Hello, everyone. I'm new here, just got referred here from another site. I recently bought a 2008 Yaris, and I like it so much I decided to hit the net to read what others are saying. My new car has 822 miles on it now, and at last fill-up the math says it made 42 mpg. Well, I'm here because someone told me I can find information here to help me maximise what--to me--isalready great fuel economy.
My other vehicle is my work truck, a souped-up 1997 Dodge Cummins 4x4 which gets 16 mpg. Great truck, not a good commuter.
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So I should try to squeeze a little more out of the Ram? I'm already working on squeezing as much as possible out of my new Yaris: DFCO, higher tire inflation, trying to keep the rpms down to 2500-2800, planning to get a ScanGauge II, using as many of the little techniques as I can, etc. I know I got 47 mpg out of it for a little ways, and it seems to be getting 42 with 'normal' driving and steep long grades and lots of idling, etc. So I hope to boost that number, and I'll let you know.
Any ideas on the Ram? I know the injector pump has been tinkered with; it doesn't have synthetics in it; maybe I should have the fuel turned down and replace every lube in the truck with synthetics. I am running large aggressive tires on it; I need these for the hauling of trailers up steep muddy or snowpacked icy driveways here in the Colorado hills. I know I could put a larger exhaust tube on it. But how much money should I dump into it? Not sure I want to put too much into it.
I would suggest you add your Yaris to the garage and keep track of your progress. Also, you will find that a Scanguage will help you alot in getting the best mileage on your 2008 Yaris. Also get your tire pressure up.