gas light or check gages light - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
gary0326 is on a distinguished road
Default gas light or check gages light

I have a 92 pontiac bonneville se. now, like many people. i never fill up my car, so the gas light comes on often. i was wondering if anyone knew how many miles i could get in my car once it comes on or when the gas gage goes into that shaded rectangleish thing by the E on the gas gage .

thanks.
gary0326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
2kg4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,804
Thanked 220 Times in 181 Posts
2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of
Default

Next time it gets that low, fill it right to the top. Your fuel capacity is 18 gallons, so if you subtract what it takes to fill it right up you will know how much gas was left in the tank. If you put in 16 gallons, you know there was still 2 gallons left in the tank. Record your mileage.

Next time you need gas, fill it up one more time and use the amount of gas you put in and the miles since your last fill to calculate your miles per gallon.

If you are getting 20 miles to the gallon, and hav 2 gallons of gas left in the tank when you hit the mark on the gage you are referring to .....

Let'* talk about never filling your car up. That means you are fueling often and putting in small amounts. Why not fill right up and continue to fill often and putting in small amounts. Keep your tank at the top end, not the bottom. This will reduce condensation in the tank, and give you a reserve when you have a ways to go between gas stations. Other than the initial investment to fill it, it won't cost any more money to run it that way.
2kg4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
chadeyboy85 is on a distinguished road
Default

you won't get much i had a 1992 se and at that point i could only go about 10 miles intil i died.
chadeyboy85 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bonneville SE Check Gages Light Flashing martic835 General GM Chat 2 01-02-2010 03:57 PM
98 SEE Gas/Check Gages Light Problem wolf_2099 1992-1999 1 08-07-2009 07:49 AM
Check Gages-BRAKE light, trac off light, and Antilock light all on MissRockstar04 2000-2005 9 07-07-2009 05:12 PM
Gas tank level affects "all" gages >dashboard? 1992 Bonneville SSE Everything Electrical & Electronic 18 03-19-2008 12:07 AM
check gages light question DDay 1992-1999 2 08-18-2003 09:08 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.