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Fuel light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Glocker23, May 26, 2012.

  1. May 26, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    Glocker23

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    Approx how many gallons or miles are left in the truck when the low fuel light comes on Came on the other day and I filled up right away so didnt get to test it out
     
  2. May 26, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I'm not sure but the tanks are 21 gallons. How many did you put in to fill it?
     
  3. May 26, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    I think 16-17. So you can really go pretty far on the rest of the tank. COOL
     
  4. May 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    For US gallons... convert with Google..etc.

    Frank
     
  5. May 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    FYI, not good to run your tank dry because it will eventually kill your fuel pump.
     
  6. May 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    if i fill up when my light comes on its normally 17g, so being a 21g tank most likely 4 mmore gallons
     
  7. May 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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  8. May 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    I would say its safe to drive ~50 Miles once the light comes on. I wouldnt push it. Not a good idea to run it dry and sucks being stuck on the side of the road..

    FYI 1L = .264 gallons.

    so 15L = 3.96 Gallons
    and 11.3L = 2.99 Gallons
     
  9. May 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Not only is it a bad idea to run empty but even running low is bad because all the shit in your tank gets sucked up clogging your fuel filters or worse. I would say if the light comes on find a gas station.
     
  10. May 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    Incorrect the fuel pump always sucks from the bottom... fuel does cool the fuel pump, so low fuel levels dont cool the fuel pump as effectively and as we all know heat kills.

    And dont trust on a certain amount of miles after the light, it will change when it comes on depending on how long you wait to fill up. I used to run it way down and get 19+ gallons on fillups and my light wouldnt come on till around i had 18 gal used. But not that i fill up sooner it comes on closer to 16-17 gal used. But if you use your avg mpg's you can really stretch out a tank of gas
     
  11. May 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    Mine comes on with 4 gallons left.
     
  12. May 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    I'm looking for a gas station once I get below 1/4 tank unless I know exactly where I'm planning to refuel.

    I ran it to the light once to verify that it worked and when it came on, but other than that, I never run below 1/8 tank... 14-15 gallons is my typical refuel point.
     
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