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12-08-2012 12:24 AM
havcoc I have found my DTE to be unreliable at best. There have been times when I was at 6 miles to empty but when I filled her up only 11 gallons went in the tank. Then one time I ran out and was stranded on the side of the highway with the DTE telling me I had 25 to empty! Worst part was I had just gone by a gas station but it was overpriced Chevron and I was going to Sam's Club a couple of miles up the road. Lesson learned, I try to fill at 1/4 now if I can help it.
12-07-2012 10:23 PM
Originally Posted by glocker View Post
Drove my car to work the other day, when I pulled in to work DTE was 6 miles. When I left 8 hours later I started the car and it said DTE was 29 miles. Haha I don't trust it anymore.
As you drive the DTE will update based on your current mileage.

When you start up the car it will guesstimate based off an average and update accordingly.
12-07-2012 10:11 PM
DaeHanL I've got about 6 miles after it read 0 miles. Lots of coasting and neutral is your friend. Car was sputtering though, when I pulled up to the pump.
12-07-2012 09:05 PM
ScottMcC Do you guys have a tendency to drive faster when you're really low on fuel and not sure where the next gas station is?
12-07-2012 10:33 AM
Slimgym20 I few weeks ago I drove on 0 for 6 or 7 miles! Fill up was 11.88 gallons. I was pretty nervous needless to say. Was driving to San Fran, passed a gas station and it said I had 60 miles to go in my car and the next city was 45 away. Figured I'd be ok. But for me, when I hit about 36 miles to go, it drops extremely quick till about 16 - I maybe can go 10 miles and it drops 20 off the gauge which is somewhat annoying.
12-06-2012 11:14 PM
GoShockers The other day I stretched it out a bit to get to my favorite gas station that sells non-ethanol gas. I was about a 1/4 mile away from the station and my display said 7 miles to empty. My pedal went dead and my car died. Very embarrassing. I won't be going that low ever again.

In short: don't trust the Distance To Empty gauge unless you like to walk.
12-05-2012 10:26 PM
Duffman355 last night I had zero miles on my gauge mainly becasue I didn't want to stop in the ghetto for gas. I put 2.4 gallons in once I did stop and the car jumped up to a quarter tank and 94 miles to go (at 28 mpg). There was plenty of gas to spare and presumably, no air was getting sucked into the fuel pump.
12-05-2012 08:40 PM
thehun I keep my gas tank above a 1/4 tank...gas is what cools your fuel pump..and I really do not want to spend hundreds of dollars...short harm...long term of running it close to E is too costly
12-05-2012 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by ScullyZX2 View Post
I got the low fuel light last night with DTE at 39 and it took only 10.5 USG.
I guess it just depends when yours was built and what lot number parts are in it.
It's set to warn you before it's too low at about 50 miles left afaik, but that range estimate is based on the current average mpg.
12-05-2012 04:27 PM
ScullyZX2 I got the low fuel light last night with DTE at 39 and it took only 10.5 USG.
I guess it just depends when yours was built and what lot number parts are in it.
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