|12-08-2012 01:24 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 11:23 PM|
When you start up the car it will guesstimate based off an average and update accordingly.
|12-07-2012 11:11 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 10:05 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 11:33 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.|
|12-07-2012 12:14 AM|
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 11:26 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 09:40 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 term...no harm...long term of running it close to E is too costly|
|12-05-2012 07:57 PM|
|12-05-2012 05:27 PM|
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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