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Re: V8 fill up

A couple of times I took it to the last hash mark on "E" and, on those few occasions, when I filled up I put in a bit more than 23 gallons.

It isn't good to run a tank too low because the fuel keeps the internal fuel pump cool; running too low too often and for too long a duration lets that pump heat up too much and reduces its service life. The reason I ran low on a few occasions was due to driving cross country late at night and many fuel stations were closed.
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A couple of times I took it to the last hash mark on "E" and, on those few occasions, when I filled up I put in a bit more than 23 gallons.

It isn't good to run a tank too low because the fuel keeps the internal fuel pump cool; running too low too often and for too long a duration lets that pump heat up too much and reduces its service life. The reason I ran low on a few occasions was due to driving cross country late at night and many fuel stations were closed.
a friend of mine never has more than 1/4 tank of gas in his car. He just goes and puts a few dollars in to get him to work and back (I know, it's weird ). He has gone through fuel pumps on all of his cars and I keep telling him it is because of heat but he doesn't believe me. I remember replacing a fuel pump in an old 92 taurus SHO I had but not since then, they are pretty reliable. I don't know if the heat thing is true or not but it sure seems like it would be.
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Re: V8 fill up

The WKII when it actually hits E you still have 2+ gallons in the tank. Strange I know, so now I always run mine til it is directly on the E, I hate going before it is needed.
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The WKII when it actually hits E you still have 2+ gallons in the tank. Strange I know, so now I always run mine til it is directly on the E, I hate going before it is needed.
That is true, sometimes. Other times when it is on "E", it is 1 gallon from empty, or 3, or 4, or .5, or etc...
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