Join Date: Nov 2012
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Better MPG at 115,000 miles?
i have been tracking my MPG for every tank since I bought my truck new in 2012... I was getting an average of about 16.5 to 17.5 mpg for every tank the first 4 years with some fluctuation when I would get new tires or something but the baseline I got was always around 17 or if I ran on the highway the entire tank on a roadtrip maybe 18.5.... well in about September of this year I started getting 18.5-19.0 consistently every tank. I did change out my air switching valve in November but the change in MPG was before that and has stayed there since then... I looked at past years to see if it might be the gas blend but historically that didn't affect my truck like this either...
obviously I am happy I am getting better MPG but my girlfriend always makes fun of me for tracking my mpg because she didn't see the point. I always told her that if I saw a change in the mpg it would warn me something is happening with my truck before it was too late... but now that I see a change I don't have the slightest clue why... I assumed the MPG would be going down if there was an issue.
I have decided to go through and do all the 100k-120k scheduled maintenance... transmission fluid, rear differential, spark plug , coolant, oil changes... I am at 115k miles and I had held off on all the maintenance because I have been considering trading it in for a new truck but decided a new home is more important for the time being.
anybody ever heard of an increase in mpg for a 4 year old truck with 115k miles with no recent upgrades to speak of??????
2012 Double Cab, Tow Package, Window Tint, Line-X Bedliner, 4" Nerf Bars, 18" Ballistic Wizards, Max Floormats.