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Old 05-15-2011, 01:36 AM
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Default Gas light mileage

Just wondering what was the most mileage you guys have gotten with the low gas light on?
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:09 AM
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Default Re: Gas light mileage

with mine, i know i can go about 6 days of normal city driving. mine comes on with about 3 gallons left.

i think in general, most auto makers will make it so you can do 30-40 miles or so in a desperate situation.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:00 AM
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Based on the last time I forgot it was on.... It's 40-45 miles. That could be a lot if you only drive short distances. Or it could be a big problem if you're on the highway with 50 miles between exits.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:52 AM
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I have gotten close to 50 miles. It came on and I looked for a gas station, and the closest one was still around 50 miles away.

I generally put gas in when the light comes one. It helps keep the fuel pump for getting hot and then picking up junk from the tank. Making it last longer.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Gas light mileage

Thats good to know, but I think with the way my truck sucks gas I could attempt 50 miles lol
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:59 AM
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Thats good to know, but I think with the way my truck sucks gas I could attempt 50 miles lol
50 miles on the tank right? haha. Once that light comes on its right to the gas station.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:04 AM
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I did 29 KMs with the gas light on, but I could have went further, just found a gas station with an ok price for fuel.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:04 AM
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seemed to be around 2 gallon in my 96 and 97. the 01 seems to have about 3 gallon. if i fill up right when light comes on, it takes 16.something to top off
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:45 PM
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seemed to be around 2 gallon in my 96 and 97. the 01 seems to have about 3 gallon. if i fill up right when light comes on, it takes 16.something to top off
same here, i got 47 miles off the gas light...never again lol i was paranoid and i was driving SUPER nice
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51KM in the middle of buttfuck nowhere at 2AM....i was scared :O(
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:03 PM
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dont know - so I going to buy a gas can fill it up and put in the bed so when I run out of gas I'l know!.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:54 AM
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dont know - so I going to buy a gas can fill it up and put in the bed so when I run out of gas I'l know!.
make sure you dont get ethanol gas in it....that shit has a shitty shelf life.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:52 PM
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I have gone 80 miles with the gas gage light on. It comes on when i'm at 14.5 gallons, or 5 gallons left in the tank
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:31 PM
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dont know - so I going to buy a gas can fill it up and put in the bed so when I run out of gas I'l know!.
Probably not a great idea to be running your truck out of gas like that. You may suck up all kinds of dirt/sediment from the bottom of the tank, and then you might as well replace your fuel filter.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: Gas light mileage

Have about 8 liters (2 gallons) left when the light goes on. Has happened about only 3 or 4 times since I've had the truck because I don't like letting the tank get that low.

It's pretty hard on the pump when the tank goes dry; driving with a tank full of gas helps cool the pump (as mentioned earlier in the thread), cuts down on the condensation that forms in the tank, and generally is better for your peace of mind. It's not any more expensive, because you'll use the gas whether you pay for it now or tomorrow.

I try not to let the tank get below 1/4 full in most cases - at that point, I know I can travel about 100 - 150 km (about 60 to 100 miles) and there probably/usually will be a gas station within that kind of distance.
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