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what gas do u use 2 get best mileage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LEEP, May 15, 2009.

  1. May 15, 2009 at 3:31 AM
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    LEEP

    LEEP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i find mobil + shell gets me best mileage--- at 70 mph average 20 mpg 08 ttacoma v-6 87 octane
     
  2. May 15, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    Janster

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    I use 87 octane and usually I get it at WaWa (cheapest in my area). Haven't noticed any problems in terms of power or pinging for the driving I do. I drive about mixed half/half city & highway with 4.0L 4WD Access Cab Automatic going 65mph on highway and I get overall average around 18mpg.

    Only a couple times - I've filled up the tank and taken the truck on trips where my speed was 45mph consistantly for like 3 hours. My scanguage (setup for Average Per Tank) showed I was getting 23mpg Average.
    So, I know its capable of getting great mileage if the conditions warrant so.
     
  3. May 15, 2009 at 4:35 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Shell 87 octane.
     
  4. May 15, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    Veccster

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    Here's a tip many know but others may not...

    Avoid gas stations if you see the tanker in the parking lot. If he just filled up the tanks, he stirred up all the gunk that sits on the bottom. If you REALLY need gas from that particular station, ask him what octane he just filled and pump another octane into your truck.

    I am not particular about the brand of gas...just the octane (91 or 93).
     
  5. May 15, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    neslerrah

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    Chevron and Shell.

    • 87 in town (21-23 MPG)
    • 89 when I do road trips (24-26 MPG)
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Best mpg... avoid stations w/ E10 or 10% ethanol sticker on it. If you have the option...

    From what I've read some areas with madated E10 (not here) its only in 87, but not Premium. The increase in mpg may offset any additonal cost and a couple ponies to boot.
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    ZonKs

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    Chevron 89. I usually get around 19 mpg per tank.
     
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