-gas.org/
     
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