Last post on Dec 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM
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#4 of 7 2007 Pilot EX-L 4WD 22.5 Gallon Tank?
Nov 23, 2007 (10:54 pm)
I just filled up my Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD with 22.5 gallons of gasoline. My empty light had just come on and I thought that I top it off. I had 320 miles on this tank at the time. Do you think that the fuel hose between the gas cap and the fuel tank holds 2 gallons of gasoline? The empty light had just come on, so there was still some fuel left in the tank in addition to the 22.5 gallons that I just put in? Maybe it holds more than 23 gallons?
Has anyone else experienced this high capacity fuel tank?
#5 of 7 Re: 2007 Pilot EX-L 4WD 22.5 Gallon Tank? [k28]
Dec 11, 2007 (6:30 pm)
I would not be buying gas from that station anymore. sounds like their pumps are out of whack and are charging you for more gallons then you are actually putting in the car (with the way gas prices are I wouldn't be surprised). Pennsylvania has strict regulations on gas stations and are constantly having pumps checked, because the pumps can go out of whack.
#6 of 7 Re: 2007 Pilot EX-L 4WD 22.5 Gallon Tank? [k28]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:17 pm)
It does hold more than 22 gallons. (2WD) Usually when the neddle reaches empty I put in about 18-19 gallons based on when the gas handle automaticaly stops pumping. but I just keep going until it drips and sure enough! had I gone below the empty marker (which is very possible to get another 30 miles) I could have pumped more than 22.5 gallons. I do believe the pipe from the cap to the tank holds at least 1.5 gallons. Also, I logged 401 miles in such said tank. I was very happy. My next project is to fill up until it drips and then run it dry. I am averaging 19mpg all around driving.
#7 of 7 Re: 2007 Pilot EX-L 4WD 22.5 Gallon Tank? [marman]
Dec 31, 2007 (10:32 am)
I can verify that it is not the gasoline station having uncalibrated pumps, but instead the Pilot having more than a 22-gallon fuel capacity. I just came back from a round trip to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, filling up until it drips with each fuel stop. I was able to put in more than 23 gallons at times. I got around an average of between 22 and 23 MPG with highway driving. Before the needle went down to the full marker, I had alread driven more than 150 miles. I use the highest grade of gasoline that Shell has for my 2007 Pilot with 4WD and navigation.
This was my first long distance trip in the Pilot and took the route through Deah Valley National Park to get to Baker. It was pitch black and I had the moon roof open to see the stars and the Milky Way as I drove. The fog lights come in handy on the deserted roads in Death Valley.