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gas fill-ups

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hamsterhater, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    hamsterhater

    hamsterhater [OP] Well-Known Member

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    from what i understand my 2011 dc 4.0 has 21.1 gallon tank. does anyone notice it never fill even close to that. i run tank down till light comes on and beyond e - line and it still only takes 18 tops. is it possible i have different tank?:confused:
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    bgsmith

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    Nope same with my 2006, its seems you have about 4-5 gallons still in the tank when the light comes on. Not all trucks are the same, there is a pretty good write up on the accuracy of the fuel gauge on here if you search.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    TastyHuman

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    That sounds about right. On my 07 when the light comes on there is around 3-4 gallons left and it's probably the exact same tank and sender.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    dexterdog

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    The fuel pump is cooled by the fuel. You don't want to run it to empty or close to it. I always fill up at 1/4 tank.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    This. Dont try and see how low you can go with the fuel gauge or else you will be needing a new fuel pump.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Jester243

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    why? :confused:
     
  7. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    this ^

    i never run below 1/4 either.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    i always wait till the light comes on..then of course i'm too lazy or in a hurry to get somewhere so i always wait till the very last minute..usually when the needle is past the E mark before i get gas. someday it's gonna bite me in the ass and i'll run out of gas before i get to the gas station.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    i only ran down to see milage after new exhaust and cold air intake . otherwise i dont do.i got 280 miles when light came on. but i was doing 80 all highway=15.5mpg i better slow down to get better:D
     
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