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I always fill up my tank when it's half empty. Anyone else? Is this safe?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by tundrathr0w, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    tundrathr0w

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    I like to have a full tank of gas, and whenever it reaches half empty I always fill it up. I never let it go below half full. Even more so because I have the small gas tank (26 gallons).

    Anyone else do this? Is there a concern that the "old" gas isn't getting cycled out, and eventually will go bad?
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    You are fine. I hope you don't take many long trips, though. Stopping every 2.5 hours will get old.

    With that said, 1/2 on the gauge is not really half in the tank.
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    I typically never let my tank get below half full. You are not alone my friend.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    I do the same...

    I do it so it doesnt hurt the wallet as bad as doing a full tank.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    My thoughts too!

    :spending::spending::spending::spending:
     
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  6. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    Exactly the same.
     
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  7. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:42 PM
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    I had a Tacoma up until a few months ago and a tank of gas would last me a week....and to fill it up was 15 gallons. I traded that truck in and got a 18 Tundra and a half a tank last a week ....and I put the same amount of gas in it to fill it.
     
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  8. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    koditten

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    LOL. ^. I have both and have found the same. They don't use that much more fuel than a Tacoma.
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    It depends on a whole lot of variables. I have never ran out of gas in any vehicle, much less, my Tundra. The fuel indicator is very reliable. You should have a few gallons of reserve in the tank once the indicator comes on. In fact, I have literally driven 10+ miles on “E” long after the indicator light comes on:infantry::mudding:
     
  10. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:46 PM
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    I fill up when it gets to a little under 3/4 of a tank. I don't want to feel the pain of filling up a 38 gallon tank from empty. I have just driven local so far. I've only had two weeks.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    exactly.

    I could never get used to driving the Tacoma, I missed the extra power and height, so I had the chance to move up and momma ( the mrs ) said it was ok. having the extra power is REALLY nice......
     
  12. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    Agreed, my taco burns as much fuel as my tundra but is much smaller and less power. Go figure.

    I usually fill my tundra up just before empty, if you guys are only using half a tank and then filling up are you ever cycling the older fuel out? I guess it dilutes over fill ups but I would think running it lower and adding more fresh fuel the truck will run better, especially with today's ethonal crap.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    just a fyi.....at half a tank its 15 gallons , so that will give you an idea if you want to let it get to that point before filling up. if I did 3/4 I would be filling up every couple of days.
     
  14. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    sr5shark

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    I typically fill up with just over 1/4 tank remaining because the Safeway gas points max out at 25 gal. (This and my wife does not like seeing the $100+ fill-ups of the cc.:D)
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    I fit at least 20 gal when mine's at half, usually closer to 25.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    I use my Safeway points and test myself to see if I can hit exactly 25 gallons to make sure I don’t waste a cent of the discount.
     
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  17. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    I have a 38 gal tank and fill up half way. I don't want a $100 gas bill. But half isn't really half. When I fill at half, it only takes 14 gallons. At least it doesn't take premium.
     
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  18. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    Randy Morton

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    I try to fill up when the gauge goes below half a tank. That way I don't have to make an emergency fill up if there's a crisis of some kind. As for old vs new gas, the gas is thoroughly mixed when you fill the tank.
     
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  19. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    I know and yes, its getting old filling up every three days. I did let it go to just under half once and it was almost 50.00 to fill up. It's a silly mind game. I'll get used to this shitty gas mileage. I love this truck too much not to.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    Yep-between a half- and a quarter-tank, I am filling up. For all the same reasons people are listing.
     
  21. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    The lowest I can stand is between 1/4 and 1/2. Half is when I strive to fill up.
     
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    I try to fill up at half or above. Having the pump shut off because the price is too high is annoying. A 38 gallon tanks does that in California. :(
     
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  23. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    I use about $200 worth a month...$200 is 200 whether you fill up 2 times or 4 times lol
     
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    I love how this is a thread.

    There are more of these types of threads on this site than there are with issues or real problems with the trucks.

    On that note, I fill up whenever I go to Costco. If I’m near a half tank when I’m there it’s getting filled up. Otherwise as soon as it starts getting near a quarter tank I try to get gas. 26 gallon tank. Every so often I screw up in the light comes on and that makes me anxious. I don’t think I’ve ever put more than 22 gallons in though. And that was maybe once or twice. Usually it’s anywhere between 15 gallons and 20.
     
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    Is it half empty or half full? :D
     
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    I always fill up when it’s a quarter full.

    I remember being younger and an engineer buddy of mine told me it was bad to let it get near empty because of the residue or whatever.

    Don’t know if I believe that now that I’m older and less gullible....or is it more cynical??? Eh semantics.

    But that reason started my quarter full habit and I haven’t stopped since LOL
     
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    Mmmmmm.......Jennifer aniston.......anyone that says the tundra is outdated....show them a picture of her or Cindy Crawford.

    They still gots it!
     
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    Ain’t that the truth!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  30. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    Yes sir!!

    :jellydance::kona::bananadance: :dancingbacon::broccoli:
     
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