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Old 06-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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EVIC and MPG with pic

So, I was driving the other day when the gas light came on. I was curious to see what the EVIC would show with the gas light on and also to see if it would coincide with standard "30 miles till empty" (DTE), but to my dismay, the DTE showed up blank. Anyone else ever see this before?
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I believe once it determines that DTE is less than 30 miles, it will just show that Low Fuel until you fill up or you run out of gas.
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Re: EVIC and MPG with pic

My 98 Laredo went all the way down to 0. I remember it showing 2 miles DTE and was crapping my pants sitting in traffic a few lights away from the gas station.
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Re: EVIC and MPG with pic

Same thing happens on the 14 models. Sucks since my Ram will go all the way to 0 and is pretty damn accurate allowing me to stretch the time between fillings if necessary.
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Same thing happens on the 14 models. Sucks since my Ram will go all the way to 0 and is pretty damn accurate allowing me to stretch the time between fillings if necessary.
Yea... On all my other cars (jeeps included), it would show a countdown to zero as well. Strange how you're just supposed to guess once the light comes on.
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I believe once it determines that DTE is less than 30 miles, it will just show that Low Fuel until you fill up or you run out of gas.
this is how my WK works as well.
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this is how my WK works as well.
I just found it odd. Well, I learned something new today then.. It was by design. Oh Jeep
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Probably to discourage folks who like to push the envelope and end up clogging the fuel lines with crap from the bottom of the tank. I am guilty
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Probably to discourage folks who like to push the envelope and end up clogging the fuel lines with crap from the bottom of the tank. I am guilty
Guilty as charged. Well, you brought up an other interesting topic... Any particular fuel line/tank cleaner you recommend? I remember reading a while ago that it wasn't good to use that kind of product, but then again, I have never had any problems.
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Re: EVIC and MPG with pic

I think I read a post some where recently that some one ran their jeep down to 0 dte and there was still almost 2 gallons in the tank still. So at 30 miles till empty I bet there is between 3 and 5 gallons in the tank still
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I think I read a post some where recently that some one ran their jeep down to 0 dte and there was still almost 2 gallons in the tank still. So at 30 miles till empty I bet there is between 3 and 5 gallons in the tank still
Comforting, but still, my 1998 limited was accurate as shit when it came to dte.. Why the guess game with a car 15 years newer?
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I think I read a post some where recently that some one ran their jeep down to 0 dte and there was still almost 2 gallons in the tank still. So at 30 miles till empty I bet there is between 3 and 5 gallons in the tank still
Ok my WK2, with the light on I ran it an additional 20+ miles before refueling and after filling up, I was only able to squeeze 22 gallons in the tank. I think the tank size is 25 gallons meaning there's still a good amount of fuel in there, so I don't panic as much driving a bit with the light on.
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