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Old 02-01-2005, 09:54 PM   #11
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He'* 16, since when have you seen a teenager with a full tank of gas? I haven't. Probably never will either.


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I'm betting the filter/screen is disconnected from the pump.
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yes the 92 and the early 93 have a problem with stalling when low on gas. like dame and others have said, its the pump/filter/screen, or the tank. The tank was a bad design causing the gas to slosh around and move away from the pickup
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He'* 16, since when have you seen a teenager with a full tank of gas? I haven't. Probably never will either.


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I never let my car go below half. my car gets better gas milage when there is more than a half of tank of fuel
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He'* 16, since when have you seen a teenager with a full tank of gas? I haven't. Probably never will either.


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I never let my car go below half. my car gets better gas milage when there is more than a half of tank of fuel
How so? You're carrying more weight with a full tank of gas.
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No no no.. our gauges aren't linear. You aren't getting better fuel economy, you just eat up more like 2/3 at 1/2 on the gauge..


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OSG...he said mileage, not where the guage is sitting!!!! I'm not sure how you can get more MPG just because there'* more gas in the tank!

Seems like an inverse relationship to me....
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What they are saying is that pretty much once you hit half tank it seems like your mileage dropped big time.....and it'* not a linear problem with the gauge. What it is that the tanks gets smaller below half or so.
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OSG...he said mileage, not where the guage is sitting!!!! I'm not sure how you can get more MPG just because there'* more gas in the tank!

Seems like an inverse relationship to me....
I dont know how to explain it. but I have driven the car this summer on a 45 minute trip on my way to work and back, and i concistantly had better gas milage when the tank was kept at a half or above. I have been keeping gas milage records for the past year now, and ever since i have been keeping the takn full my MPG has gone way up
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not better mileage....The tanks aren't perfectly square, their shapes differ from top to bottom.......The tanks is wider or larger at the top instead of the bottom, there fore the float will stay up there longer. Once the tank starts to get smaller, then there is less room, but still half full, and it will seem like it'* burning off faster.

Wow we hi-jacked this thread.....
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