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Old 08-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #31
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That's interesting. My '07 FJ gets about 22 Imp miles/gal, & it looks like your '11 gets just over 25. (not towing) I wonder why? Newer engine?
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:30 PM   #32
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That's interesting. My '07 FJ gets about 22 Imp miles/gal, & it looks like your '11 gets just over 25. (not towing) I wonder why? Newer engine?
My numbers should be pretty accurate. I was making a special effort to completely fill the tank to near the brim during each fillup, and I recorded volume at the pump and km's from the odometer. My FJ is pretty much stock with all-season tires. Have you modified yours in any way?
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My understanding is that if you "fill to the brim" some of that gas will exit through a vent, so you're just wasting gas.
If you let the pump shut off and don't try to top it off beyond that, you will still be able to calculate mileage accurately.
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My understanding is that if you "fill to the brim" some of that gas will exit through a vent, so you're just wasting gas.
If you let the pump shut off and don't try to top it off beyond that, you will still be able to calculate mileage accurately.
That may very well be the case. However, on my truck the difference between filling to the brim and stopping when the pump shuts off is about 600 versus 500 km per tank. I prefer to not fill up as frequently.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #35
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Speed effects mpg. What speed is everyone driving?

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Our Frontier/5.0 combo seems to be most comfortable at about 62mph.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #36
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I towed mine up the highway yesterday just to see how it would do. My Ram 1500 (V6) and 5.0 seemed just fine @ 70 mph. I was comfortable around 65 mph.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #37
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Over filling the fuel tank (adding fuel after the pump shuts off in response to back pressure) will eventually cause the charcoal canister in the evaporative emission system to fail and turn on the "Check Money Light" and possible missfire.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #38
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Ice-Breaker, don't over fill your gas tank! You "WILL" be buying a new charcoal filter. The one on my Toyota failed from that practice. When the pump shuts off, hang up the hose.
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Is this charcoal filter an American thing? I've not heard of it before!?
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Some vehicles use it as part of their emission system, depends on each auto manufacturer.
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