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Gas tank size for 2nd Gernation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Manwithoutaplan, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    How come on the sticker paper where they list all the things the truck has it say there 21 gallon tank...but I have ran the truck dry and I have only pumped 18.5?? Is it the way the Japanese measure there gas tanks??
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  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    what do you mean dry? the needle goes a long way past even with "E"
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Jigzor

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    Why would you run it dry? Do you have something against your fuel pump?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    ya ive found that i can get altleast 20 miles more or so after i hit "E"
     
  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    I just put 18.5 gallons in on Saturday and I wasn't 'dry', the light was on and the needle was past E.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    i think you can get more
     
  7. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    In my experience, the light comes on at about 18-18.5 gallons used but you can definately go more miles pass the E but since the fuel pump uses the gas for cooling, its not really recommended.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    its 21.1 gallons for the 2nd generation tacomas...
     
  9. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    i did not know that well looks like ill fill up more now that i know
     
  10. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    When the gas light comes 'on' - you can get approx. 60 miles after that.
    I've been within 20 miles of empty (according to my scangauge).
    And yeah...it's a 21 gallon tank.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    ohhh that might mean that the gas station your going to is cheating you.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    In this situation I think he'd be cheating the gas station
     
  13. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    mine is 09 dc 4x4,when mine gets to the empty mark it will only hold 17.2 gallons
     
  14. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    yep, keep some gas in those tanks, the fuel pump is keeping itself cool from the liquid gas. drop to low and the fuel pump gets hot and burns out prematurely
     
  15. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    I pumped 20.7 into my 09 on the first tank. I'd been reading on here that the light came on at 17 gallons, so I based my milage and how far I could go on that. Turns out my light comes on at 18 gallons. Yup, it was too close even for me, lucked out....
     
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