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Gas tank size???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by jeff6001, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    jeff6001

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    Ok so i've heard that a normal gas tank size is 18 gallons. Did i just pull this out of my ass or am i making it up? So I tested it, I ran my truck bone dry untill it didnt even want to turn over. I put excatly a gallon of gas and ran it to the gas station and could only put 15.24 gallons in. So what size of gas tank does a 99 (1st gen) have?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I see 18 gallons:) Thought I'd give ya all your specs whilst I was at it.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    kraaazymike

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    I guess 1.76 gallons of gas sits at the bottom of the tank below the pump siphon? :confused:
     
  4. Jun 21, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Thanks! just was wondering to see my gas mileage.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Doesn't it say in the manual. On the back of mine it has some reference matereial such as gas tank size and recommended octane and stuff.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    The 1999 factory documentation states the 5-lug 2WD fuel tank capacity is 15.1 gallons and the 4WD / PreRunner fuel tank capacity is 18.0 gallons.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Mine... 2000 4wd says 18 gallons. But when I fill it from almost empty I can get 15 gallons in.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    x2, all I could get in my tank was 15+ gallons
     
  9. Jun 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    jeff6001

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    Filled up this past week with premium. What a wast of money. Got 15 miles less!!!!! WTF!!!!! Did the same driving nothing different.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    For one thing - your Taco is designed for regular. For another thing - it takes a while for the ECM to adapt to the different fuel ...
     
  11. Jun 26, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    ive let my 96 go to where id go over a bump and it would stutter and i filled up with like 17.(something) gallons. when my tank is on E im always sure i have 3 gallons left for me to get wherever i need to go
     
  12. Jun 26, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    My 03 has a 18.5 gallon tank.

    There's a "reserve" tank so to speak. Whenever you're on E you're not actually empty. Once you're fuel light comes on, you're using the "reserve tank."

    What I mean by reserve tank is that the fuel gauge doesn't read the entire gas tank, just a portion of it.

    I think the reserve around 2.5 gallons.

    So for me, my gas gauge reads how much fuel is left of 16 gallons, not of the whole tank.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Ive never been able to put much more than 16 in my 95.5 tacoma v6. On another note, cant figure out how I can get 200 miles on the first half of the tank, and less than 100 on the second half.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM
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    Mother of God. This is a thread revival for the books.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to post my findings with my 96 Tacoma 2.7 4x4.

    I just recently ran out of gas, and to my surprise, either this year Tacoma did NOT have a low fuel light, or mine is not working.

    Also, I used to think that the fuel gauge needle would drop slightly below the "E" line. Mine did no such thing. My engine stalled when my needle was right on the "E" line; causing me a whole lot of headaches. Most of which have not yet been sorted out.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    96 does not have a low fuel light. Fail.


    Anyway, I put 19.5 gallons in my 1st gen once. Filled to the brim from below E.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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    Rickalders

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    Per the 96 FSM, the fuel light is only available with the tachometer equipped instrument cluster. No tach, no light.
     
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