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Is the fuel “Range” a tank estimate, or just an estimate of when the light will come on?

Discussion in 'Deals & Group Buys' started by The Californian, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    The Californian

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    Wife drove my truck yesterday and I found it with 7 miles left on the range. Wife said the light never came on so she wasn’t worried - when does the light come on?

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  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:06 PM
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    When its empty:rofl:

    It comes on with a reserve of about 6-6.5 gallons. Most i have put in is 32 gallons.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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    My light comes on with about 20 miles to "empty". As said above still have about 6 gallons when it hits 0. But mines a 2013. maybe it's changed.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    I have a 26 gallon tank on my crewmax. My fuel low level light came on. Filled up immediately -> 20 gallons. Simple math.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    My gas light comes on with 20> miles and then stays on when it hits 0. Like others, this usually means I have 5.5-6.5 gallons left (about 75 miles).

    now if your wife was heavy on the pedal, it could have not shown the low fuel light until the computer re-calculated mpg and then when you turned on the truck, the remaining miles would be less than when the truck was turned off.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Yep, and I have driven mine well past 0.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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