GAS MILAGE?

  • Tiny
  • dribbler1
  • 1990 Toyota Pickup
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • manual

Any way I could get better gas milage getting 60 miles to the 1/4 tank?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 6:48 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Do a full tune and compression test, fill the car and drive 100Km's or as close as you can and re fill this will give you and accurate litres per 100 Km's or miles per gallon depending on what you deal with, do this and see what the readings are, tank gauges are just a guide and not at all accurate for economy testing.

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 7:50 AM
  • Tiny
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How do I do that?

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 3:17 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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What part do you not understand?

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 3:19 AM
  • Tiny
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A compression test

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 7:39 AM
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You need an engine compresion tester, this screws into the spark plug thread and you then crank the engine 3 or 4 reveloution on the key and read the presure reading, you must take all plugs out and earth the coil lead so you do not get a shock.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 7:42 AM
  • Tiny
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Better to let a professional do that probley

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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 AT 10:21 AM

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