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Buikd sheet for my Limited says under options for my VIN Pacifica "5 Additional Gallons of Gas". So with those 5 more gallons, what is my tank capacity?
Adding 5 gallons of gas to the tank doesn't increase its capacity. It's still 19 gallons.Buikd sheet for my Limited says under options for my VIN Pacifica "5 Additional Gallons of Gas". So with those 5 more gallons, what is my tank capacity?
It doesn't. It says 5 additional gallons of gas, not 5 additional gallons of gas tank capacity.So why does the build sheet imply my van has 5 gallons more than the baseline on the build sheet 19 gallon tank
US gallons.Are Pacifica gallons US gallons or Imperial gallons.
It's just 5 gallons of gasoline. I've seen this on many build sheets. Not sure if it's on all of them, but it's certainly not uncommon.So what are the 5 additional gallons mentioned in the build sheet?
BrettP,I wonder if the additional gas is associated with extra initial mileage on the odometer as if it was sent somewhere for additional testing or adjustment. I've heard they send them somewhere nearby if you get the factory trailer hitch option.
Every Pacifica has to have some gas from the factory. They test the engine, drive it out of the factory, drive it onto a train car, drive it on and off of trucks. All of that takes gas, and it would really suck to have it run out mid-transit. Maybe the standard is only 1 gallon, but they add an additional 5 gallons depending on where it needs to be driven for options or how many train/truck transfers it will need to get where it's going.Since the 5 gallons is only mentioned in the option area of the build sheet, I assume a Pacifica with zero options would not have any gas from the factory???
The manufacturers don't pay for the dealers to fill up the gas tanks, so the cost of doing that falls on the dealer. Some just deliver the car to the customer without a full tank while others will fill it and charge you for the gas. Good dealers will eat that cost, but a lot of them don't.I have bought vehicles from Ford, GM and Chrysler. Every dealer has filled my tank full upon delivery to me with the exception of Chrysler.