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Terrible MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rescuetech53, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    rescuetech53

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    I know i know. Its a truck and if I want fuel mileage I should get a Prius. Not the case. I do all highway driving and I purchased the vehicle this past weekend. Its a Certified Used vehicle has 31,000 on it. 4Door/Sport Package. I'm at a 1/4 tank of fuel left and I've only driven 210 miles. I am feathering the peddle and I've only romped on the throttle 2 or 3 times to play (new vehicle excitement).
    The Key is "IF" I get 250 miles to the tank it will only be 11.9 MPG. Any ideas why so low?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Time to put synthetic oil in the rear diff.
     
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    IMO it wasn't a full tank when you drove it off the lot..if it was, then I would think someone accidently reset the odometer after you had driven a ways.
     
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    check the second tank MPG- what size engine?
    give you a bump for more viewing.
    My 3.4 gets about 20mpg with a light foot.( 1st Gen)
     
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    When I got in the vehicle to leave looked at the fuel. I said to the guy "Its not a full tank!" Part of my deal was I want a full tank of fuel. He went fueled it up and came back to me. I've been the only one to drive the vehicle.
     
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    Has this been an issue? I'm contacting the dealership tomorrow about this. I don't know if they serviced it like they said they did.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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    Does that really yield a big difference?
     
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    Its the V6 4.0L 4x4
     
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    My 09 DC 4x4 gets about 225 to the 1/4 tank mark with 265/75/16 duratracs. Mine usualy averages about 17mpg
     
  10. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    I think your spark plugs are to be changed every 30k, too.
     
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    I'd say fill it up...I mean really top it off. Drive reasonable until the low level light comes on (or before you run dry if it doesn't work) and the top it off again and see what the milage is...
     
  12. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    Damn. That's low. 31,000 it should be more than broken in. With almost 30,000 on mine & 285/75/16's I still get around 19-20 hwy. Keep us posted.
     
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    ^^NO! Don't REALLY top it up! Stop when it clicks or raw fuel will fill up your emission system, I hear. I could be wrong.

    Synthetic gear lube made a HUGE difference in my truck. My truck felt like I was driving with the brakes on until I switched.
     
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    Your right spark plugs
     
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    Ya know that sounds possibly like mine. I feel as when I release the throttle it trys to slow on down.
     
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    Fill the tank yourself-then recheck the mileage. Since it is still the first tank of gas-DO NOT GET EXCITED. Possibly they did not fill it completely.
    Keep it simple-then after your second or third tank calculations _average your MPG.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Instead of speculating about what mileage you might get, why don't you fill it up (twice would be better) and report back then. Sounds like you are going off what might happen instead of knowing what did happen.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about the engine being broken in already.

    I've heard Seafoam may clean some injectors out or even burn hot. I'm gunna give it a try.
     
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    Come on little guy you're only 4 years old... :))

    I've heard the same shit but, kinda doubtful manufactures would want to have the warranty claims by people filling their tanks...

    I've always filled every vehicle I've ever owned as full as they'll go...taking my time, letting the tank burp etc... Could be true & maybe I'm just lucky.
     
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    Have we been trolled?
     

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