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Old 06-17-2010, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Tank Capacity

Do these short bed trucks really have a 26 Gal tank? When my truck is on empty I can squeeze 14 gal in it? Do I really have 12 left in the tank? That seems like its a little too much reserve. Something doesnt seem right. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do a little searching. Been hashed many times before.

Some feel gauge is right on, others have your experience.
Get it checked out if it really bothers you.
Know your truck is the best policy. Use trip and mpg monitors (must reset every time) in conjunction w/ fuel gauge and you should have a big picture.
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Yup....when my warning bell for low fuel comes on Ive got 5.5 gallons left..Thats on my 09...on my 04 its was the same.......5.5 gallons....GM misses the boat on fuel tanks with short beds...my neighbors dodge short bed has 34 gallons........
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my short bed tank is only 20 gallons its really wierd i know its 20 but its the only diesel i ever seen come with that small of a tank mine is a limited addition but i dont really know whats different about it though
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I think the gassers are 26Gal.. Why would your tank be less than everybody else's truck? How did you figure 20 gallon tank?(Short bed)
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think the gassers are 26Gal.. Why would your tank be less than everybody else's truck? How did you figure 20 gallon tank?(Short bed)
Indeed, it is a 26gal.

I would love to be able to move up to a larger tank - 26gal. is just around 400miles - less if you're towing.

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Ive ran the tank to empty and only fills up 2 twenty and there a sticker on the truck where it says its a 20 gallon tank dunno y.. it is weird i aint figured it out yet
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ive ran the tank to empty and only fills up 2 twenty and there a sticker on the truck where it says its a 20 gallon tank dunno y.. it is weird i aint figured it out yet
Its 26
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no ive gotten under the truck and everything and looked its a 20 gal tank wierd i know but its only a 20 gallon tank ive ran it dry before and had to redo the filter n everything only takes 20 gallons
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Strange. I ran mine down to just under 30 miles left on the DIC, and I was able to get about 22.5 gallons in on my 2010 CCSB. If they weren't so expensive, I'd do a Titan tank, but for the cost, I'll just stop more often.
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