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2011 4.0 gas tank

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by woodside783, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. woodside783

    woodside783 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what size is the gas tank on the 2011 4 door 4.0 v6
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    21 US gallons / 80 litres
     
  3. David K

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    Welcome to TW... This may be of interest to you, as well... and unlike the gas tank size being in your owner's manual, this isn't!:


    So far, the 21 gallon tank has (+/- 0.5 gallon):
    16 gallons at the 3/4 full gauge line (down 5 gallons)
    12 gallons at the 1/2 full gauge line (down 9)
    8 gallons at the 1/4 tank line. (down 13)
    4 gallons at the E-LIGHT (down 17)
    2.5 gallons at the E LINE (down 18.5)

    E line to empty tank is 2-3 gallons ('reserve')
     
  4. buddywh1

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    Hey thanks! it is good to know...

    If you don't mind, how does one go about determining this?
     
  5. woodside783

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    ok thanks guys
     
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    Easy. Watch where your tank is reading before the fill up and then watch how many gallons you put in it.
     
  7. David K

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    It came up awhile ago and there is more than one thread on TW regarding the gauge accuracy... I am on my third Tacoma, and I never bothered to figure it it before this one...

    At first, I thought it must be random... but it was consitant for me and others here who also filled up at various points.

    The needle should be clearly over the line and not above or below... You have about a 5 miles 'window' to find a gas station when your gauge needle is over any of the different lines. So, when the needle is over the 1/4 line, fill it up... the odds are you will put about 13 gallons in... and I always say there is a +/- range of 0.5 gallons. Fill it up to where the nozzle shuts off... and round it up (if you are in a state where they let you fill your own car), but don't go to where it spills out, obviously!

    I have topped the tank several times when it was at 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and the E light just came on... Going further to the E line, I have only done once or twice... and I never have run out.

    For fun, see if your gauge is the same as mine and fill up right when the needle is over any of the marked points on your gauge... within a half gallon of my findings:

    So far, the 21 gallon tank has (+/- 0.5 gallon):
    16 gallons at the 3/4 full gauge line (down 5 gallons)
    12 gallons at the 1/2 full gauge line (down 9)
    8 gallons at the 1/4 tank line. (down 13)
    4 gallons at the E-LIGHT (down 17)
    2.5 gallons at the E LINE (down 18.5)

    E line to empty tank is 2-3 gallons ('reserve')
     
  8. woodside783

    woodside783 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    was hopeing i would get better mpg thanks guys
     
  9. David K

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    Better than what? What are you getting?

    15-19 has been my range with 16.5 to 17.0 being the most common for my mostly around trown and some highway driving. Sign up to Fuelly.com and keep a record as well as link the site to here as I have done to share your data.
     
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