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Fuel mileage

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by MrBill757, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Aug 25, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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    MrBill757

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    So.o.o.o.o.... Filled up my barand new Tundra with big engine and big gas tank with 1/4 tank remaining. Put my 1st 500 miles on in order to begin towing next week. Almost all the driving was hiway driving, except for maybe 20 or 30 miles. Had 515 miles on the truck and put in 24.8 gallons. Didn't top off the tank when the fuel pump stopped. Is this truck special or what? Dealer told me that 85 octane is just fine even though the owner's manual says to put nothing less than 87. He told me owner's manuals are "generic". $2.05/gl at Costco.... wow
     
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  2. Aug 25, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    alalmcgrath

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    Don't believe what the dealers salesman tells you. They make up answers they know nothing about.
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ Calm your tits

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    Sounds about right on fuel economy for all highway.

    I use 87 octane.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    Mckeyleroy

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    The best my 14 Platinum 2wd Crewmax ever displayed was 15.3 but it had 4.30's in the rear. Ran like a scalded dog with a shotgun blast to his a$$
     
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  5. Aug 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    I just got 20.4 on the my trip to Downey from Twentynine Palms... Light foot is the key
     
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  6. Aug 27, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    rideandfly

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    Agree, light foot is key.

    Checked round trip from NC to VA and back with less than 1000 miles on the Tundra:

    480 miles
    23.25 gallons of 87 octane gas
    40PSI in all four tires
    20.6MPG
     
  7. Aug 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    Sean266

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    Actually, mine has increased since adding a s/c :burnrubber:
     
  8. Aug 27, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    matluth

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    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.
    Can I use that " Ran like a scalded dog with a shotgun blast " quote? Not necessarily here... I did get 14.9 last weekend.
     
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