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low gas audible chime mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 07DblRunner, May 9, 2010.

  1. May 9, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    I havent ran out......yet. But I have been damn close too many times. That little light doesnt do it for me.
    Anyone have a mod to add a chime? I would like to use my seatbelt chime as the low fuel alert..... that would be sweet!
     
  2. May 9, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    FYI: Shouldn't allow fuel to run that low. Not good for the fuel pump inside the tank. It is cooled by the fuel. When low, pump works harder & heats up.
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    I know I know....... but it happens once in a while.
     
  4. May 9, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    That light does remind me of epic fail. Even my mom's RAV4 has a gas tank that lights up, not some dumb light.
     
  5. May 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    The whole tank lights up?!?! Crazy ill mod right there
     
  6. May 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Doesn't the fuel keep the pump from running too hot as well ? Pretty sure it's a good idea not to be on fumes too often , I just add gas when I get to a 1/4 tank , it doesn't cost you any more to keep a bit left in the tank .


    OZ
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 12:13 AM
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    DING!!!! Fill the fuck up!!! Lol.
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 2:14 AM
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    The Dust Bowl
    My grandpa never let his gas tank get below half full. Of course, that was in the days when the bottom of your tank was probably full of water, rust, and other things. It's never a bad policy, however, to fill up at a quarter tank or so as it leaves you an emergency reserve.
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 2:16 AM
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    wat?
    guess toyota needs to add a pop out new jersey gas station attendant...lol
     
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    The Dust Bowl
    Or Oregon, you can't fill your own tank here either. I've been out here 10 years but, being from Kansas, it still makes me feel like an idiot every time I have to let someone else pump my gas.
     
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    When the light comes on (2nd gens), it's not THAT low. You've got probably close to 50-60 miles left (3 gallons) of fuel in the tank. I have faith that Toyota designed things properly. Besides....when was the last time you read about people needing to replace fuel pumps ever on these trucks?

    Besides that...I personally don't have time to run to the gas station all the time. When my light comes on, I get gas almost immediately. My Scangauge is 'more accurate' when I wait till the light comes on.
     
  12. May 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    My point as well.... Its my work truck and I am so busy all day that I dont notice that little light come on.
     
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    Even if you did have a 'chime' of some sort..... How would you want it to beep?

    What I mean is..... the logistics of making a chime that would only beep at you once everytime you got in your truck versus beeped constantly as long as the light stayed on (probably drive you crazy till you reached a gas station).

    Neat idea....but probably more difficult to do than its worth?
     
  15. May 10, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    yep... i stop for gas somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2... never worry that way.

    p.s. it's funny to call the light an epic fail... me thinks it's the driver...
     
  16. May 10, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    Our trucks are brand new. There may not be any talk of replacing them right now, but 10 years in the future when mine is still going and the rest of you are having your pumps dropping like flies...

    And I believe Chris4x4 figured out that with the size of our gas tanks, 4-5 gallons in the tank only equates to about 2-5 inches of fuel depth in the tank. The pump is a lil'bigger than that. While you don't have to worry about the truck dying in 15 minutes when the light comes on, just be nice to the vehicle and keep it above ¼ full.
     
  17. May 10, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    You don't need a chime or buzzer. What you need is a recording that comes on "Hey Stupid Your Low on GAS"
     
  18. May 10, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Um mine already does give one chime the few times I have run that low. Do you want to change the point at which it beeps?......someone else tell me this isn't just my truck.

    EDIT: After seartching around it seems some older ones do not have the chime, mine definately does have a chime with light the first time.
     
  19. May 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    i think giving the gauges a quick scan, especially at start-up is a good safety habit. i do it all the time.

    i never run out of fuel.
     
  20. May 10, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    I was gonna sugest wiring the low fuel light up to the door chime...until I read this! haha it would just continue to go off untill you filled up! :eek:
     
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