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So I tryed to see how far I could push the tank. It was going ok until the check engine light came on, which I found out later was multiple misfires in the cylinders. I don't know if it was the lack of gas or the crappy autolite sparks I have. Anyway, here are some pics I took w/ my cell.



 

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The farthest that I went in my trep without filling up was last year. I was broke as a joke, and was heading to a friends house to get her BP gas card. Low gas light came on... winds were out of control and the trep was rocking back and forth (u can just tell when the car feels light as a feather compared to full)... finally made it to the gas station. Pumped in 14 gallons of gas... my heart was throbbing until I saw the gas station in the distance.
 

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crombie said:
The farthest that I went in my trep without filling up was last year. I was broke as a joke, and was heading to a friends house to get her BP gas card. Low gas light came on... winds were out of control and the trep was rocking back and forth (u can just tell when the car feels light as a feather compared to full)... finally made it to the gas station. Pumped in 14 gallons of gas... my heart was throbbing until I saw the gas station in the distance.
I feel like there is more to this story... :farmer:


Yeah, I never run my car low-always fill her up when I get the chance.
 

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I feel like there is more to this story... :farmer:
?? Not really...
I was really financially f***ed up last year... and would often have no choice but to go all the way until my low gas light came on until next fill up. I always feared that my fuel sysytem would be screwed up. :(
 

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It can also suck up all the residue and any condensation that builds up in your fuel tank...not a good idea. I always fill up before or right after the light comes on....
 

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It can also suck up all the residue and any condensation that builds up in your fuel tank...not a good idea. I always fill up before or right after the light comes on....
I know all of that. But when your days away from payday, and don't have a dime to your name... what else can you do? That was 2 years ago. I didn't have a room mate to help with the rent and half of the bills, now I have my g/f living with me and my sloppy room mate. NOW I fill up a line above red. If not sooner.
 

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I know all of that. But when your days away from payday, and don't have a dime to your name... what else can you do? That was 2 years ago. I didn't have a room mate to help with the rent and half of the bills, now I have my g/f living with me and my sloppy room mate. NOW I fill up a line above red. If not sooner.
I don't know, if you make your car a priority which it probably is since you post at a car forum. So if you put money aside for your car, it will take car of you. Since you rely on it so much, you should probably always have enough to drive for an emergency, say the hospital. Not spending money on BS things like cigarettes, beer, movies, going out to eat, and not using credit cards really help.
 

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If you constantly run your car until its choking for gas...I've heard it can be bad for your fuel pump.
The gas cools the fuel pump. If you constantly drive the car with the gas level too low, it causes the fuel pump to heat up and will result in premature failure of the fuel pump.
You will also be letting any sediment on the bottom of the gas tank clog the fuel filter which is in the gas tank.
 

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The gas cools the fuel pump. If you constantly drive the car with the gas level too low, it causes the fuel pump to heat up and will result in premature failure of the fuel pump.
You will also be letting any sediment on the bottom of the gas tank clog the fuel filter which is in the gas tank.
Perhaps you are confusing the fuel strainer with the fuel filter. The filter on this car isn't in the tank, but the strainer (sock) is.
 

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I've going for about 15 miles after my OTIS said 0. Only because i was in AZ and in the middle of no where. But that was the only time. I usually never run it under a half a tank.
 

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Gundy said:
I don't know, if you make your car a priority which it probably is since you post at a car forum. So if you put money aside for your car, it will take car of you. Since you rely on it so much, you should probably always have enough to drive for an emergency, say the hospital. Not spending money on BS things like cigarettes, beer, movies, going out to eat, and not using credit cards really help.
Ummm.... financial 101 class is in session?
I take VERY good care of my car... trust me. Put $ away for my car? Whats more important? Food or buying mods for my trep? ;) Next question... ;)
 

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I ran the concorde out of gas once. Thought i could make it to the station, and didn't even come close :)

The lowest the LHS has come is about 5 miles after the evic said 0 DTE,
 

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it stalled. so i had to push it to the gas station. so i guess i ran all the gas out the pump. :)
 

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Like Tony mentioned about his heart throbbing until he saw the next station...I too get that way. Like driving down the highway where there is no stations in the middle of the night...If my light goes on I figure there is at least 4 gallons left in the system and I average about 22 MPG on the highway so I am good for at least another 50-60 miles, I know 22x4=88 but you have to guestimate how much you have. I can usually go from Abilene to Shreveport and around town there before I have to fill up. My last trip I believe my mileage was 437 on the tripometer...I only put in 15 gallons of gas. Not too bad.
 

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650 miles or so in my dad's truck...95 Ram 2500 Cummins

it has a range of 770 though when cruising at 65 on the interstate. not bad for a 5000 lb truck with only a 35 gal tank;)
 

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I put 15 gallons in mine every 3 days. No such thing as old gas in mine. I once actually did put 17.1 gallons in at Exxon, so it couldn't have had more than a drop in it.
 
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My tank in the 1993 Concorde 3.5L is about 13 Gallons. Even though manual says 12.5 Gallons.
Farthest I've gone is 333 miles. (Then it ran out, time for a spare can in the trunk.)
OTIS said 25.5 AVG MPG. I drove to Albany and Back to NY City at that time. So, I get 7 hours run time on a full tank at cruise speed, and driving avg 65mph.
 

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The farthest I have drivin my Intrepid was 365 miles on a tank but the little fuel light didn't come on I was just at an 1/8th of a tank I filled it back up...
 

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Keep those tanks topped off.

I had a 2nd gen RX-7 w/a faulty fuel gauge ...ran out of gas. Bone dry. Sucked in sediments, junk etc. Car never ran the same. Big $$$ on fuel filters, plugs, O2 sensors.

Damn, I miss that car.


The Canoe and Wife's Explorer get top-offs at 1/2 tanks ...maybe I should run mine dry, been having a whiney f/p for over a year now. NOT
 
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