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38 Gal tank experiences....

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by KeithM, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Jan 18, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    This thread is starting to read like a "who's on first?" baseball skit..:notsure::)
     
  2. Jan 19, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    Took mine 20 miles past “0 miles remaining” and got 34 gallons in the tank when I filled up.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2021 at 2:32 PM
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    Just got my 21' sport with 38 gal tank. Fuel range stated 4 miles but no low fuel light or chimes. Filled up and put 31.2 gallons in. Is there no low fuel light? My 2015 would light up with 30 miles left then still put in 6-8 gallons with 26 gallon tank.

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  4. Jan 19, 2021 at 3:04 PM
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    I thought I read here that the low fuel light comes on when you hit 0 miles to empty.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    You are working your fuel pump hard and it may burn up prematurely from lack of fluid cooling it.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:27 AM
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    You are all very brave souls. I break out in hives when my gas gauge goes below 3/4 of a tank. I was amazed that at 3/4 it takes 9 gallons of fuel.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    After they buy a fuel pump or 2, just maybe it will sink in.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:32 AM
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    Paranoia is a hell of a drug...
     
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  9. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    You do it right, fuel economy is always better when you keep it full.

    Granted we drive tundras and we shouldn't even try to act TOO concerned about fuel economy haha
     
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  10. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    I fill up once per week, which usually means half a tank. Whats the point of waiting til filling up 30+ gallons every time? If you were towing and pushing it on distance to save time, Id understand.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    Paranoia will distroya..
     
  12. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:36 AM
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    You're thinking of 1/4 of a tank as where you shouldnt run below to save the fuel pump.

    Wouldn't it be worse because you're hauling all that extra weight around?
     
  13. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:38 AM
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    nope. more air space in the tank means more fuel evaporation.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:40 AM
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    That's got to be negligible.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:41 AM
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    I am just reminding those who are running it low on purpose as they tinker around. Just keep messing around and one day soon they will be needing a new pump due to running hot.
     
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  16. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:41 AM
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    Why go to the gas station twice as often? I'm too lazy.:D
     
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  17. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:42 AM
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    My 38gal experience is that its way better than the 26gal I had in my 2nd gen!
     
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  18. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:42 AM
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    Sure, but it’s something like 1 gallon a year for the average driver.
     
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    FWIW, I've always been told and it makes sense to me, you should not run your tank to empty because you are basically sucking all the sediment into the engine. As a rule I always fill up when at 1/4 tank. YMMV :)
     
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  20. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    Board name and message do not equate.
     
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    That's what fuel filters are made for. :) Just joking. I know depending where you are and fill-up, there's sometimes water, debris, and a bunch of other crap coming out of those gas pumps.
     
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    First off there is a screen on the pump intake. Secondly, a filter up the line too, so no sediment. I always buy gas at newer stations because logic says less trash in newer storage tanks. Now filling before low, running low makes the pump run hot due to lack of liquid cooling effect provided by the presence of the gas. So, 1/3 fill up at a newer station and add 2 cans of Berrymans injector cleaner every 3rd oil change. You guys and gals will be pretty happy with your fuel systems health.
     
  23. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    Why did you quote me? I was talking about evaporation, not sediment.
     
  24. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    Not sure what happened there! Quoted tchase. My apologies!
     
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  25. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    In my own defense I only read the OP post and then posted :) So I'm not sure what you got going on.
     
  26. Jan 21, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    Just assuring you that there are ways to deal with the sediment you mentioned.
     
  27. Jan 21, 2021 at 8:22 AM
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    Absolutely, and one of the easiest ways is filling up at 1/4 tank, I was just sharing information. Like I said YMMV.....
     
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    I with V10ace,had the gen 2 now a gen 3 .Would not have bought it without the 38 gal. tank
     
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    I thought the fuel going into the line is always coming from the bottom of the tank, regardless of how full the tank is.
     
  30. Jan 25, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    Might be, I know from running fish tanks the poop always stayed to the bottom until the tank gets low an sloshes around :)
     
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