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Old 07-20-2011, 04:17 PM
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4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

So ive challenged the "Fuel Low" light many times as well as the "0 Miles to Empty". Prolly about 60 miles from the time the Fuel Low light and 0 miles to empty light came on before getting gas.

Does anyone know how far you can go from the time it says Fuel Low or 0 Miles to Empty? Has anyone ever tried it to see how many miles/gallons you can go?
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:44 PM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

That stupid lil idiot light pisses me off pretty frequently. The gauge seems to drop off quickly when it hits .25/ tank. Last time I ran it 15-20 miles to a gas station. When I filled up it only took ~17.5 gals!!! I guess it's one of those mysteries of life brought to you by Chrysler engineers.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:01 PM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

I've done 60 miles plus after it says 0 to empty......

Mine has about 3 gallons left in the tank when it says I'm about to run out.

Very poor design, and the engineer who signed off on that as AOK should be ashamed of himself.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:27 PM
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

You have 3 gallons to get out of the woods and to a fuel station Personally I think its a good idea for those that are way out there and forget to look down.

I have yet to see a jeep on the side of the road that needs fuel :P
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

When it say, "0 miles to empty", you have 3 gallons left in the tank.

I think the tank is a 20 gallon tank. That's why when it's on "E", you're only able to put 17 gallons in.

And for those that say it's a poor design don't realize that Chrysler does this on purpose.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

I would much rather be warned fuel is low at 3 gallons than 1 gallon. Especially when our Jeeps get crap gas mileage.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

Chrysler designed it that way.
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Well that explains it. I have yet to fill it since I parked it last night so we will see how much it takes to fill the tank. I went about 30 miles after 0 then put my last $3.85 I had on me (I'm poor and unemployed) an drove the last 28 miles home fine.

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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

the "reserve" is there to keep the fuel pump cool. the pump is in the tank and if its dry it can burn out and i have heard that is it very pricey to replace. the 3 gallons is enough to keep it covered and safe from burn out.

you really should not drive it past the 17 gallons, that extra 60 miles could cost you hundreds in repair bills
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

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When it say, "0 miles to empty", you have 3 gallons left in the tank.

I think the tank is a 20 gallon tank. That's why when it's on "E", you're only able to put 17 gallons in.

And for those that say it's a poor design don't realize that Chrysler does this on purpose.
I completely disagree. IMO, it's far too pessemistic, I'd rather it be much more accurate.

I'm not someone who needs false warnings of impending doom to know when I need to fuel up.
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Re: 4.7 V8 (05 to 07) Fuel range after E

that fuel system is the worst in the world the gauge goes past the F when its full and it always says 0 miles to empty when theres plenty in the tank. does the 05 have a yellow fuel light like the 08s have bc my friend has a 08 and when his thing says 0 miles to empty he can go a little but then his gas light goes on
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:55 PM
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Yep they have a yellow light and a "DONG" warning too.
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