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Old 06-14-2005, 00:09   #1 (permalink)
Dave Zass
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94 Taurus Fuel Tank size?

I keep googling, can't really find anything. I just bought a 94 Taurus and
was wondering the fuel capacity. Also, does it have a "low fuel light?

I'm getting about 360 miles to a tank on the highway, but I don't think I've
let it run down that far yet. I'm guessing I'm getting about 25-27 MPG and
was curious as to the tank capacity so I can figure my total range.


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Old 06-14-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 94 Taurus Fuel Tank size?


"Dave Zass" <sendmespam@volleyball.net> wrote in message
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>I keep googling, can't really find anything. I just bought a 94 Taurus and
>was wondering the fuel capacity. Also, does it have a "low fuel light?


The 1996 Ford Taurus has a fuel tank capacity of 16 gallons. You can get the
1996 owner's manual here:

http://www.genuineflmservice.com/GB_Request.asp

I don't know if there were major model changes between 1994 and 1996.

> I'm getting about 360 miles to a tank on the highway, but I don't think
> I've let it run down that far yet. I'm guessing I'm getting about 25-27
> MPG and was curious as to the tank capacity so I can figure my total
> range.


Why are you guessing at the mileage? If you keep track of how many miles you
go between fillups and how many gallons of fuel you put in the car, you
should be able to figure out how much fuel you are using. Until you know
this, you won't be able to figure out your total range.

Jeff


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Old 06-14-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 94 Taurus Fuel Tank size?

16 Gallons
Tauruscarclub.com is a good reference site.

"Dave Zass" <sendmespam@volleyball.net> wrote in message
news:3h72h3Ffd51oU1@individual.net...
>I keep googling, can't really find anything. I just bought a 94 Taurus and
>was wondering the fuel capacity. Also, does it have a "low fuel light?
>
> I'm getting about 360 miles to a tank on the highway, but I don't think
> I've let it run down that far yet. I'm guessing I'm getting about 25-27
> MPG and was curious as to the tank capacity so I can figure my total
> range.
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 94 Taurus Fuel Tank size?

Dave Zass wrote:
> I keep googling, can't really find anything. I just bought a 94 Taurus and
> was wondering the fuel capacity. Also, does it have a "low fuel light?
>
> I'm getting about 360 miles to a tank on the highway, but I don't think I've
> let it run down that far yet. I'm guessing I'm getting about 25-27 MPG and
> was curious as to the tank capacity so I can figure my total range.
>
>


Rated at 16... but in reality? Well, my "16" gallon Taurus tank kicks
on the Low Fuel Light at 450 miles(normal day-day driving), giving me 60
miles to get gas, or a range of 510 miles. On the highway, steady
interstate speed of 73-75 mph, a range of 610 miles.

The most gas I've ever put in it is 20.2 gallons.

If you "think" you're getting 25-27 mpg, you are basing your range on a
14 gallon tank?

Rob
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Old 06-14-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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"trainfan1" <lmsearing@usdatanet.net> wrote in message
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> Dave Zass wrote:
>> I keep googling, can't really find anything. I just bought a 94 Taurus
>> and was wondering the fuel capacity. Also, does it have a "low fuel
>> light?
>>
>> I'm getting about 360 miles to a tank on the highway, but I don't think
>> I've let it run down that far yet. I'm guessing I'm getting about 25-27
>> MPG and was curious as to the tank capacity so I can figure my total
>> range.

>
> Rated at 16... but in reality? Well, my "16" gallon Taurus tank kicks on
> the Low Fuel Light at 450 miles(normal day-day driving), giving me 60
> miles to get gas, or a range of 510 miles. On the highway, steady
> interstate speed of 73-75 mph, a range of 610 miles.
>
> The most gas I've ever put in it is 20.2 gallons.
>
> If you "think" you're getting 25-27 mpg, you are basing your range on a 14
> gallon tank?
>
> Rob


20.2,16,14.. know what? just top it off, drive a couple hundred, top it off
gain and do the math;)


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Old 06-14-2005, 21:01   #6 (permalink)
trainfan1
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Dark1 wrote:

>>Rob

>
>
> 20.2,16,14.. know what? just top it off, drive a couple hundred, top it off
> gain and do the math;)
>


Except... that won't help with figuring the range or actual capacity of
the tank...

You could risk driving around until you run out, then add gas from a
carry-along to get to a nearby fueling station, and calculating your
capacity. The risk is possible damage to the fuel pump.

Rob
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