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weird...my tank... #141360 Mar 31, 4:08pm Mar 31, 4:08pm
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weird...my tank...
It says Celica GT can contain 14.5 gallon gas...
But when I almost run out my gas,
I go to gas station. And the most I can get is only 12.xx gallon . the fuel gun stop right away...
Does Celica can contain 14.5 that much?

Re: weird...my tank... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #141361 Mar 31, 4:09pm Mar 31, 4:09pm
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yea mine does that too

Re: weird...my tank... [Re: oOoLINoOo] #141362 Mar 31, 5:10pm Mar 31, 5:10pm
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If you ever bothered to read your manual, you should fill up the tank when you reach 1/4 of a tank on the fuel gauge. this is for two reasons:

reason one, it's bad for the fuel pump, if you only have 1/4 tank or less of fuel, the pump pick up will suck air (especially when cornering) this can hurt the fuel pump, and your engine (sudden lean condition!)

Reason two is the tank full switch, as many of you may know, there was a recall on these, and it's what stops the gas pump when the tank is filled to capacity. bottom line is, if there is not at least 1/4 tank of fuel in the tank, the fuel gauge will eventually become inacurate.

on my GTS I have a 12 gallon capacity. when I get to about 1/4 tank, it takes about 10 gallons or so to fill it up again. So in reality, my tank may have a capacity closer to 14 gallons, but note that if you overfill beyond reccommended specs, your fuel system will suffer. bone dry, you shouldn't put more than 12 gallons in.

If you want to run with less fuel (less weight) get a smaller aftermarket fuel cell. a 6 gallon would be great, weighs a lot less than the factory tank too. just know that you will be filling up more often.

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