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Old 01-09-2011, 06:32 PM
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Default 2006 Silverado Fuel Tank Capacity

Anyone know what the fuel tank capacity is on a 2006 Silverado? (regular cab, swb, short bed, V6, LS)

Any links are appreciated, I've been searching awhile and getting a lot of different answers.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:34 PM
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I believe all short box's have 26 gallon tanks
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I'd read that, but it doesn't really add up.

Because when my Low Fuel light comes on and I fill up my tank, I'm only putting about 22-23 gallons back in it.

Is the Low Fuel light just that generous? Because I could easily get another 70 miles per tank if the light is that generous.
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The fuel tank is 26 gallons for that vehicle. I hope this information helps.
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Yeah they give you a 60 mile buffer. I don't have a low fuel light and a 34 gallon tank... so E means I still have anywhere between 2 and 10 gallons left
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Imat,
i would not run a chevy truck that low of fuel, fuel is what keeps your fuel pump cool,
after i paid the GM dealer $600 to replace the fuel pump at 45K the tech told me to change the fuel filter at 15K intervals and never let the tank get below 1/4 full as the fuel keeps the fuel pump cool.

If you are going to run the tank that low of fuel i would invest in a rubber mallet,

when the fuel pump quits, sometimes you can rap the tank a few times and get it to run one more time, that way you can get home or to the repair shop.

I would never leave the house in my old chevy without the rubber mallet in my tool box.
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Imat,
i would not run a chevy truck that low of fuel, fuel is what keeps your fuel pump cool,
after i paid the GM dealer $600 to replace the fuel pump at 45K the tech told me to change the fuel filter at 15K intervals and never let the tank get below 1/4 full as the fuel keeps the fuel pump cool.

If you are going to run the tank that low of fuel i would invest in a rubber mallet,

when the fuel pump quits, sometimes you can rap the tank a few times and get it to run one more time, that way you can get home or to the repair shop.

I would never leave the house in my old chevy without the rubber mallet in my tool box.
GM fuel pumps: not if they are going to quit, but when
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Imat,
i would not run a chevy truck that low of fuel, fuel is what keeps your fuel pump cool,
after i paid the GM dealer $600 to replace the fuel pump at 45K the tech told me to change the fuel filter at 15K intervals and never let the tank get below 1/4 full as the fuel keeps the fuel pump cool.

If you are going to run the tank that low of fuel i would invest in a rubber mallet,

when the fuel pump quits, sometimes you can rap the tank a few times and get it to run one more time, that way you can get home or to the repair shop.

I would never leave the house in my old chevy without the rubber mallet in my tool box.
GM fuel pumps: not if they are going to quit, but when

She's almost fuel right now. And I'm not that much of a risk taker running her 60 miles past.

But thanks for all the information! Learned a lot.
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