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Old 12-23-2003, 04:56 AM   #21
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I go by the standard cold weather rule of never letting my tank get below 3/8 of a tank. Supposed will help keep any water in yur tank from getting into the lines and freezing up. If my gauge is further off than that, I'm screwed, tho!
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This is why I reset my trip odometer everytime I fill up. Then I go 15 miles for every gallon of gas I put in, and I should be safe. Knowing that my car averages over 20mpg with my combined city and highway driving, I figure using 15mpg gives me enough of a comfort zone. Like last time I filled up with gas I put in 8.5 gallons, so at 136 miles I need to have put gas in the car already. I noticed today the car was just starting to beep at me to get gas, and the trip read 105 miles, so it seems to work out just fine. (the car starts beeping at me when it calculates that I can go 40 miles on the gas I have)

If you don't do that, maybe it would be helpful. It is kind of a safety so you don't run out of gas even if your gauge shows some gas. My fuel gauge works fine and is very accurate, but I still reset the trip and keep track just to make sure. You can never be too safe.

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well Shawn, that'* a great Idea! I forgot about that option. That suggestion beats the $500-600 repair bill for a new Sender any day too!
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:57 PM   #23
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Just out of curiousity....... how "bad" is it when you run out of gas?

I know it hurts the car... that'* obvious....
But how bad is it? and should you do anything afterwards?
IE have anything checked or what not?

I guess what I'm asking is what'* the worest that can happen?
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So worest case is fuel pump failure..... well I guess that'* bad... but not as bad as hurting the engine I suppose.

Lucky for me is only took a bit of gas, and getting the car level to start her up again.
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