Atkinson cycle 3.5

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by 1234halo1234, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    There are updates for the transmission and you can have them check the fluid. Some of the 2016/17’s were coming from factory with low fluid. Not sure how many 18/19’s are but That can cause issues. Like @Bogunn said the truck will learn your driving style. Also like @B-Man said don’t be afraid to get on it it’s not a baby truck. ECT button makes you cool. Like @Crawdad said we like pictures.
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  3. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    What grade fuel are you guys running? Was just glancing thru this catalog they call an owners manual and it says 87 or better. Beings its a high compression engine I was thinking at least 89, possibly 93.
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  4. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    I run 91 in my 2017......same gas station every week.
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  5. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    91 octane Shell. And I stay away from the small stations.
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  6. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    I always use either BP or Shell, depending on which end if town I'm in when I decide I need gas. Whatever is in it right now is what the dealer put in it, ya know my "free" full tank of gas. I'm sure its good stuff
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  7. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I must've struck a nerve...
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  8. tinyjew

    tinyjew Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just generation shock. I researched the **** out of the second gen, I test drove half a dozen but ended up stumbling on a great deal on a loaded 2016 and jumped on it and to be honest at first I was disappointed in preformance (I also didn't test drive it) ... But boy give it a few weeks. Drive it, put that peddle down. After a few oils changes you'll both be more acquainted and you'll hopefully be as happy as I turned out to be. I love my 2016.
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  9. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

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  10. oconnor

    oconnor Active Member

    You didn't test-drive any 3rd gens? You cannot be serious.
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  11. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    I didn’t test drive mine. I’m completely serious. I didn’t test drive the 2003 Tacoma I bought either. Didn’t have to I knew what I wanted.
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  12. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

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  13. oconnor

    oconnor Active Member

    If it had turned out badly would you be here trashing the truck with your first post?
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  14. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    No way. That’s not the trucks fault
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  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It’s tuned for 89. Makes since to me.
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  16. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    It's not 87?
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  17. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Drive it like a Civic and u will find the power.
    Drive it like a truck and ur gunna be wondering why ur minivan ain't movin much
  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It’s tuned for 87 Octane.
    Page 626 of the manual.
  19. bdarnold12

    bdarnold12 Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm just too much old school and don't understand all this computer stuff. I thought the computer made adjustments to run the best on whatevwr gas you ran, ie, knock sensors retard timing to stop pinging, run better gas and timing is allowed to be advanced. Then you have VVT and the computer controls the injector pulses. Am I in the right ballpark or am I reading far too much into this?
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  20. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    To what extent?

    If I run 110 would I make more horsepowers than 91?
    If so, how much 110 would I need to run to purge all the 91 out of the tank safely without cooking the fuel pump?

    Even then, vvti is most likely load based right?
    So.... How about octane on demand?

    Where's Tom Nelson at?

    Yeah I ramble a bit when I don't sleep well.
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  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Cause your ears were burning. :D
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