Does 2010 Have Fuel Tank Bladder of Not?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by cycledrum, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. cycledrum

    cycledrum
    Expand Collapse
    PSOCSOASP

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    7,991
    1,016
    0
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Did a search ... nothing. So strange this topic has vanished.

    So .... Fuel tank bladder or not? I saw something flexible around filler neck.
     
  2. Husker4theSpurs

    Husker4theSpurs
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    562
    59
    0
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    I think it was said on here that there ISN'T a fuel bladder this time around.
     
  3. Paradox

    Paradox
    Expand Collapse
    Prius Enthusiast / Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    17,936
    4,658
    201
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five


    No, it does NOT have a bladder. It does still hold 11.9 gallons though.
     
  4. cycledrum

    cycledrum
    Expand Collapse
    PSOCSOASP

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    7,991
    1,016
    0
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Thanks. That's a good thing. :cool: Obviously, I recall this was a big issue and worth putting 'front and center' in a thread.
     
  5. qbee42

    qbee42
    Expand Collapse
    My other car is a boat

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    18,040
    2,979
    7
    Northern Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    You might try a better search:

    [ame="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=2010+bladder&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=priuschat.com&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images"]- Google Search[/ame]


    Tom
     
  6. HTMLSpinnr

    HTMLSpinnr
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2003
    5,326
    891
    251
    Surprise, AZ (Phoenix)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    I filled up at 2 pips and got < 9 gallons in. I'm thinking the new fuel gauge is adjusted in such a way that we're less likely to run out.
     
  7. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    30,419
    2,199
    26
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    A typical Toyota low fuel warning light will leave about 10 litres in (~2.5 gal)
     
  8. Steve Cebu

    Steve Cebu
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    523
    59
    0
    Concord, NH
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    I thought I read that it had a 13.5 gallon fuel tank?
    I'll have to check that.
    Oops it's 11.9 gallons according to the manual.
     
  9. xsmatt81

    xsmatt81
    Expand Collapse
    non-AARP Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    522
    7
    0
    Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    very good news.
     
  10. ggood

    ggood
    Expand Collapse
    Blue PIP Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    2,354
    449
    0
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    I filled up at 1 pip, after getting a warning chime and the flashing pip. It took about 9.2 gallons.
     
  11. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    30,419
    2,199
    26
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Maybe it's Imp. Gal? It'll translate to 14 Imp. Gal (45 litres)
     
  12. xsmatt81

    xsmatt81
    Expand Collapse
    non-AARP Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    522
    7
    0
    Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    run it nearly dry next time. You can be the first guinea tester for this lol.

    i assume it will fill over 11 gal if you let it run pretty close to bone dry

    let's us know the result.
     
  13. ggood

    ggood
    Expand Collapse
    Blue PIP Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    2,354
    449
    0
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    Back in the early heady days of the 2004, there were crazy people that deliberately ran their cars dry, just to see what would happen. Since smarter people than me have pointed out that can hurt both your fuel pump and your batteries, I think I'll put that on the list of things not to test, right along with the collision avoidance! :D
     
  14. patsparks

    patsparks
    Expand Collapse
    An Aussie perspective

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    10,667
    547
    0
    Adelaide South Australia
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    If people are still only getting 9.5 gallons in the tank when the gauge is flashing its warning then we are in for another rash of threads about how you can't fit 11.9 gallons in the tank so people have to visit a gas station 3 more times in their lifetime, oh my god, Nooooo!!
     
  15. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    30,419
    2,199
    26
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Except this time, 9.5 gal is right. We'll have better answers to the "how many miles on the blinking pip?" because there's no bladder.
     
  16. Sol

    Sol
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    1
    0
    0
    California
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Hello, I am new here but I have been searching for the same answer/issue. I ran my first tank down until about half a gallon left and I filled up an only got 9.5 gallons. I thought it was odd because at 12 gallons I expected a fuel range of 600 miles and I'm only able to get 500. The main annoyance is that I'm told it is supposed to be one thing but I'm getting something else.
     
  17. eglmainz

    eglmainz
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    887
    138
    0
    Chicagoland, IL
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    What is happening is that display tells us it is 'empty' when in reality it has about two gallons left inside. If you were to drive at 50 MPG, and use all 12 (11.9) gallons, you would get closer to 600 miles per tank.

    However, if you play it safe, and fill it when the range displays '0' miles to empty, you will be able to fill only about 10 gallons into the tank.

    Annoyed me at first, but actually think it is like a 'hidden reserve' tank, where most drivers will fill up every 10 gallons or so. At the end of the year, you will use as many gallons, but will make about 1/6th more trips to 'top off' the tank.
     
  18. ggood

    ggood
    Expand Collapse
    Blue PIP Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    2,354
    449
    0
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    ...and it probably bears repeating that if we play it safe, we also protect our fuel pump, right?
     
  19. alfon

    alfon
    Expand Collapse
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    1,335
    230
    0
    seaside, oregon
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    2010 Prius III with Navi.

    I filled up at half tank indicated. Slow pump speed on the first notch took 5.035 when it clicked off.

    I than continued to fill it to the very top of the neck where you could not get any more fuel in or it would spill on the ground.

    The pump than stated 7.373 gallons.

    So I believe the 2010 Prius will hold over 11.9 gallons based on all the info I have heard.

    Alfon