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Old 02-18-2005, 10:34 AM   #11
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anyone else able to fill the car up way past the full mark w/out topping it off?
yes

anyway to answer Kyle'* question, yes on occasion i have had the checkgagues light come on, shut the car off, turn the car back on and then the light wouldnt come on for a few minuets after start up....its weird

when the light and chime comes on, you have 30 miles, according to the manual
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:38 AM   #12
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I think mine quit working... I used to hear it once in a rare while...

And yeah people were always like " WTF was that " I just said Oh that means I have no gas left...lol.... Ding Ding Ding( check gages ).... Down the road a wee little bit and Ding Ding Ding.... Drives you nuts after a while... Makes you get gas just to shut it up tho..
that is interesting mine only dings 3 times when the light comes on, and that is it, never dings again while im driving
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It sounds only once for every drive cycle.
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Ah, good, actual figures Thanks for the advice, guys. That *should* be enough gas, hehe :P
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Wait wait wait... it DINGS!? *turns down stereo* Oh yea i hear it now

i actually hear that alot. I hardly fill up when its above yellow unless its nasty weather.

I one waited untill i got ALL the way down to the very last bit of the yellow (right at E) and my car then took 18.23 gallons. (yes it IS only an 18 gallon tank)

Im guessing i had 50 feet of gas left... if that.

So the E line is about the end on my car.
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Don't try that trick up here. I let mine get below 1/4 tank once last winter. Of course, that night it dropped below zero, so the little bit of water that'* in every tank turned out to be more than enough to freeze my gas lines.

Had to drive the wife'* van until I coud get the lines thawed out and refill the tank. I never go below 1/4 of a tank anymore...
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Don't try that trick up here. I let mine get below 1/4 tank once last winter. Of course, that night it dropped below zero, so the little bit of water that'* in every tank turned out to be more than enough to freeze my gas lines.

Had to drive the wife'* van until I coud get the lines thawed out and refill the tank. I never go below 1/4 of a tank anymore...
Not to mention the fact that it'* hell on your pump to run it THAT low. Leads to premature failure when done constantly.
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That'* why I TRY not to get it to this point. Note the word TRY
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Don...

Agreed. 100%. My old 87 went 229,000 on the original pump before it finally died. My old 97 Cavalier was at 184,000 on the original pump when I sold it and it still worked fine.

That gasoline IS the lubricant. Keep it above 1/3 of a tank and you'll extend the life of the pump.
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Wait wait wait... it DINGS!? *turns down stereo* Oh yea, I hear it now
I know, hehe :P I almost didn't hear it above Chopin'* Nocturne in G Minor...
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