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Tracking my MPG...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Veccster

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    Been tracking my gas mileage for the past few months. I'm attaching the spreadsheet for anyone that would like to do the same. It's easy to print the receipt from pump (I use a credit card for all purchases) and write the Odometer reading at the top - throw the receipt in the glove box and complete the spreadsheet every few weeks.

    If you don't feel like opening or viewing the attached spreadsheet, here are the averages:

    Running MPG Average: ................17.82 mpg
    Total cost of fuel: ..........................$386.78
    Cost of fuel per day (81 days): .....$4.78
    Total Miles Traveled: .....................2,096 miles
    Total Gallons Pumped: ..................136.73 gallons


    I did not log my mileage when I was using 87 octane but think I was getting around 15.5mpg. My truck has NOTICEABLY more pick-up with 93 octane. It seems to accelerate much faster.

    • 2009 Double Cab short box
    • TRD Sport with SR5 and tow package
    • Stock suspension with TSB leaf pack
    • Stock Bridgestone Dueller H/T - 265/65/17
    • Soft tonneau is usually covering the bed
    • Usually driving alone with no additional weight in the bed or cab.
    • Mostly rural driving (back roads, stop signs, hills, etc). Small percentage is on a highway for longer than 5 miles without a traffic light. We do have a lot of hills around here too.
    • I do not have a girlie foot when I drive. I accelerate to the red light then apply brakes (none of that coasting or hypermiling bullshit).
    • Highway trips are noted (there was only 1 so far).
    If you have questions on the spreadsheet, just ask. Hope this helps anyone looking at a similar truck.

    EDIT...Sorry but I don't know how to upload a spreadsheet. I would be happy to email it to anyone...just PM me your addy.
     

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  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    JKD

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    I keep a spreadsheet too, but I've become addicted to the Fuelly web site for keeping track of MPG.

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  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    MassTaco

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    I was using a spreadsheet, but fuelly works really well. Plus you can export the data to excel if you want to for any reason.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    EricS76

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    I keep track of mine with www.mpgtune.com My average in 10 months is 17.55mpg.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    brian

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    I still wanna know how the hell you guys are getting the same mileage I am, and I have 33's! My average is between 17.3 and 17.5 mpg. I got nearly 21 with my stock tires. I drive like a bat outta hell too!
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    Holy crap, you pumped over 20 gallons into your tank on a fillup!?!?! Dude, I hope you're carrying a 5 gallon tank in the back in case you run out. Thats living dangerously!
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    EricS76

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    I live in hilly country, haul around 500 lbs in the bed most of the time, pull a small trailer every once in a while. When I pull a trailer my mpg for that tank of gas will be 15.xx. That really brings my average down. If I drove on the highway empty all the time, I would be averageing 20.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    Hmmm.... you should clarify that. No biggy. Yeah... with a trailer my MPG varied like none other. My worst was a little under 13 mpg pulling the rockies with 4000 pounds on the back.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    I shit you not...:D

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  10. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    Packman73

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    I don't have a spreadsheet but I've been averaging ~17mpg.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    I just got my best mileage to date in my 2.7 4x4. 20.7 mpg. With the mileage you guys are getting with the v6, I really regret not buying one.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    I just signed up for fuelly
     
  13. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    I also just signed up.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    I'd sign up but honestly, I think this is one case were "ignorance is bliss." I like my lead foot, and I don't wanna feel guilty about it :D
     
  15. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    im doing it just so i know...its prob going to be bad
     
  16. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Lucky, you got cheap gas where you are. :(
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    I will also be signing up for Fuelly. I had no idea such a site existed.

    Would've saved me some time on creating this spreadsheet :rolleyes:
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    I just signed up for it and uploaded my spreadsheet for both vehicles
     
  19. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    I have a 2008 V6 and was using 87 octane and got about 17.3 mpg. I recently switched to 91 octane a month ago and notice an increase by 2 mpg.

    I know I read this somewhere on TW about someone getting the same thing. I had to try it myself, and now I can totally verify that it's true! Probably a wash, though with the 91 being 10 cents more.
     
  20. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Of the six 2006 Tacoma V6s on Fuelly, I'm getting the worst MPG.

    sonofabitch!

    I get 22mpg on interstate trips, but I live in a really hilly area... (Hence the name "Vestavia Hills") I blame my shi**y MPGs on the terrain around here, b/c I certainly don't push it.
     
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