Aftermarket fuel tanks

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Greg47, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. Greg47

    Greg47 New Member

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    After fighting fuel gauge problems. Only takes 3 gallons when “empty”, dealer says we need a new tank on our 2008 with 90K miles. Over 3 grand!
    Anyone tried the aftermarket tanks? Spectrum?
    Love the car and it still like new otherwise. But that may be a trade in trigger at 3K.
    Any experience appreciated.
     
  2. SFO

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    Welcome to PriusChat!!

    Doubtful if a new tank even costs 1k at the dealer parts counters, sounds like you've found a "stealership". Best to call around and check with other dealers for pricing and labor on such a job. Any decent mechanic should be able to install a tank in an hour or two, and used tanks are plentiful and quite affordable as well : http://car-part.com/

    Not sure which part of N. FL you're near, but https://autobeyours.com/ has/had a location in that area. Bet Steve could help you, at 621 S. Park Ave Titusville Florida - [email protected] - 812-752-5050

    There is also Todd at :

    Tampa Hybrids Inc.
    124 Cypress Lane
    Lutz FL 33548
    (813) 241-5307
    [email protected]

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    Get a second opinion on cost. There are many independent hybrid repair shops these days. Just do a Google search for your zip code and call around.
     
  4. Brian314

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    On the '04, the car will cheerfully run out of gas without warning me, not even flashing the last dot, then the '08 begs and screams for fuel after using 8 gallons. I ignore them both and set the trip meter every time I put gas in, despite the gauge issues, the MPG computer is pretty good. Add a zero, that's time to fill. Much cheaper regardless of where you buy the fuel tank. If your computer is screwed up by the problem, just fill it every 300-350 miles to be safe maybe.
     
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    300 to 350 miles is a good time to take a pit stop and stretch the legs anyway on a long trip.
     
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