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Just curious, but how many gallons do you guys have left in your tanks when your gas light comes on? My light doesn't really shine bright at first, it just comes and goes depending on if I'm going uphill/downhill. I was just curious.
 

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i dont have a gas light, but i can drive for quite a long time when the needle goes under the E... i THINK we have a 3 gallon reserve tank, maybe someone can chime in on that...
 

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03trdblack said:
Just curious, but how many gallons do you guys have left in your tanks when your gas light comes on? My light doesn't really shine bright at first, it just comes and goes depending on if I'm going uphill/downhill. I was just curious.
Without fail mine comes on with 10 L (2.6 G) left. I like being hard on my fuel filter... :eek:
 

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Whenever my light comes on, and I fill up afterwards I put about 16 gallons in. so, 2.5 gallons.. 2.5 x however many MPG you get, and you will know about how far you can go.
 

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03trdblack said:
Just curious, but how many gallons do you guys have left in your tanks when your gas light comes on? My light doesn't really shine bright at first, it just comes and goes depending on if I'm going uphill/downhill. I was just curious.
I have an 18 gallon tank, and the light comes on with 3 gallons left.

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03trdblack said:
Just curious, but how many gallons do you guys have left in your tanks when your gas light comes on? My light doesn't really shine bright at first, it just comes and goes depending on if I'm going uphill/downhill. I was just curious.
Well I would put about 15 or so gallons and I had a 19 gal tank so that leaves about 4 gals in the tank @ about 17mpg = roughly 68 miles.
 

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farakon said:
do the 99's have a low fuel light?
My 99 as well as my Bro's 99 both have them

Although I've heard of other's that don't
 

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farakon said:
ive gotten mine down relly close to "E" and its never come on. just curious.

Usually mine is below 'E' before the light comes on. When it does come on and I fill up, it's about 16.5 gallons. However, I usually fill up when it hits 'E' which usually results in a fill up of 15.5 gallons.
 

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Some packages have the low fuel light, other don't. There is also not a hard and fast rule as to when they will light up. However, it seems to be from 2-4 gallons. Mine is pretty close to 3 gallons.

There is no reserve gas tank in our truck, or any other vehicle unless equipped with a dual tank setup. The reserve gas is located under the 1/4 tank mark on the gas guage :cool: . Why stretch it? Like was already said, when you start consuming the gas at the bottom of the tank, you are sucking up all the deposits that have accumulated in there over the years. Good rule of thumb, fill up at the 1/4 or 1/8 mark.
 

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03trdblack said:
Just curious, but how many gallons do you guys have left in your tanks when your gas light comes on? My light doesn't really shine bright at first, it just comes and goes depending on if I'm going uphill/downhill. I was just curious.
I dont have a gas light on my 2.7 2000 4x4 but i usually let it go all the way down to "E" and unless i really push it i have 2-2.5 gallons left.
 

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I once went for 20 miles after the gas light came on and when I filled up I put 18 gallons in meaning I had half a gallon (7 miles with my mileage) left. Probably not the smartest thing I've done, but now I know...
 

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When my light comes on, I can go aprox 49 miles, before running out of fuel. So that means it's between 3 to 4 gallons left in the tank.
 

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You guys scare me. Seems like you have it down to a science as to when you run out of push water. Most of the folks that I run into with similar "research methods" I end up referring to as traffic hazzards. Not to bad when its a small car. They are easy to push out of the way.
 

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TacoPoPo said:
... when you start consuming the gas at the bottom of the tank, you are sucking up all the deposits that have accumulated in there over the years...
Do you think that the pickup tube is floating and goes up and down with the level of gas in the tank? That's not what the service manual shows.

Anytime the level of gas allows it to slosh around at all (ie. all the time) it starts washing those deposits into the filter. It is always sucking from the bottom of the tank. Worst of all would be how much the gas is stirred up after filling.
 

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jayotto4 said:
Well I would put about 15 or so gallons and I had a 19 gal tank so that leaves about 4 gals in the tank @ about 17mpg = roughly 68 miles.
A 19 gallon tank does not necessarily mean you can get 19 gallons out of it up the pickup tube (even on flat ground).
 

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TacoPoPo said:
Like was already said, when you start consuming the gas at the bottom of the tank, you are sucking up all the deposits that have accumulated in there over the years. Good rule of thumb, fill up at the 1/4 or 1/8 mark.

That's what fuel filters are for ;)
 

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Yes I know the pickup tube is at the bottom. And I know that any crap you have floating in the tank is sloshing around. BUT, as the gas level gets low, all that sediment is pulled through the pickup a lot less diluted than it was before. You stand more of a chance of clogging things up.
 
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