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Small Gas Tank????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by veet skeet, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    veet skeet

    veet skeet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, my E light came on yesterday, and when I filled up, it said it only filled up 17 gallons and that was it...

    I thought Tacoma's had 19 gallons and then 2 extra reserves, making 21? But the E light was on and the needle was directly on E, and it only filled up to 17...

    On those 17 gallons I got around 260 miles plus or minus, I have billy 5100's up front at 1.75, no lifted rear, and 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers...

    Why is my tank only filling up to 17 when the light hits E???
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    The tank is 21 gallons ( actually it's 80 litres ) , it's not empty when the needle is on E
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    OZ-T

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  4. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    You've got 4 gallons of reserve when that light comes on, about 80 miles if you drive it nice.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:30 AM
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  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    I fill up when the tank gets to half. Psychologically cheaper to fill the tank that way. :D
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    So about 19% reserves. That's good. Takes the thinking out of fillups - just fill at the next gas station when the light comes on.

    Airliners carry 15% fuel reserves under IFR, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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