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Old 04-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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Keep you fuel tank at least 1/4 tank level?

In the cars i have in which the fuel pump is located in the gas tank, i try to keep the level at 1/4 or higher....the fuel helps cool the pump, therefore extending the life of the pump. Do you guys do this with your Tacos?

I do admit that I don't always do this and sometimes run on fumes before filling up....
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in all my vehicles ive had ive always 'tried' to fill up at the 1/4 mark, butting lately my gas light has been coming on a lot and i throw a 20 in and its gone the next day
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Any car I have ever owned I have always tried to fill the tank when it dropped down to between 1/2 and a 1/4 tank. Unless i was running them on a long trip on the highway. Its always easier to stop and fill up when its 1/2 a tank low than when its empty. plus over the long haul it helps to prevent moisture from building up in a almost empty gas tank.
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Yep, always at 1/4 and always with premium................ymmv
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1/4 tank at a minimum in my truck. Once in a while, I'll run it lower but very infrequently.
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I drive mine until the light comes on, then go to the pump and let it fill until the auto-shutoff stops it.

Always the same.

Gives me consistent gas mileage readings that way.
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I drive mine until the light comes on, then go to the pump and let it fill until the auto-shutoff stops it.

Always the same.

Gives me consistent gas mileage readings that way.
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Yep, always at 1/4 and always with premium................ymmv
do the 2nd gens have the capability for increased power with premium?
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If you live where it gets cold at night, low tank levels can cause more condensation to form.
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When the light comes on it's time to fill up unless there are no gas stations along your future route .
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good posts and I agree about the condensation...another good reason to keep it as full as possible, especially during any long term storage.

But hasn't anyone heard of the fuel helping keep the fuel pump cooler so it lasts longer? I'm not making it up that's why i do it. in the old cars, when we had mechanical pumps on the engine, this was not an issue, but with the electric ones it is. Maybe in the Tacos, the pump does not sit low in the tank?
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Came across this on the internets a couple weeks ago, interesting read:

http://rense.com/general81/gass.htm

"One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying i ts empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount."
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I don't worry about it. Just don't run it out, as that can damage the cat when the engine stalls.
The fuel flowing through the pump cools it. This has never been a problem on Toyota vehicles.

It's been a big problem on GM vehicles... but they frequently fail even when not run empty.
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i usually fill up at about 1/4 tank just outta habit
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do the 2nd gens have the capability for increased power with premium?
The V6 was designed for premium, but de-tunes for regular.
The 2.7 shows no change.
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1/4 tank at a minimum in my truck. Once in a while, I'll run it lower but very infrequently.
Pretty much.

I don't sweat it if my light comes on... I mean there's still 3-4 gallons left... but I normally make sure that I don't park it for the night with less gas than would be needed to get to work and back (90 miles).
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Came across this on the internets a couple weeks ago, interesting read:

http://rense.com/general81/gass.htm

"One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying i ts empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount."
So, if I'm reading this correctly, your gas is gonna evaporate out of a sealed tank?

I mean, MY gas tank has a pressure warning on the cap, and its tough to have a closed, pressurized system if theres enough holes to evap the gas all out.

Or am I missing something? Like, my 18 gallon tank is gonna have 12 cents of gasoline evaporate and stay inside the tank as non burned fuel this month? Oh noez?
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So, if I'm reading this correctly, your gas is gonna evaporate out of a sealed tank?

I mean, MY gas tank has a pressure warning on the cap, and its tough to have a closed, pressurized system if theres enough holes to evap the gas all out.

Or am I missing something? Like, my 18 gallon tank is gonna have 12 cents of gasoline evaporate and stay inside the tank as non burned fuel this month? Oh noez?
Pretty sure the quote is referring to the gasoline that vaporizes while the fill up is taking place and could escape the tank before you put the cap on? Not sure but the article had some good points.
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