Originally Posted by lll2for3lll
Do you realize that if you drive it below 3 gallons on more than one occasion, you're going to be replacing you fuel pump once maybe twice a month.
Like I said, Chrysler does it for a reason.
HAHAHA! This is really crap. Mine's an 05 model HEMI and am driving almost always on empty, like Marlin LOL. Marlin, I'm hearing ya mate, I relate to everything you said so far. It's a bloody HEMI!
If that was the case, I would've had to replace the fuel pump at least 75 times by now (or maybe "twice" that) but no, same old pump that came with the car originally.
Why should I fill up at 180 miles when I know I could get another 50 or more miles out of it. That's more often stops at the gas station wasting my time that I don't have and am always, sort of, in a hurry.
ATM, I'm averaging anywhere between 10-13 mpg's (depending on peak & off-peak driving), never had better than 15.5 mpg, which was accomplished during a 1000+miles road trip. Knowing that me HEMI is thirsty, I carry a container with half a gallon of fuel always with me in the rear compartment, just in case. But I've never stopped yet.
I must agree that I like this light coming on early better than how it did with my WJ. I ended up using that "emergency fuel" on many occasions with the WJ and heard from a lot of people similar issues with running out of fuel in their WJ's. So, I think that this in the WK's had to do something with that from the WJ's, just keeps you paranoid, thinking you'll run out of fuel.
The WK's fuel tank is 20.6 gallons and I usually fill around 20 gallons, well sometimes just below 20, once at 20 exactly, once at 20.2. That was close.
Again, I want to say that I had no problems with the fuel pump and I always stretch it out to the max (like Merlin) LOL. And also fill it right up to the top until you can see the fuel and it's not moving down LOL. But soon as you turn on the HEMI, it'll suck in already what's in the filler neck.