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Old 09-16-2012, 02:57 PM   #11
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I've gone up to 30 miles after the fuel light came on but, like others said, its not the best idea. I've replaced the fuel pump due to it overheating and its not your most favored repair, thats for sure
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:39 AM   #12
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Filled up on white line, and my '12 took 11.1 gallons. Supposedly, it holds 12.5. Do the math.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #13
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ive run out of gas ALOT. when i first got my car , i had about 2 gallons left. now when it comes on i have 5 or less miles. idk what the issue is.
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Only happened to me once. I was coming back from Kansas city to Colorado Springs on I-70. I planned on getting gas at about 1/4th, but I kept pulling in to closed gas stations. Then the gas light came on, I didn't know how far a gas station would be that was actually open so I was doing 25-30mph on the highway. Finally I came to Ft. Riley of all places to get gas. By this time I had done 45 miles with the gas light on. I would not recommend trying this at all for reasons already mentioned in previous posts.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #15
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i might have done 30-35 miles on empty. then i fill up, in fear of becoming one of the people stranding their car to walk down the highway to the next gas station.
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i went once 70 miles when my light came on. I had no choice I did everything to conserve fuel, rolled down hill with gas off peddle and every other fuel sipping idea like no faster then 55, when I was driving from Denver to Vegas I passed a gas station thinking at 1/4 tank I had enough to get to next one.. well the next one was closed for xmas. I had 72 miles to next one with tank on E in Utah I think it was a Xmas Gift from my car that I got to the next station... since going back would have been 50ish miles and was not worth the extra 100+ miles I took the chance.
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386 miles. and i have an 02 svtf.
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you cannot go 386 miles on empty...

topic is "How many miles can you go after you fuel light comes on?"
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Have never tried. But as you know the 2002 SVT has a 13.2 gallon tank. Usually when my gas light comes on I need about 11 gallons to fill it. Is it bad to drive until the low fuel light comes on? Or if you get it during that time it is fine. Remember though the less gasoline that you have in the tank, the better MPG you get. So it can be a fine line.
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you cannot go 386 miles on empty...

topic is "How many miles can you go after you fuel light comes on?"
If you gas gauge does not work and light is always on???

I believe most vehicles have the light turn on (when functioning correctly) when 10% of fuel is left... on a 13 gallon tank that's 1.3 gallons.
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