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GAS Tanks

With gas prices going up i have been trying to find out my MPG, the gas light comes on and i could only fill up 14.5 gallons

what size tank do i have? lots of people have 19.5 or something tanks

I have a 2001 4 door extended cab XLT

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you have a 19.5 gallon tank. same as me. and my gas gage comes on at 14.5 gallons, leaving 5 gallons still in the tank.
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wow that seems like a lot for the light to come on
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i allways fill up at 1/4 of a tank and never let the light come on. i normally put 15 gallons in. i have an 01 3.0 4 door 2wd
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I think i have a 16.5 gallon not sure though. Mine is a 2002 XLT 4x4 super cab
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I think i have a 16.5 gallon not sure though. Mine is a 2002 XLT 4x4 super cab
should be a 19.5. but it is a ford and they do stuipid things but by the book you have a 19.5

btw, you dont find your MPG by the gas tank size, its miles/gallons to full.
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my 01 xlt is a 16.5
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i thought the light came on with 2 gallons reserve?

i know running it below 1/4 is bad but i have always ran mine all the way down because i've been broke all the time lol even in texas
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wow 5 gallons left at the light? i thought it would be 2-3. i definitely have a lot more gas then i thought then haha
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*supercabs have 19.5 gal tanks.

*regcab/shortbed has 16.5 gal tanks.

*regcab/longbed has 19.5 gal tanks.



Just because it took 16.5 gal to fill your tank.....doesn't mean you don't have a 19.5gal tank. You don't run your truck dry do you? If you do, that's the only time you'll fill 19.5 gallons into it....

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*supercabs have 19.5 gal tanks.

*regcab/shortbed has 16.5 gal tanks.

*regcab/longbed has 19.5 gal tanks.
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the older models have different size tanks in most cases
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Yea...forgot that little detail......but it does cover 90% of this sites trucks.
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