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Help quick on fuel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheGrinch, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:17 AM
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    TheGrinch

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    How many gals or miles till empty once fuel light comes on I'm In the middle of no where
     
  2. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:22 AM
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    No two vehicles are the same with this, as every float has different tolerances

    That said, on my Taco's 21 gal tank, the light comes on when I have used approximately 14-16 of those gallons.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:26 AM
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    Agh I know just stopped and it was closed fml I've gone 30 miles so hopefully I got a few more gallons u made me feel a lil better
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:39 AM
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    Made it to one. Went 40 plus miles on e going 80 mph, and it took me 20.4 gallons to fill up, so I had about nothimg left. I'm an idiot... And it stopped me at 75 bucks. Prob coulda used more. Talk about close call...
     
  5. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    you would've gotten about 5-6 mpg better going 55. Also after the pump stops you can re-swipe and start pumping again.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:01 AM
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    about 2.5 for me
     
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    Wow close call. Scary like those horror movies where the escaped crazy cannibal with a huge appetite and large knife is looking for a meal....in a stranded person....in the dark....where nobody can hear you scream...
     
  8. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    I have a 20L jerrycan that i occasionally use for trips when i am travelling overnight or in areas where there isnt a station. Offroad definately.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    Yeah...If you were that worried 80MPH was not the right answer. It takes MORE gas to move the truck that fast than at 55MPH.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    In my previous life I was driving a Chrysler Pacifica and I got the on-board down to "0 miles until empty", and then HAD TO GO ANOTHER 12 MILES.
    I thought was was going to die. I made it though. lol

    Congrats on making it. Now get a jerrycan like teamfast up there. I'm looking for one too but I refuse to buy a stupid plastic one with a crappy nozzle.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    The fuel light came on just as I was pulling into the station to refuel. Took exactly 17.005 gallons till the pump stopped automatically.

    I would stay there was 4 gallons left in the tank when the fuel light came on.

    4 x avg. fuel consumption = miles left in reserve.

    4 x 18 = 72miles for me at least
     
  12. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    Got alot I want to do but we'll see, that's what the forum is for...
    I just filled up @ 17 gallons and had 240 miles on that tank. Only 14 mpg but I drive it like I stole it
     
  13. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    Got alot I want to do but we'll see, that's what the forum is for...
    Also I thought if the light comes on you got about a gallon or more.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    I have done many posts on what the fuel gauge is tellihg us... It is in my sig. info if you drag your mouse over to it...

    The tank is 21 gallons... the following are +/- 0.5 gallon:
    At the 3/4 Line on the gauge, you have 16 gallons/ down 5.
    At the 1/2 tank line, you have 12 gallons/ down 9.
    At the 1/4 tank line, you have 8 gallons/ down 13.
    When the light comes on, you have 4 gallons/ down 17.
    At the E Line, you still have 3 gallons/ down 18.

    '3 gallon reserve' on the Empty Line.
     
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