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Fillin'er up ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoeN 267, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    I'll explain the reason for asking this below: When you fill up the gas tank, do you guys "top off" or just fill until the pump stops automatically ???

    I ask because my last truck, 2004 Dakota, had a 22 gal. fuel tank, and was a real pig on gas (v-8, auto, 4 wd) - anyways when I would fill up and the pump would stop, I could still put 3 gal.'s of gas into the tank - Dodge looked into this and even replaced the "sending unit" to no avail -

    So, being this is my 1st Tacoma I thought I would ask before I do something I shouldn't -

    Thanks

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  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    I just go until it pops.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Since I have a scangauge... they specifically tell you to fill until the pump stops and that's it. Also, I try to use the same gas station & the same pump everytime.

    Nothing wrong with squeezing more in if you want to.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    i have keep the change with bank of america where if you buy something for $10.57 they charge you $11.00 and put $.43 in savings for you. So, i pump till it stops ex $49.67 then i keep pumping till i get to the next dollar amount plus 1 cent. so ex $50.01 then BOA charges me $51.00 and put 99c in my savings, I fill up 2 times a week at least so its another way to put money in savings here and there its not much but it adds up like keeping a change jar...
     
  5. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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  6. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    I pump until it stops...
     
  7. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    Sounds like a problem with the filler neck, gas tank design or something else causing gas to flow up the filler pipe when you still had space left.

    I haven't had enough experience with our Taco to know if this is a problem - I suspect it is not. Ordinarily it is not good to top off because it can cause gas to splash out. If you top off on a warm day and then park the truck, the gas could expand further. Remember it is coming out of underground tanks that are pretty close to constant temperature year round - about 55° where I live. (I get a kick out of suggestions to buy gas in the morning when temps are cooler. The gas in the tank is not going to change during the day and won't swing much through the year.)
     
  8. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Until it stops. That's the only semi accurate way.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    You're not supposed to go after it stops, you go too high and the gas gets up to the vent system and saturates the carbon canister you're going to have an expensive problem. Also makes it easier to screw up the gauge
     
  10. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    Activated carbon canistor gets suturated with fumes in a few years anyway and how does it hurt the gauge? Just wondering...
     
  11. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Since I started tracking my mileage on Fuelly, I just wait till it pops. Before that, I would round it to the next dollar.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    The way i look at it is rounding the the next dollar only adds .25 gallons MAX which still your mpg will be within 3-4 tenths accuracy

    Ex. 400miles/17 gallons= 23.5
    400miles/17.25 gallons= 23.1
     
  13. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Shouldn't be that saturated, not at all. If it gets too saturated you can get back splash or an issue where you can't pump gas for more than a second without the pump clicking off because the air can't escape quick enough (heard of this quite a few times). Not to mention it could hurt the sensors up there.

    And the gauge thing was because I've heard a few times of the float in the tank becoming stuck or damaged from overfilling, not likely but possible.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Yea, I know, I'm just being anal about it.:D
     
  15. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    my parents pay for my gas since i commute to school (pretty sweet) so i squeeze as much gas as i can into it when i get the gas card. but maybe i shouldnt
     
  16. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    Fill it until I can see gas in the neck, never had a problem is 30+ years of driving. My last Toyo 4Runner had 94k on it, filled to the neck every time. If the system is designed right, fuel shouldn't "run" into anything.
     
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    I fiil it up till it pops then I rock it a bit to put in a little more.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    I top it off on every tank. I usually drive long distances and can usually get an extra 50 miles out of a tank if i top it off. Can't explain why it does, it just does.

    Here in Europe I will be topping it off since the only gas stations that we can use that we dont have to pay $1.33 a litter are few and far between.
     
  19. Nov 23, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    I shake it around just to get the last few drops. I paid for them, so I may as well try and get them. Plus, it kills me to see drop hit the paint :mad:
     
  20. Nov 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    I know shit about gas pumps but one time I had trouble getting the thing to pump. The gas station dude came out with a bucket and drained about a half gallon of gas out of the hose. He blamed people who try to top off their tanks which causes the pump to suck gas back up into the vapor return line so you may be giving some back by overfilling.
     
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