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Old 08-01-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Fuel Tank Capacity?

I have a 98 2wd reg cab 2.4L Tacoma. The Chilton manual i have claims 18 gallons, but when i fill up near empty, its more like 11. Which is correct? Any ideas? Thanks
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Idk about yours exactly but i have an 2001 4 door 4x4 v-6 its the biggest taco you could buy in the 1st gen. style and my tank is only around 16 gal. But I think the 2005 and newer tacos may have an 18 gal. tank. I would be willing to bet yours is around 12 ot 12.5gal.
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Idk about yours exactly but i have an 2001 4 door 4x4 v-6 its the biggest taco you could buy in the 1st gen. style and my tank is only around 16 gal. But I think the 2005 and newer tacos may have an 18 gal. tank. I would be willing to bet yours is around 12 ot 12.5gal.
I have the same truck buddy- we have an 18.5 gallon tank
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Hmm, Im wondering because my scanguage 2 is arriving next week.. 12-12.5 seems more reasonable.
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Dually near as I can research yours is 15.8 gallons. This would explain your near-empty condition at fillup, being there is around 2 gallons left in the tank at that point
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Hmm, Im wondering because my scanguage 2 is arriving next week.. 12-12.5 seems more reasonable.
No I was saying me and "stuck..." have the doublecab which has a larger tank than yours
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No I was saying me and "stuck..." have the doublecab which has a larger tank than yours
Yeh, i understood you were agreeing with stuck lol I was saying 12gallons seem more reasonable than the 18 that the Chilton manual claims lol
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Do you have a link for the 15.8 gallons? JW
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a 1998 Tacoma has a 15.9 tank
it is in the Maunal that came with the car. this was on the window sticker

I know my Fuel gauge is on E at 12 gallons. I hate this. I rather it be on E at 14 gallons.

Chiton is wrong but this is typica for them.
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Yeh, I didnt get a manual with the truck. Thanks, that helps a lot! Well, its nice to know that I can go another 60+miles on E! haha
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Ther ya go dually glad you got the answers!
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Yeh, this is probably the most helpful forums Ive been on!
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Yeah it is a good one for sure!
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ToyotaNation is to wide, in terms of sub forums not specified
Custom Tacos; Not many people on at a time, answers take a while
Thumpertalk (forum for fourstroke motorcycles); too many smartass kids

Those are the main forums I go to. And I do have to say, I get answers quick here!
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I have a 98 2.4L. reg cab 5spd. and my tank is only 12 gallons.
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Depends on what you call fuel capacity. You can fill up until the nozzle clicks, or you can do like I do and put another 3-4 gallons in there.

If you stop filling up when the nozzle clicks the first time, then I can see how you think you have a 12 gal tank.
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Well im glad Ridgerunner got on here lol ive been living a lie for 2 years now. I thought it was a 16 gal. but now i know i can drive even farther with that gas light on before i fill her up lol
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Well you will want to check your manual.
As this info may change from year to year.

I wonder what Gas tanks work with al years of tacomas.
i would like a larger tank my self.

I rather have a 500 mile range on fill ups.
but keep it all under the bed...
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Well im glad Ridgerunner got on here lol ive been living a lie for 2 years now. I thought it was a 16 gal. but now i know i can drive even farther with that gas light on before i fill her up lol
Thanks buddy
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gas tank

Is that the original gas tank for the yota. I had a tank put in on my old truck and the guy installed the line wrong. He bent it up putting the tank on. So it said i had half a tank but i was actually empty. Maybe just the opposite happened to you. You may have the remaining few gallons in the tank but its reading that you are empty. HAHA i guess the only way to find out is to run it dry and then see how many gallons fit. Its only a tow truck call.
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