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Fuel volume at warning light?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OBJMS33, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    OBJMS33

    OBJMS33 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I put 17 gal in my 05 sr5 4cyl 4x4 with the fuel light on. Manual says tank holds 21 gal. I have a hard time believing that I have four gallons left after the fuel light comes on. Anyone have an idea how much fuel is left in the tank after the light comes on.
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  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    I generally have about 3.5 gallons left after my light comes on. Depends on how much the fuel is moving around in there before that light comes on.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    When my light comes on I normally put around 17 to 17.5 gallons in the tank. I don't push it too far because I don't like to walk to the gas station.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    Just saw that I started a duplicate thread. Yeah, i'm very curious. Thought the manual would specify. If I have that much left after the light comes on thats incredible. I got 23mpg on the 17gal fill up. If I have that much left in the tank that means my MPG's are really high.:)
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    For the life of me i swore my trucks tank was only like 15 gallons.. so I was at a hole in the wall gas station that you have to pay inside first no credit cards at the pump so i did the math and then it only filled up 3/4 I thought maybe the pump was rippin me off then i read that the tank was 21 gallon i felt stupid
     
  6. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    NO you would not. You would still have to calculate the fuel you use and the fuel you put in. My car for example fill up11gal. and let say I get 330. If I fill it up to 12 and get 360 I would still avg 30mpg.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    06dak

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    Mine did the same yours did when I filled (17 gal at low fuel light).

    They do that because if you were towing, and getting 15mpg, you'd have some buffer to get to a gas station...
     
  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    Madchild, your right. I realized after I posted that. I came up with the 23mpg considering the only the 17 I had just burned. I was at work and tired. I work nights in a hospital. Back home now.:rolleyes: I had 357 on the trip odo when I filled up on the light.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    mkeeagle

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    I didn't even know there was a low fuel light......read the book too
     
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