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How much gas left after light comes on?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mcgiiver, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Jul 25, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    mcgiiver

    mcgiiver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have '09 Access cab, supposed to be 21 gallon tank. I am trying to find out how much USABLE fuel is in the tank after the light comes on? The pickup may not get all the fuel left. Has anyone run the tank out?

    Is the fuel pump in the tank on this truck?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    Burgman

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    the light varies, ive filled up 20.4 gallons of gas b4 tho... just fill up when the light comes on and see how many gallons u put in
     
  3. Jul 25, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    Janster

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    According to my Scangauge...there's about 50-60 miles left after the light comes on. So, I'm gonna guess about 3 gallons (give or take).

    Never ran the tank out myself, but I did come down to about 3/4 of a gallon (again, according to the data approx to the Scangauge)
     
  4. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:24 AM
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    mcgiiver

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    Wow, 3/4 gallon really gets most of the gas out of the tank. I would think you would be sucking air on every bump in the road. How does the scan guage know how much is left? Do you program in the tank capacity? Or does the ECM chip tell it so?
     
  5. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    [eric]

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    when i first got my truck i read it was 4 gallons left when the light comes on. i have gone 60 some miles before but i get scared and fill up. it can probably go another 10-15.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    when my light comes on and i fill up right away, i usually put in 17.5-18 gallons.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    i thought about going another 40 mi after the light came on but i was too scared that there wouldnt be a close gas station
     
  8. Jul 25, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    ozmon420

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    filled up the other day after the light came on and filled up a little over 19 gal trying to figure out mpg now that i have topper.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    when the light comes on, there is right at 4 gallons left
     
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