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Old 06-17-2013, 07:04 AM   #43
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I don't think all cars are the same. It would depend on the brands of parts in the cars and the calibrations of those parts. On my car the low fuel light would come on with 3 gallons left. Then the dealership changed the fuel pump and sending unit. Now the low fuel light comes on with 2 gallons left. I would just drive the car till the fuel light comes on and then fill it up. That will tell you how much fuel is left in the vehicle for peace of mind.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:46 AM   #44
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I see many fuel pump replacement purchases in the future...

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by kd4hey View Post
In my 2011, I have consistently noticed it hitting the Magical "Fuel Low" warning message right around 40 miles. Maybe the set-up was different in different model years? I managed to maintain about 20/21MPG (according to the DIC), so that's NOT 4 gallons. Also typically when I fill up, she takes around 16 gallons or so. Just my 2 cents.
Agree...appears like the '12 and '13 may operate differently. My '11 comes on around 40 and still give range for a while after that down to say 22 or 25
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by f5journal View Post
Agree...appears like the '12 and '13 may operate differently. My '11 comes on around 40 and still give range for a while after that down to say 22 or 25
My '13 V6 comes on at 45-50 miles left....I refill when the trip hits 400 miles

have never put in more than 17.5 gallons back in it

I average 22-23 mpg per tank

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #47
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Ok, the tank size is 19.2 gallons... you had 4.3 gallons left at that point.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #48
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Kramer got way more than 75 miles :-)
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #49

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Originally Posted by nyrfan View Post
The 1/4 fill line is my low fuel alert.

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When I start to see that 1/4 fill line peaking out behind the right side of the needle I get jittery. Lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #50
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I wouldn't wait on fuel level to get low, fuel pump might suck some dirts from tank to engine.

19gal is ideal volume of tank, in reality I would subtract 1-1.5 gal because of the shape of tank!
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #51
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I wouldn't wait on fuel level to get low, fuel pump might suck some dirts from tank to engine.

LOL, this is way to funny not to pass up. First I have to say I have never heard of dirt floating in gas so if you have dirt in your tank it will get sucked up full or empty. Second thing is if it actually gets sucked up it will never make it to your engine unless you pulled out the inline fuel filter!!! Last thing is if you ever find dirt in your tank you might want to stay away from discount Charlie's when filling up your car!

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #53

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I got it at about 40 miles and filled up about 10 miles later...and still had 3 gal in the tank. So I really had 60+ miles I could have actually traveled. It's an estimate, but you should know how far you can go if needed.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by ExCrystal View Post
It really depends on the DIC. I know there's AT LEAST ~50 miles left when that light comes on.

However, there's a second warning system that kicks-in when the fuel level approaches empty (2 gallons? idk).

I had both kick in when Sandy hit and I had to travel from northeast NJ all the way to Pennsylvania to get gas with less than 1/4 tank
what is this 2nd warning system i have never seen it.....explain

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Old 09-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #55
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Should be about 2.5gal left in the tank at low fuel. I get the warning with about 45 miles left on my tank according to the dic; usually there are a little less than 3 gallons left when it pops up.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #56
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Mine took a little over 16 gallons after the warning came on just yesterday.

I have always thought, and still maintain the belief, that runnign a tank down low is not good for the injectors.
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