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I only drive 300 miles per month but I want the 46 gallon TransferFlow. Bad idea?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by tundrathr0w, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    tundrathr0w

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    I only drive 300 miles per month but I want the 46 gallon TransferFlow because I like the idea of rarely having to go to the gas station, having a lot of gas on hand for emergencies, etc.

    Is this a bad idea? Do I risk the gas getting stale and damaging my engine??
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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    If you’re really worried you could just put some quality fuel stabilizer in with it. If you’ve got the money to spend and your state allows it. I say go for it.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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    No problem. The gas will not go stale
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    Or buy non-ethanol gasoline.
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    Gasoline is good for approximately 1 year without additives.

    Good. To. Go.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    Does non-ethanol gas not go bad?
     
  7. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    I let my Nissan sit for six or so months. Started it up and drove it around just fine. If you have the money for that giant tank, knock yourself out. I wish they made a bigger tank for the first gens.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    Always ..........................[​IMG]....:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    I don't blame you at all, Its like knowing of 2 bad guys on your street but keep 500 rounds close by?? Your fuel will be fine for a few months :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    heart wants whats the heart wants :)
     
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  11. Jun 13, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    I like that it doesn't tend to absorb moisture from the atmosphere, so I always put it in my vehicles that sit for extended periods. An example would be my 70 El Camino that has a vented gas tank. Honestly, I don't think that's probably an issue with the modern EVAP systems. If you're driving 300 miles a month, and even with a 46 gal tank, you're likely burning it all before it could "go bad", even if you're topping up "along the way".
     
  12. Jun 13, 2018 at 9:50 PM
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    I’m putting about the same miles on as you. My 2015 just turned over 10,000 miles. The 46 gallon transfer flow tank is one of my best mods. Worth every penny.
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    What's your refueling strategy like? Refuel at half? Refuel at empty? I bet with the 46 gallon + infrequent driving, you pretty much never go to the gas station??
     
  14. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:13 PM
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    I usually go all the way to empty. Once i went 80m after the light came on. l was clenched so tight i left a permanent ridge in the middle of my seat. You’re better off keeping it full though, so there’s less room for condensation. It’s months between filling up.
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:16 PM
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    And you've had no problems with fuel pump or anything else, always burning older fuel?
     
  16. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    No problems with anything. I did put some Stabil in for a while 2016-2017,but decided it wasn’t really necessary
     
  17. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    Lol if your pockets are burning full of cash. But if I were you I wouldn’t.
     
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    Why not?
     
  19. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    I agree. If you’re out in the middle of no where or wheel in the desert... maybe. But not just so you can fill up every couple of months. I think that money could be spent wiser.
     
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    Did you upgrade the tank yourself? I reached out to my local Toyota Dealer about upgrading from the 26 gal tank to a larger one and they were like "We've never heard of this, it's never been done, it would cost you $4500 in parts alone, blah blah blah".. needless to say, I wasn't expecting that kind of an answer!
     
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    Are you taking long trips? like @joonbug said - why waste money on this when theres so many other things you could get for your truck instead
     
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    Thanks a lot for your input! Where would you personally put the $1500+ instead?
     
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    suspension, tires, better headlights (unless you have a 2018, those stock leds are nice), tints if you're somewhere warm, armor
     
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    @gosolo is your truck just parked in the garage a majority of the time? I'm interested in what people are doing with trucks that are practically stored until needed on a trip (i.e. keeping truck sealed, covered, etc.) I now am driving a company truck around a majority of the time and have the tundra parked except for camping trips.
     
  26. Jun 14, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    First off, if you got stuck with the stoopid 26g tank it’s not a waste. In fact it’s really a waste to continue to live with that. Second, what rule says buying one mod keeps me from buying others. I have every mod on my truck that I want.
     
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    Yes it stays garaged 100%. I have it on a battery tender so it won’t go dead. It’s still got a little “new truck” smell (VOC’s)
     
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