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FUEL READINGS: "distance to empty"

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Eclipsed & Floating, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Aug 27, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating [OP] Over it.........

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    Almost home last night, 5 gallon rotopak full, fuel light's on, refusal to stop again, I'm wondering what kind of "cushion" I have in this gas guzzler when I first see the light on and after I pass 0.....

    What I found was that the "fuel low"
    refuses to go off at 20 miles left on the distance to empty reading, I get more that 20 miles because I was below 0 for at least 15 miles, and had more miles left.

    When I finally stopped my small gas tank only took 22.1 gallons before it wouldn't allow me to continue pumping.

    Does anyone know what kind of range we have AFTER 0??
     
  2. Aug 27, 2017 at 9:05 AM
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  3. Aug 27, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    Wynnded What MPG...

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    I've always maintained that these gauges and display readouts are just for reference and each vehicle is going to be different. Keep gas in the tank or fit a jerry can, because at some point you're going to find it's limits and run out, probably when you're late or during a hail storm.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating [OP] Over it.........

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    I had 5 gallons in my rotopak so I wasn't afraid of running out. I knew I'd make it. I'm very anal about not running out but it was late and I wasn't interested in stopping again after 15 hours of driving on the day!
     
  5. Aug 27, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    I've driven over 40 miles after it read 0. That was coming back from deep in the desert and that was after dumping all our spare gas in. When I got to a gas station, I waited about 10 minutes before pumping gas. Gave the fuel pump some time to cool before shocking it with cold gas.
     

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