80 series fuel tanks

Submitted: Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 10:09
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According to my Toyota owners manual, my 80 series diesel should hold 95 litres in the main tank and 50 litres in the sub-tank. I recently drained both tanks as part of a service and on filling up could only get 85 litres into the main tank (the sub-tank was spot on). Neither tank is damaged and I have never known Toyota to be wrong in their specs. This may be petty but I'm curious. Any ideas or comments? Thanks.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 18:57

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 18:57
Be pretty much the same as both my troopies, 2 x 90 litre tanks, could run either of them till the engine stopped, only ever got 80 back in. The tank probably holds the full amount you just can't use it all ;-))
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:14

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:14
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I think you will find that there is a small reservoir in the tank that the suction pipe sits in, and it holds some fuel that wont be able to escape when you drain the tank.
Probably stops the need to reprime after draining
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Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:14
Gday
I think you will find that there is a small reservoir in the tank that the suction pipe sits in, and it holds some fuel that wont be able to escape when you drain the tank.
Probably stops the need to reprime after draining
Andrew
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