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Old 06-23-2005, 07:46 AM
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Low Fuel Light

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I was wondering if anyone knew how much gas is actually left in the tank when the low fuel light comes on, or about how far you can go before running out of gas. I know it can't be much because when I filled up yesterday when the light was on it took about 17 gallons.
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:46 AM
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I think there is about 1- 1 1/2 gallons left at that point. So if the light comes on you better start looking for a station.
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:26 AM
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I was able to travel 9 miles (city driving) before i was able to fill-up. But that travel was nerve wrecking!
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:49 AM
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Yeap, takes about 17 gallons (I filled her up yesterday ) right when the light goes on, so it's 1-1 1/2 gallons left.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:43 PM
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For me (2005 LS)
there is 12 liters (3.17 gallons) left when the light come ON.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:32 PM
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It is a good idea to fill up as soon as or even before the fuel warning light comes on. The fuel pump is in the gas tank and depends on fuel present to provide lubrication for its operation. Running real low or out of gas could cause premature failure of the fuel pump. Not to mention, a possible long walk.......
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:45 PM
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It is a good idea to fill up as soon as or even before the fuel warning light comes on. The fuel pump is in the gas tank and depends on fuel present to provide lubrication for its operation. Running real low or out of gas could cause premature failure of the fuel pump. Not to mention, a possible long walk.......
Agreed -- I try to never let mine get below a 1/4 tank under any circumstances.
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:50 PM
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I agree with Charlie on the practice of never going below a quarter-tank...Up north, where I live, I would be concerned about condensation build-up in the tank in the winter months....The other point made concerning the lubrication of the fuel pump definitely deserves some merit, also...The ONLY times that I let her go to the low fuel warning light level was to "maximize" my adding of one bottle of techron,which treats about 10-12 gallons of gas, which I added at approx. the one-half tank level, and lastly , to satisfy my curiosity at determining when that darn "low fuel" light would finally come on, which was around the 2 gallon mark from totally empty...
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i had to almost perfect pumps in a row. It was 32.99 on my car then i filled my girlfriends tank and it was 23.99. Yeah i try to not let it go below a quarter either.
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Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone knew how much gas is actually left in the tank when the low fuel light comes on.......
I was wondering the same thing when I got the truck, seems like the light pretty much tells you that your out of gas!! So I refer to it as the TOO LATE light....
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