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low fuel light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bigd1634, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Nov 7, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    Bigd1634

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    I have a 2010 Tacoma Sport long bed and I was wondering how far you can go after the low fuel light comes on. On my old dodge I knew that I could go 40 miles before I was out of gas. Has anyone tempted to see have far you can go.

    Donald
     
  2. Nov 7, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    tanktodd

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    Probably not the best for your truck but on my 08 when the light comes on I have about 3 gallons left. I've gone 50 miles with it on.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    BIGDEZUL

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    I have a 2010 trd off road 2wd. Pushed mine about 45 miles.....filled up 20.04 gallons to give u an idea. I paw paw'd the crap out of it and got 371 miles on that tank
     
  4. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Per the many many many other discussions we've had on this topic on this forum it comes on with around 3-4 gallons remaining.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    AlerAero

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    Wow I usualy get 360 miles before my light goes on. My light usualy comes on when I have 3.5-4 gallons left!
     
  6. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    yotarob2005

    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    When mine comes on I hit the next shell station I see, why push your luck?
     
  7. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Sometimes I wish I drove on the highway more (I very rarely do) so I could see those better MPG's. I typical get no more than 300 miles out of a tank (but I refill before the light goes on).
     
  8. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    AlerAero

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    I don't push it! Cause I would not want to have to push her!!!! 4300lbs a little heavy to push to get gas!!!! ha ha
     
  9. Nov 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    x2 lol plus its probably not good on your fuel injectors :eek:
     
  10. Nov 7, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    Ocean's

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    The Manual says that when the light comes on your near empty and FIll UP Imediately! And that was my first time filling Up, and I was stressing.

    But then I only put in like 18 Gallons. But I thought the manual said we had 21 Gallon tank.

    So, now reading this thread, it looks like we do have like 3 gallons after the light comes on...
     
  11. Nov 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    jnoley07

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    I have pushed mine to when I filled up it took 19.5 gallons. Cutting it close. On my first tank when I bought it new I got 400 miles on that tank. I want some more of that magic toyota puts in the truck off the line. LOL
     
  12. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    dexterdog

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    In tank fuel pumps use the fuel to keep them cool so it is not a good idea to run the tank consistently low.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    40 miles is a really safe bet. anythingn over is pushing it
     
  14. Nov 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    supralight

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    I did 100km (60 miles) with light up, and there was still about 5-7 liters in the tank
     
  15. Nov 7, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    I wanna test this someday on my 2010 4x4 TRD OFF ROAD with Towe
     
  16. Nov 7, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    It will go on until it runs out of gas and them some...............I know when mine goes on and I fill it back up I usually get about 17.5 gallons back in and considering its a 21 gallon tank that roughly left me w/3.5 gallons when the fuel light went on.........that 3.5 gallons will only last you depending on your driving habits....I am not a lead foot so I "might "get 50- 60 miles @ most,but I would not push it.............
     
  17. Nov 7, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    SLOCOMA

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    U guys are nuts.. Once that light comes on, its the next gas station I see..
     
  18. Nov 7, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    in my Regular cab 4x4 im getting 400-425 miles before the light comes on and pull into the first station i see and put 17.5gallons. So i see about 22-25mpgs. Worst case senario 22mpg and 3+ gallon will get me 60-80 miles but why push it.
     
  19. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    AlerAero

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    We are not nuts we just know how far we can go when the light comes on. I use the same station most of the time. And when I use other ones I know what Stations in my area that have good storage tanks and don't buy the crappy "discount" fuel!!!
     
  20. Nov 7, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    i know it wasnt the smartest but i ran mine out of gas when i first got it (new so lesser chances for dirt in the last bits of fuel) i drove around for 4 hours and did 174km in mixed driving (highway and town). but no worries it didnt change in performance or anythin at all. and unlike some vehicles it will restart with a little bit of a jerry can, my dads van wouldnt start until it had a quarter tank after his unintentionaly ran out.
     
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