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Anyone ever have low fuel come on before the light? Has happened to me a couple of times.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:54 PM
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

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Anyone ever have low fuel come on before the light? Has happened to me a couple of times.
yes. mine does. i've only let it get that low a few times, but the warning pops up before the indicator light.
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

I know it is not the best for mpg, but I do not let the gauge get below half. Paranoid, I guess.
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I know it is not the best for mpg, but I do not let the gauge get below half. Paranoid, I guess.
i've driven the same way for years. its not hard for me to get gas frequently and its nice to know if i have to leave in a hurry that my cars have at least enough gas to get most place in So Cal.
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

Great advice 1200 RT=P

SoCal, Arizona and Nevada just had a massive blackout last month where the power was out for most of the day. The gas stations had cars lined up for fuel, but without electricity they could not pump.

People who drive on fumes got caught out here, and were stuck in their homes with no electricity. Those with fuel could drive to those areas with electricity, or get to grocery stores to stock up on supplies.
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My DTE was @ 36 miles,then went to LOW FUEL. Why doesn't it keep track below 30 miles?
Probably because they don't want to get sued when it turns out to be wrong, the truck dies going 80 on the busiest freeway in the nation, and the owner and their family gets killed in the resulting series of infinite rear-end collisions.

As others have pointed out, the system is simply not accurate enough to be trusted when the driver may be playing "you-bet-your-life".
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:22 PM
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Great advice 1200 RT=P

SoCal, Arizona and Nevada just had a massive blackout last month where the power was out for most of the day. The gas stations had cars lined up for fuel, but without electricity they could not pump.

People who drive on fumes got caught out here, and were stuck in their homes with no electricity. Those with fuel could drive to those areas with electricity, or get to grocery stores to stock up on supplies.
Yeah, its always a good idea to have as much fuel as possible. My job requires that i hop in the car and leave at all hours of the day, and no time to stop for gas.

Besides, its nice to fill up 1/2 a tank for $45 instead of an empty take at $90. Same amount of money, but psychologically better.
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

I will take you $90 a full tank.
Cost me $160 AU a tank were I am.
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

All in tank fuel pumps are very dense regarding the construction of their windings and their packaging. They need the fuel around them to help cool the pump down during operation. Operation below 1/4 tank exposes the pump to air, and allowing hot spots on the pump. going really empty all the time leaves it totally exposed.

I never go below 1/4 tank for this reason. I compare buying gas to buying smokes, why buy 1 pack at a time if you need 7 a week??? I drive a V8, it needs gas, why drive by 100 gas stations for an extra 1/4 tank? pay me now or pay me later, either way I am still paying for gas, either a little at a time, or a whole tank, its the same.

Those of you that drive it empty... How many have ever changed a fuel pump in any vehicle???
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

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I know it is not the best for mpg, but I do not let the gauge get below half. Paranoid, I guess.


Actually it's better to keep the gas tank above 1/2 to full because gasoline evaporates on contact with air, and the more air in the tank the faster it will evaporate, so by keeping it full, you are purchasing less gas over time.

Also I don't agree that Chrysler stopped the DTE calculation when the Low Fuel warning comes on, I mean,Isn't this when you really need it the most?

Most car manufacturers including BMW and Mercedes run theirs all the way down to 0.
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

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Actually it's better to keep the gas tank above 1/2 to full because gasoline evaporates on contact with air, and the more air in the tank the faster it will evaporate, so by keeping it full, you are purchasing less gas over time.

Also I don't agree that Chrysler stopped the DTE calculation when the Low Fuel warning comes on, I mean,Isn't this when you really need it the most?

Most car manufacturers including BMW and Mercedes run theirs all the way down to 0.
I agree with this. Had my first fill up the other day. Low fuel indicator came on and DTE was 40 miles. I figured I'd get gas on my way home since work was only a mile away. At the end of the day I turn the car on and DTE is not displaying anything. Just a low fuel indicator. Really a dumb feature. Every car I've had for the past 6 years showed mileage down to 0.
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Re: Mile Indicator When Fuel Low

same here dumb not to DTE to 0
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