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cheekedave 12-04-2012 09:49 AM

Running on empty :)
 
http://imageshack.us/a/img708/3072/20121201182655.jpg

Enough said.

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BetaDnB 12-04-2012 10:03 AM

I got to the pump once with 0 ToE. I can't remember how much went in the tank, but it was pretty well dry.

cheekedave 12-04-2012 10:12 AM

haha.. im not that brave :) I have killed a gas pump on a previous car and it sucked.

JayDeZ 12-04-2012 10:46 AM

I ran my 05 Explorer 5 extra miles once it reached 0 miles to empty. It had a 22 gal tank and took 21.9 gallons... oops.

mmmfloorpie 12-04-2012 02:49 PM

Just FYI, E doesn't really mean empty.

Manufacturers purposely do this so that drivers only think their cars are empty so they get gas immediately.

In actuality, there's a few gallons extra below E to allow you time to get gas.

I discovered this from tracking my gas mileage at the pump. I'd be on empty and go for a fill up and the amount of gas that went in wasn't even close to the size of the gas tank.

I figured about 1/5 of the tank's capacity is below E. Oh, that wasn't on a Focus though, lol!

suss6052 12-04-2012 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mmmfloorpie (Post 4483492)
Just FYI, E doesn't really mean empty.

Manufacturers purposely do this so that drivers only think their cars are empty so they get gas immediately.

In actuality, there's a few gallons extra below E to allow you time to get gas.

I discovered this from tracking my gas mileage at the pump. I'd be on empty and go for a fill up and the amount of gas that went in wasn't even close to the size of the gas tank.

I figured about 1/5 of the tank's capacity is below E. Oh, that wasn't on a Focus though, lol!

Considering how some people have run out with greater than 10 miles distance to E remaining on the display where as others have gotten right down to 0 miles and beyond without running out I'm not sure that there is necessarily this reserve as such now based on real time averages.

The furthest I've stretched a tank was also the tank that I had gotten the highest mileage. I think the DTE was still above 10 miles but I'd gone 470.1 miles on 11.176 gallons of the 12.4 gallon capacity. That doesn't sound like the car was leaving a reserve cushion of 2-3 gallons based on the DTE calculations.

glocker 12-04-2012 03:12 PM

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.

symbology 12-04-2012 03:38 PM

Good to know the gas gauge goes below E. My last car, '98 VW Golf, would go empty above E, in "the red zone" (the last 1/8). I learned of this while running out of gas. In a tunnel. During rush hour.

kam327 12-04-2012 03:54 PM

I frequently run it down to around 20 to E, gas gauge just below the E line, and I usually end up putting around 11.2 to 11.4 gallons in it, so around 0.8 to 1 gallon remaining. Which is a little conservative given the estimated 20 miles to empty (and averaging around 33 mpg), but not much.

Deftmetal 12-04-2012 06:11 PM

I got down to 29km to e and mine took 48.7 L


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