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18.57 gallon fill up?!? WTF?!?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ska Himself, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Ska Himself

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    Went to fill my truck (04 v6 4x4) up tonight, sat in my truck while it was filling up, looked over and BAM! 18.57 gallons!

    I thought it was only a 15.8 gallon tank. What the fuck?!? Every time I've filled it up over the past year+ it takes just over 16 gallons (which I can understand). But 18.57???

    Am I high or am I missing something? Or both?
     
  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    obviously its not a 15.8 gallon tank if youve been filling up just over 16 for the past year...
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    It would be a 20 gallon tank, cause you say you always put in 16 gallons. And I'm guessing that you don't run it until it completely runs out of gas correct?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    bone dry is 15.8 gallons..Add in the filler neck, is probably another 3 gallons. Sounds like your tank was packed as full as it could get.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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  6. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    I had the same thing happen the other night to me, It usually takes right at 14-15 gallons but two times ago when I filled up... 17.143 gallons. I Was shocked.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    9 out of 10 times I run that fucker until the needle is pointing due south (average 280-290 miles a tank).

    Every time I check the specs they say 15.8. Add a gallon or so for the neck and I can see mid 16 ...
     
  8. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    my 2011 db cab trd sport has an 80 liter tank and converted to gallons thats 21 gal so it sounds like you got more gas in the tank than you think.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    when i googled it, it said prerunner models have 18.5 and the other models have 15.8... but thats the internet
     
  10. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    go back to gas station with a one gallon milk jug pump exactly 1 gallon and see if there reader is right we had a place in our town robbing everyone but only counted .70 of a gallon as a whole gallon
     
  11. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    My 2005 Double cab has a 17...how do you get 21??? When mine's dead on empty I can squeeze 18 into it
     
  12. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Mine is also a 21.1 as stated in the manual.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    That's crazy! Instead of using the milk jug, you can always check with your lawn mower cans. I fill those up so much in the summer, I would know if they were short changing me.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    No shit? I wonder if mine is a 21 too...you'd think since its the same body and engine
     
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  16. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    And once I put in 20.9 gallons.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    2nd gen tacomas have 21 gallon fuel tank. you hit the gas light when you use up 17 gallons.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Mine is the same...


    SPECIFICATIONS
    2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 V6

    Base Price $ 24,750
    Price As Tested $ 30,575
    Engine Type dual overhead cam 24-valve V6
    Engine Size 4.0 liters / x cu. in.
    Horsepower 245 @ 5,200 rpm
    Torque (lb-ft) 282 @ 3,800 rpm
    Transmission 5-speed automatic
    Wheelbase / Length 127.8 in. / 208.1 in.
    Curb Weight 4100 lbs.
    Pounds Per Horsepower 16.7
    Fuel Capacity 21 gal.
    Fuel Requirement 91 octane unleaded premium gasoline recommended
    Tires P265/70 R16 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A
    Brakes, front/rear vented disc / drum, antilock standard
    Suspension, front/rear independent double wishbone,
    coil springs /
    live axle with leaf springs
    Ground clearance 9.4 inches
    Drivetrain front engine, on-demand dual-range 4-wheel drive

    PERFORMANCE
    EPA Fuel Economy - miles per gallon
    city / highway / observed 17 / 21 / 19
    0 to 60 mph 7.5 sec
     
  19. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    IIRC you have a +/- 3 gal reserve when the light comes on.
     
  20. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    4 and yes.
     
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