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Fuel and gas tank question?

So I just realized that our tundras have a 26 gallon tank but when I am on E it only takes me 20 gallons to fill up which is usualy perfect because I use the Winn Dixi fuel perks and paid 75 cents a gallon for my last fill up but that is beside the point.

So I guess my question is, has anyone had the gutts to see how far they can really go on E? because if I did the math correctly, I should have another 90 miles on empty and thats just crazy!

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This topic comes up frequently. Long and short of it is best not to test it if you dont have to.
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No, I don't have the guts to try it myself. But there was a guy on another forum who did try this and this is what he found out.


After the empty gas light comes on, the truck can go (Tested by 2008 Crewmax, 5.7) 73.7 mi (at 13.4 mpg). According to his calculation, the reserve is 5.5 gal (Gas tank itself: 26.4 gal).

When you have roughly a half gallon left in the tank, the truck chimes. 8 mi after
the chime the truck dies.




Some owners of newer model trucks claimed that the chime never comes on like this 2008 model.

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I have gone all the way n its about 26-26.4 gal with reserve but I haven't heard the chime. I ran out of gas n had to thro a little in to get gas n when I filled up it was 25.6gal.

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Thanks man this helps out a lot, I just dont want to test it. I have a 2013 I hope it does chime at me if i get it that low

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This is just plain stupid, in my opinion. We all haul around 6 gallons (42 lbs) of gas full time that we can't, or don't use.
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This is just plain stupid, in my opinion. We all haul around 6 gallons (42 lbs) of gas full time that we can't, or don't use.


I HATE that my gas will not mix with the old gas when I put it in!!!

Keeps your F/P submerged, keeps you away from the bottom of the tank, keeps you off the side of the road.

I haul 6 gallons (42 lbs) of my fat a** around, but that's just because I like to eat. Without it though, I would not be as comfortable in my chair.


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wtf? I dont need to be protected from my own stupidity...its too late for that. For 41k I want a effin fuel gauge that tells the truth !
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Methinks Toyota Roadside Assistance would not approve of that after the first time i called them...and i would yell at them too !
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wtf? I dont need to be protected from my own stupidity...its too late for that. For 41k I want a effin fuel gauge that tells the truth !
while probably correct, there are "others" among us that were not dealt a full deck. You know, not the bright bulb on the strand? Toyota has to engineer with ALL IQ levels in mind.


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This is just plain stupid, in my opinion. We all haul around 6 gallons (42 lbs) of gas full time that we can't, or don't use.
Rick these 07 and above trucks were designed with towing 10,000lbs. That reserve comes in handy for those who tow. Personally I fill up when I hit 0. No need in causing issues on the fuel pump.

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wtf? I dont need to be protected from my own stupidity...its too late for that. For 41k I want a effin fuel gauge that tells the truth !
Ya I think that's about right, I don't no 1 person that has never done anything stupid or made a mistake. The question in the first place was how many gal does our tank actually hold, not tell us wat u think is stupid or not. U can use it instead of carrying extra weight if u want but weight doesn't matter when it comes to gas n if it did nobody would fill up, we would put $10 at a time. Guarantee everybody has ran out of gas atleast once in their life, its not stupidity or neglect, sometimes s**t happens. I have a jaguar vanden plas n it has a cool feature, when u r really low on gas it will stop like ur out of gas then go for a cpl blocks the stop ect..... It will do that for about 2-3 miles so the driver gets the hint big time.

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I can believe something shows around a half gallon left. My wife's 07 Prius does. It flashes the pump very quickly when you are at 1/2 gallon. With the Prius you have about 20+ miles.

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Here is a suggestion, Why dont we all just fill up a 5 gallon can of gas and leave it in the back of our trucks and run it until it runs out, fill it up and you know you have 5 gallons to find a gas station lol

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Here is a suggestion, Why dont we all just fill up a 5 gallon can of gas and leave it in the back of our trucks and run it until it runs out, fill it up and you know you have 5 gallons to find a gas station lol
Haha. While at it, we could make sure that the can doesn't slide around in the bed or get in the way. Let's tie the can underneath the truck near the gas tank. While at it, let's connect them together. Hey, why not integrate it as one tank since some people will forget to flip the auxiliary tank switch (which I did once when I was younger).

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