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How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? #5259406 11/05/19 07:25 PM
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Before you say, I never let the gauge get that low, I don't usually either, but just picked up this car I bought a few weeks ago. And it's not as if it was a gas or even diesel vehicle where there are a dozen stations within 2 miles. This car takes CNG, of which, stations are few and far between around here. Luckily there was a station 10 miles away, so I crossed my fingers and made a run for it. Got there ok and stuffed 11.349 gallons in the tank. Capacity is supposed to be 13 gallons.

Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259409 11/05/19 07:27 PM
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I try not to go below 1/4 of a tank.

E still is about 2 gallons of gas, so I’m not too worried.

Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259413 11/05/19 07:31 PM
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I get start getting nervous at 3/8ths, and absolutely must fill up at 1/4. I don’t go below half when it’s cold out.

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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259414 11/05/19 07:33 PM
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I almost always go down to E lol


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259420 11/05/19 07:39 PM
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I don't let the tank go below half, so no worries.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259421 11/05/19 07:39 PM
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I never let the gauge get that low. smile

They're a little pessimistic (okay to say 'conservative' on BITOG?) in my experience with regard to indicated reading and actual displaced volume.

I'll top 'em off when down to ~1/4 capacity in case of mandatory evacuations as ordered by civil defense authorities.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259422 11/05/19 07:40 PM
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I panic when the needle moves off of full! Between my OCD, earthquakes and fires I try to keep all my tanks full. My Jeep only has 1.2 gallons left when the low fuel light comes on. Our Toyota even less.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259427 11/05/19 07:42 PM
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I fill up when 1/4 tank left. Getting any closer to E would really have me worrying.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259428 11/05/19 07:43 PM
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Cool story, you should never let it get that low.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259434 11/05/19 07:47 PM
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No worries with my car. It's a 13.2 gallon tank and when the fuel light comes on, the fill-up only takes 10 to 11 gallons. It gets 34 MPG so it could theoretically go 60 to 90 miles before running dry.

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I live very close to work, as dose my wife. So when the gas light comes on I can probably go 2 days without too much worry. Having said that, I almost never let it get that low. I fill up every 2 weeks, and I am usually around half a tank at that point.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259437 11/05/19 07:50 PM
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Light comes on, I fill it up.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259440 11/05/19 07:57 PM
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I don't even fill until the "get gas light" illuminates. From that point, 50 miles in all my vehicles is easily the minimum I have left and I've gone that far on all of them. Not nervous at all.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259447 11/05/19 08:09 PM
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I have a 36 gallon tank so I fill it at 3/8, approximately 10 gallons left.


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Re: How nervous do you get when the gas gauge is at E? [Re: atikovi] #5259449 11/05/19 08:09 PM
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Not at all. Its not uncommon for me on long trips to put 17-18+ gallons in a 19 gallon tank. I know how much fuel remains. From when the light comes on, I have 3 gallons until its flat dry.I typically get 20-1ish MPG on the highway, so 50-60 miles is about my limit.

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