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Winter/ Full Gas Tank

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CusterFan, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    CusterFan

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    Is it necessary to keep your tank filled full during the winter months? Was wondering if moisture is a problem if the tank is not kept full.

    I got my truck back last week after getting the recall for the low pressure full pump taken care of. I had to run up and down the road to get my gas tank down to 1/4 before I dropped it off. Hard for me to afford to fill the tank up so I just filled it half full. Was thinking about driving it till the gauge reads 1/4 tank again before putting another $20 in the tank.

    Just concerned if the tank will draw moisture or not. Guess a guy could dump a bottle of HEET in the tank once a month.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:41 AM
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    :violent:Bring you truck back to dealer
    Telling them that when you drop off your truck it full tank of gas:crapstorm:
    Then fill up at 1/2 to empty
     
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  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 7:54 AM
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    You're probably already running gasoline with ethanol. Just keep it above the "E".
    Much more likely that a water problem would be related to the recall repair then condensation.
     
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    Thanks Brother! Stay Safe out there!
     
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    To answer OP - I remember hearing that back in the day, so I always just followed it for whatever reason.
    I'll typically drive to 1/2 a tank and fill it to Full as opposed to driving to E and filling to 1/2.
    I'm also the person who has to round off to an even $ # though, so who knows.
     
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    I have never worried about it. I have consistently driven until the light comes on in summer and winter for 20+ years and had no problems.
     
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    Moisture was never the reason to keep your tank full in the winter too my knowledge. I was always taught to try and keep it above a half tank just for the extra weight.
     
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    Put gas in when it needs it.
     
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    This is the new Friday
     
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    I know a lot of people that swear by this recommendation. I’m pretty sure it’s a bunch of BS though.
     
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    I like a full tank in the winter to add weight to the rear
     
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    Yeah I have always kept my tank full and filled it when it got between 1/2 and 3/4. My only income is a Military Disability benefit check each month. But now since my service dept. required the tank to be at 1/4 or lower before they would work on my truck I just don't have the money to fill it full again. :( And don't see having the money anytime soon. So I guess I won't worry about it and put $20 at a time in my truck.
     
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    Thank you for your service and sacrifice, from a Canadian. I hope things turn around for you man, many monies for many moons.

    I'd follow everyone else's advice and not worry about it. Years of my own irrational OCD automotive habits can not be undone LOL
     
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    Do you find this thread entertaining because of my ignorance?
     
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    No. Thank you my friend. Stay safe out there!
     
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