General 2016 questions

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by eagleguy, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. eagleguy

    eagleguy Well-Known Member

    What is the octane requirement for the 2017 Tacoma V6, what is the purpose of the ECT PWR button and when should it be used? I am trying to hold off unwrapping my owners manual from its sealed package as long as possible. LOL
    I did some searches and see the recommended octane is 87 but I am only getting 15 mpg all around. I thought going up in octane might help and was curious if using the ECT mode constantly would have a negative effect even though shifting is allegedly better. To date I have not used it at all.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    87 octane.

    ECT holds gears longer. It doesn’t hold the manual closed though.
     
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Like Nancy said, 87 octane is recommended. Your overall mileage will change based off of: your driving distances, patterns, and conditions.
    ECT shouldn’t hurt to use all the time, it’ll just drop your gas mileage. It’s made to hold gears to a higher RPM so that you get more power/speed.

    And so you don’t have to unwrap your manual, here’s a link to the 2017 Tacoma Owner Manual online:

    https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om-s/OM04013U/pdf/OM04013U.pdf
     
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  5. OP
    eagleguy

    eagleguy Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Nice, such thoughtfulness @Bogunn
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Do you have it lifted with 285’s? 15mpg all around is low if it’s a stock 2017 Tacoma. I’ve never seen you post any pictures so I’m asking. Post some pictures :)
     
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  8. Tacoman112

    Tacoman112 Well-Known Member

    15mpg stock taco is horribad! I get 15-16mpg and that's with lift, tires, bedrack and tent.
     
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  9. krazirob

    krazirob Well-Known Member

    So I see everyone saying that 15 MPG is horrible. I have a 2018 stock DCSB with TRD OR package and I only get 15MPG.

    If I drive like a granny I get 16MPG for the trip.

    Oh and I have a MT too. I shift at around 2-3k rpm and still gas mileage is around 15.

    I use 87 octane from shell or Sonoco.

    So what could I be doing wrong. Should I take it in? Is it a lemon?
     
  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for noticing my compassion.
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Not hard to do. But... you’re welcome.
     
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  12. WEX

    WEX Well-Known Member

    Get the Toyota Owners App. It has a manual in it. Read the electronic manual please.
     
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  13. WEX

    WEX Well-Known Member

    Hell, you enter your VIN, set a pic of your vehicle, name it, all of your services from Toyota enter into it automatically, you can add extra notes.... get the app.
     
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  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I may be wrong, but I think @WEX wants you to download the Toyota Owners App. Lol
     
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  15. WEX

    WEX Well-Known Member

    Lol. If you refuse to open your paperback, yes. Everyone needs to read their flippin manuals.
     
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  16. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    There's an app for that.
     
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  17. Qwiksndmn

    Qwiksndmn Active Member

    I’m getting 18.9 mpg in my 2016 MT, Lifted with 285s.
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Are the tires C, D or E?
     
  19. Qwiksndmn

    Qwiksndmn Active Member

    E
     
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I wish I was getting 18mpg. 14 if I’m lucky.
     
  21. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    But you look good doing it. That’s all that matters.
     
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