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Icon5 Gas tank size

This is probably in my owners manual but I don't have it at the moment.. anyone know the correct size of the gas tank on an '01? The best I found on the web was 74 liters which is roughly 19.5 gallons. Is that accurate?
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19.5 gals. is correct for a '01 ext. cab.
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that makes me happy haha thank you

i'm getting much better mileage then I previously thought
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tank size doesnt affect millage... total miles/fuel used
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but if you figure your gas mileage counting in more gallons than you actually have then it would create a lower mpg
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^ still makes no difference... i fill my tank full, set the tripmeter to 0... drive truck, when i fill my tank full again, i take the number of miles on the tripmeter divided by the number of gallons it takes to fill the tank... i could have a 40gal tank and not know it and my numbers would still not change
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if you drive say 200 miles on the tank and THINK you have a 25gal. tank and fill your truck but dont think to look at how many gal. you put in (i know some people that go by what their tank is not what they put in) then it throws it off

but yes if you do it how you should and go by what you put in and miles drove on THAT amount it wouldnt change with the size of tank

but the way i took it, he drove a certin amount of miles and took a guess at how many gallons he used so if he thought the tank was bigger it would make it lower
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NOW I KNOW WHY SOME HERE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT POOR FUEL MILEAGE. They don't know how to really figure fuel mileage. They think you just fill the tank and drive xxx number of miles and fill the tank and guess how many gallons they used and how many miles they drove and figure it up.

jtslmn720 has it right, you fill the tank untill the nozzle clicks off and stop. Drive it at least 100 miles and fill it again untill it clicks off and preferably at the same gas station and same pump to eliminate any variables. Then you divide the miles traveled by the gallons purchased to refill the tank. Then you have a fuel mileage for that day under those conditions and it will vary under different conditions on different days.

Any other method is guess work and hokus pokus and wasting your time.
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lawl, looks like my gas gauge is broken. When it gets to E I can only put in about 12.5 gallons. That was another reason I was wondering if it was really 19.5g.
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