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    Anyone else notice how fast the fuel gauge moves off of full after you fill up the tank? Every other vehicle I've owned usually stayed on full for a while and then when it finally did start to move, it kept moving at a faster speed. The Tundra's gauge in my truck moves off of full when their is less than 20 miles on the tank of fuel, and then keeps moving at a steady speed the rest of the way down.

    Also notice how much more distance there is on the gauge in between 3/4 and 1/2 and 1/4 and 1/2 compared to 3/4 to full and 1/4 to empty.

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    Actually, I think the fuel gauge is really accurate. I've had vehicles in the past that get 200 miles from full to half and then only 100 miles from half to empty or worse yet only getting 30 miles the last 1/4 of a tank. I actually enjoy having a fuel gauge that seems to be accurate. If you don't like the gauge in the Tundra, just replace it with one from a Chevy. Oh but wait they quit working after a couple years anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gave_up_my_Bowtie View Post
    Actually, I think the fuel gauge is really accurate. I've had vehicles in the past that get 200 miles from full to half and then only 100 miles from half to empty or worse yet only getting 30 miles the last 1/4 of a tank. I actually enjoy having a fuel gauge that seems to be accurate. If you don't like the gauge in the Tundra, just replace it with one from a Chevy. Oh but wait they quit working after a couple years anyway.
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    Hate it have alot of gas below the E

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    Isn't that the truth, every truck I have ever owned stayed on full for at least 100 miles I was tripping out when I took delivery of my new Tundra and in 30 miles its was off full. I thought damn this thing sucks the gas but the truth is that it has more gas from 1/2 to E than from F to 1/2. Kinda weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaCub View Post
    Isn't that the truth, every truck I have ever owned stayed on full for at least 100 miles I was tripping out when I took delivery of my new Tundra and in 30 miles its was off full. I thought damn this thing sucks the gas but the truth is that it has more gas from 1/2 to E than from F to 1/2. Kinda weird.
    Exactly! These other guys don't seem to get it.

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    Yep, it quickly goes from Full to half, then time seems to stand still. It slows right down just above half down to E.

    I panicked a bit when I first saw how fast the needle was moving off of Full. I started thinking I'd be filling up every day. But in reality, its not bad at all. I'm getting about 380 Miles to a full tank.
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    FYI - I happened to be right in front of a gas station the last time my gas light went on..... I decided to fill it up then and there so that I would know how big the "reserve" is...... it took just over 20 gallons topped off.... so I guesstimate that the reserve is 6 gallons.....
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    Default Re: Tundra Fuel Gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by seadragon View Post
    Yep, it quickly goes from Full to half, then time seems to stand still. It slows right down just above half down to E.

    I panicked a bit when I first saw how fast the needle was moving off of Full. I started thinking I'd be filling up every day. But in reality, its not bad at all. I'm getting about 380 Miles to a full tank.
    Yeh it seems I drove forever with the needle stuck at what seems to be about 3/8 of a tank. Goes fast from full to 3/8 and then slows way down. I noticed when I am at about 3/8's of a tank it only took about 13 or so gallons to fill it up. Oh well, I will get used to it.
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    Default Re: Tundra Fuel Gauge

    Mine stays on full for about 50 miles now. I pack the hell out of the tank though.
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    When I first drove off from the dealer, I had about 30 miles before I noticed the needle was a good bit under full. I was pissed thinking the dealer had shorted me a full tank.
    It still gets me how unbeleivably fast the needle falls from full.

    And so far... I'm still averaging in the mid 17s. Not thrilled.. but in fairness, I havent been able to get a good flat highway run flagged.

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    Thats funny cuz that was my initial thought as well, they didn't really fill the tank! They did though. I wanna say that between 1/2 and E but closer to half tank I only took like 13 gallons.

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    Default Re: Tundra Fuel Gauge

    The Gauge is very accurate. Same style and functionality as the one on my Supra. Ever notice that the needle doesn't fluctuate up or down when park facing down or up hill. I really hated it when my Hemi, Yukon, and my Navigator did that. It was like a tease showing me more gas in the driveway and a WTF when it showed less after parking it, but then would level out after gettin it back on leveled road.

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    Default Re: Tundra Fuel Gauge

    I had a 98 tacoma before this truck and it did the same thing. Its a toyota thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtacoman View Post
    I had a 98 tacoma before this truck and it did the same thing. Its a toyota thing.
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