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Winter fuel is killing me...16 mpg... easy miles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacodan, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    Tacodan

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    I had not averaged my fuel mileage since the summer so I thought id average it for the winter..

    What a joke...16 mpg? Really? I drive like grandpa ( Honestly) and never "put my foot in it" - Babied back and fourth to work..

    My fuely shows 272 exactly when the "e light" came on,,so do the math. 16 even..and during fill up I had fuel coming back out of the fuel tube..

    ...In the summer I was doing 18 mpg consistently and as soon as the fall and winter approached Bam! Dropped like a rock

    Maybe its time for tuneup too...
     
  2. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    tostidos

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    summer you will be lucky to see 19-20. DO you have any mods? I get 16mpg regardless of how I drive. BUt i have a considerable amount of mods too. and extra weight.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    I'm lucky to get around 13 or 14 on a good day and thats with babying the hell out of it...
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    16 mpg is good for winter for me
     
  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    X2! My 16mpg is all summer driving. My truck hasnt been driven the past 2 winters.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    I get 18 or so on 32's with a supercharger I get 20-22 in the summer.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    The only mod that has been done is a K & N filter..and if anything, that should help....tire pressure etc is correct...
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    ziggynagy

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    I drive a 4.0 V6 and consistently getting 17-19mpg, tho I very rarely go above 65mph as I've noticed going above is a major detriment to mpg. Bought my taco in October so I've yet to see how summer mileage will play out.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Very true..
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    16 is about my average for the last month or two. Wasn't really keeping track before that. Did notice a drop from summer just because I can't go as far between fills. Not sure how much though. Id guess about 2-3 MPG
     
  11. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    i got 21 the other day in my double cab 2nd gen OP. that was from Raleigh to Mount Olive to Winston Salem, back to Raleigh. fuel light came on at around 330 miles i think it was. did the math after fill up and it was 20.88 or something like that. and i dont drive stupid, but i was making pretty good time on my way to Winston and i don't drive like a grandpa. . my trucks got like 103,000 miles on it and no mileage effecting mods too btw.

    what kind of tires you rocking?
     
  12. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Let us know this Summer..
     
  13. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I average about 15-16 in the winter, but I get nearly 19 once we switch back over to summer blend...
     
  14. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Are you running stock size tires?
     
  15. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Grantreks here...
     
  16. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    Yeah The Dreaded Dunlops lol
     
  17. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Mine dropped from 16-17 on the norm to 14-15 when it got cold :(
     
  18. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    :woot::woot:
     
  19. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    Hmm, intersting how far do you drive on your typical drive? Lots of stop and go traffic etc?
     
  20. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    wow. where do you buy your gas from? i know i kept noted where i got the best gas mileage when i bought my truck. my habits of course were a factor to consider, but it just happened that every time i bought x stores gas i got better mileage than with y or z's or any other store. so i only try to buy gas from x store now. whether it really makes a difference i don't know.
     
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