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Gas tank completely empty when at the E line?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Jul 28, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Karo

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    Or does it go back further than that when its totally dry in there?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    Fire931

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    lol... funny you post this. no more than an hour ago i ran mine down to more than a full needle width PAST the empty mark.. it was about half way between that mark the the "E" on the gauge...
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    You have 4 gallons left when your light turns on. So it'll go below the "E" line before it dries out.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    I've gotten down passed the E line, but I noticed that when I turn off my car, the needle goes about 1/8th inch bellow the line. Has anyone ever completely ran out of gas here?
     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    3.5 -4 for me as well. Never ran out of Gas, and hope to never find out how low it will go before it runs out either.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    When my light comes on it takes 17 1/2 gallons ..... 3 1/2 left.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    ^^^

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  8. Jul 28, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    when my light comes on it is at 17... Ive been tracking this forever. you have 4 gals left. I have actually had my light come on right next to the pump 3 times and every time it was 17.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Pretty sure the taco only has a 20gal tank, including "reserve" but not including the fuel in the lines.

    Unless you have a dent in your tank that reduced your capacity.

    EDIT: Your altitude would effect this number as liquid at lower pressure expands more and has more volume. I'm at 6000 ft.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    21 gal tank
     
  11. Jul 28, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    x2...I track my mileage religiously, and when on E it is normally ~17 gallons to fill back up...and I think the other posters are right, I think the owner's manual says it's a 21 gal tank.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    yeah I ran it all the way out of gas once...I only get about 12 mpg....
     
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    I try not to find out since the guys here told me that the fuel pump & filter is in the tank it wears out the part prematurely & is a very expensive fix not to mention getting stranded somewhere then a big bill. Now I make sure not to go past a 1/4 tank.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    running a fuel pump out of fuel is not as detremental as everyone makes it out to be...
     
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    I have let mine go pretty close to E and still only needed 20.05gal.

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  16. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Exactly...but people believe everything they read on the internet. I run the fuel down usually 20-30 miles with the light on. I have always done this on every vehicle I have ever owned and never had a fuel pump fail me. Thats kinda one of those old wives tales. I used to have a turbo honda accord with a walbro 255lph pump in it and ran it down to fumes and never had it fail on me. I have never actually heard of anyone who had a fuel pump failure because of this.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    The chevy guys have it happen almost as routine maintenance... there were a few reports on here I read about too.

    Anyway I still wouldn't go below 1/4... not just for the fuel pump, but who wants to explain why you forgot and ran out of gas? Talk about embarrassing.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    So you fuel up every time you reach 1/4 of a tank?

    Sorry man, but that's just silly.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    I have heard when the light comes on, you have about 3 gallons in "reserve". I have gone as far as 65 miles after the light came on and have not ran out. I feel comfortable I can go 60 miles if nessesary once the light comes on based on my personal tests.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    How is keeping the fuel pump cooled properly silly? I fail to see how doing proper maintenance is silly.
     
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