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    Default V6 Gas Mileage

    I have a 2005 V 6 Access cab. What kind of gas mileage have owners of this type been getting? thanks in advance for replies.

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    My 05 v6 6spd has been getting bettween 16.2 and 16.9 on 75% highway 25% city. With the exception of my last trip. 220 miles, all highway, 80mph, 15.1 mpg. This trip was all hills but nothing that required down shifting to maintain speed.

    I filled up on monday and am trying to keep the RPM's under 2500 and the speed under 70. Hopefully this will help gas mileage, and i can break the 17 mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert12600
    My 05 v6 6spd has been getting bettween 16.2 and 16.9 on 75% highway 25% city. With the exception of my last trip. 220 miles, all highway, 80mph, 15.1 mpg. This trip was all hills but nothing that required down shifting to maintain speed.

    I filled up on monday and am trying to keep the RPM's under 2500 and the speed under 70. Hopefully this will help gas mileage, and i can break the 17 mark.
    I've tried doing the same thing with my V8 Tundra, and I'm getting about the same mileage wise. The best tank I've ever gotten with my Tundra is 20.868 MPG and that was with strictly highway driving, and 75 MPH+. Since starting to log my mileage in June of 2003 I have averaged 16.869 MPG with mixed driving.
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    The sticker on the window said 17 city, 20 Highway. I kind of figured I wouldn't see 20 except on long trips, but i haven't seen 17 on my normal drives. I read in another thread that it takes a while for the engine to break in and start to get the mileage it should. With 2400 miles on the truck I would think it's getting close.

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    Dang, I guess I'll be keeping my 02 V6 Access Cab a while longer. Before I put on the SC, I was getting 19.2 mpg for the first 39921 miles. After the SC install, my mileage has dropped to 18.33 on my daily commute.

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    Default $105 a barrel :-0

    I see today Goldman Sachs bank, the biggest trader of energy derivatives, said prices could ultimately surge all the way above $100 a barrel.

    This will mean $4-5 a gallon for gas .
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    My '04 4x4 gets 18.6 for an average on a 25% city/ 75% country backroad commute. Not quite 10k on it yet. Mileage suffered a bit in the colder winter commute, but getting closer to, or slightly above, 19 now that it's warming up. I think the manual transmission makes a lot of the difference. (I'm also over 40 and have to buy my own tires, so I rarely squeal off at the light and I haven't experienced the speed limiter kicking in)! Yet.

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    My new in December 2005 Tundra DC 4x4 is now averaging 14.53 mpg over 13 tank fulls. Best tank is 15.21 and worst tank is 13.43 mpg with a little over 4,200 miles now on the truck. Most of my driving is what I would call city driving at 45mph or less (stop and go). I've also noticed that the MPG has been creeping up as the months, mileage and temperature slowly increase. The gas formulas should be changing over to the summer blends soon. We'll see if it goes up any more.
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    I just had a fill up on the new Access cab V6 and it was 17 mile per gal. That's not bad with only 340 miles on the truck. So hopefully highway miles will be better. This 17 was mixed with mostly city driving. By the way someone was talking about installing a SC. What is a SC?
    Thank you for the reports.

    My old Ranger with a 4 cyl. only got around 24 or 25 on the highway. I will be proud if I get 20 mile per gal on the Tundra and look what I have...more room, a great bed size, power, etc. So when you get in the mully grubs about gas, come on, let that stuff go, you will not be getting any better with something smaller and one will have to put up with a small truck. (oh you will get better mileage, but what is 5 -7 more miles per gal)

    Has anyone tried those tornado air inserts that go into the air induct line to the carb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken52
    I just had a fill up on the new Access cab V6 and it was 17 mile per gal. That's not bad with only 340 miles on the truck. So hopefully highway miles will be better. This 17 was mixed with mostly city driving. By the way someone was talking about installing a SC. What is a SC?
    Thank you for the reports.

    My old Ranger with a 4 cyl. only got around 24 or 25 on the highway. I will be proud if I get 20 mile per gal on the Tundra and look what I have...more room, a great bed size, power, etc. So when you get in the mully grubs about gas, come on, let that stuff go, you will not be getting any better with something smaller and one will have to put up with a small truck. (oh you will get better mileage, but what is 5 -7 more miles per gal)

    Has anyone tried those tornado air inserts that go into the air induct line to the carb?
    I think SC could maybe mean an superchager....About the tornado air insert I've had one but I didn't see any difference on mileage or power also....
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    I have a '01 access cab with the stick and (on California gas which sucks) average 20 MPG. The best was just under 22 and went 517 miles (brag, brag). I do qualify for the senior discounts at restaurants, but I don't drive the slow lane on the freeway. WB

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    Changing the shift points helped quite a bit. Filled up tonight and got 18.3 mpg.

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    It appears that the '05 DC's aren't getting the mileage that the AC's get. My '01 AC got around 16 mpg and now my (new to me) '03 has averaged 16.3 for the first five tanks. That includes a 17.55 and a 15.8. It seems to get about this regardless of how I drive it, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parshal
    It appears that the '05 DC's aren't getting the mileage that the AC's get. My '01 AC got around 16 mpg and now my (new to me) '03 has averaged 16.3 for the first five tanks. That includes a 17.55 and a 15.8. It seems to get about this regardless of how I drive it, too.
    My 2005 DC always get 15.5 or better. Last tank nearing 17. I think that is darn good for Overgrown Toy with a V8 Pig. I don't floor it from stop lights but I have no problem using all 8 cylinders. I can't complain. My 2002 Grand Caravan 3.3L V6 only did 19-20.

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    Default 05 DC v8 4x4

    14.5 strickly in town driving.

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