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Old 12-04-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Running on empty :)



Enough said.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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haha.. im not that brave :) I have killed a gas pump on a previous car and it sucked.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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haha.. im not that brave :) I have killed a gas pump on a previous car and it sucked.
The pump is in the tank for the gas to keep it cool. If you run it down to near E you run the risk of burning up your pump.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #6
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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!
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
It actually works well. It drops rapidly while driving because the gas is sloshing around in the tank.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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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.
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