Joined: Jan 2010, #30054
Location: Riverton, Utah
Also, sharp, long turns can also throw off your gauge. Anything with any sort of angle or g-forces will move the fuel around. It could also just be that the imperfections in the road caused just the perfect amount of movement in the tank for there to become waves over time, which would cause the float to drop down a good amount.
Make sure to watch your miles and that your gauge does actually keep the right levels, as it very well could be the float is stuck or the sensor is malfunctioning. It's just one of those things that can happen with age. Only way to know if that is the case is to drive it and see if the level actually moves. Just dont run yourself out of gas.
2002 Tacoma 4x4 TRD
3.4L V6, Auto, SR5
Upgrades Trail-Gear SAS (4" springs, Rock Assault housing), 4.88 gears, ARB front locker, ARB front bumper, Elite rear bumper, Bilstein 5150, BFG KM2 35x12.5x15, TRD Supercharger, billet grille, AFE Pro Dry S filter, Magnaflow exhaust, Wet Okole seat covers, Weathertech floor mats, Line-X bed liner, Optima battery, Hayden 679 Trans Cooler, Tiregate, LED dash lights, PSC Powersteering Pump
Additions Relentless Fab Sliders, Warn M8000 winch with in-cab controls, roll/light bar with roof lights, Scangauge II, Garmin Nuvi 1350T GPS, Viper 5901 alarm, Hella 500 driving lights, PIAA fog lights, engine lights, Midland 75-822 CB, Trail camera system, LED rock lights, BAMF diff skid plate
Mods Grey wire mod, rear diff breather mod, debadge, deck plate mod