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Lookin out at the road rushing under my wheels

Managed to gas-up at zero last night. Didn't mean to, when I'd started across the valley I still had some thirty miles range showing, but as I pulled into the gas station and looked down it said "Zero". No apparent effects, and I didn't notice how much gas I put in, dammit.

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Ha har!! I thought you had a hole in the floor

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Ha ha! I thought you were on your way to see Jackson Brown in concert.

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WOW! I never noticed we had a range meter. Hahaha.

So wait.. does RANGE tell you how many miles you have left to drive? Crazy. Never noticed this before.

Hopefully your fuel pump didn't swallow up and crud from the bottom of your tank. I mean, I know we are supposed to have a filter, but...

This post made my day. Now I'm stoked to have learned about what the hell this 'range' thing was. Took me this long to figure it out.
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WOW! I never noticed we had a range meter. Hahaha.

So wait.. does RANGE tell you how many miles you have left to drive? Crazy. Never noticed this before.

Hopefully your fuel pump didn't swallow up and crud from the bottom of your tank. I mean, I know we are supposed to have a filter, but...

This post made my day. Now I'm stoked to have learned about what the hell this 'range' thing was. Took me this long to figure it out.
LOL--Yeah, I bet there's a few things I don't know about too, or just forgotten to use after six years of use. I've been in the habit of filling up with fuel at the first convenient point after the warning light goes off, but I have gone close to 20 miles past the "0" range marker, and still could have gone another 20 miles without panicing had I know how much reserve was left. Not good to go too low all the time, but I will always feel safe even if I take it all the way down to zero if needed, but no sense it sucking it dry.

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Since the published capacity of the fuel tank is 10.6 gallon (US), I typically do the following: 1. Low fuel light comes on
2. Scroll through MID to the tank MPG average (trip A on mine)
3. Multiply that number by 10
4. That's how many total miles I figure I can drive before filling up and still have approximately 1/2 gallon left to protect the fuel pump/not get embarrassingly stranded. Example, 37.2 MPG average x 10 gallons = 372 miles.
This method usually takes me easily 25+ miles farther than when the range says 0 miles and the last bar on the fuel meter disappears. I also live in an area where gas stations are only about 5 miles (at most) from each other. Your mileage may vary.
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I remember putting about 9.8 gallons in when it said zero. I thought the tank was 10 gallons exactly so I was pretty relieved. Still had more to go!
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I remember putting about 9.8 gallons in when it said zero. I thought the tank was 10 gallons exactly so I was pretty relieved. Still had more to go!

I have filled up with 10.5 gallons and was surprised I was not stuck on the side of the road! I should check my fill up record book and see what the maximum amount of fuel I have poured into this vehicle has been....
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I have filled up with 10.5 gallons and was surprised I was not stuck on the side of the road! I should check my fill up record book and see what the maximum amount of fuel I have poured into this vehicle has been....[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/CRZForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG]
10.6 US gallons published capacity + whatever may be in the filler neck + whatever the fuel lines hold + most likely some unknown amount to protect us from ourselves. Only way to know for sure the actual full capacity is to fill it all the way to the gas cap, run it until it stalls out, and fill it all the way up again at the same gas station, preferably using the same pump. I'm not suggesting anybody actually do this, attempt at your own risk.
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10.6 US gallons published capacity + whatever may be in the filler neck + whatever the fuel lines hold + most likely some unknown amount to protect us from ourselves. Only way to know for sure the actual full capacity is to fill it all the way to the gas cap, run it until it stalls out, and fill it all the way up again at the same gas station, preferably using the same pump. I'm not suggesting anybody actually do this, attempt at your own risk.
... Nothing ventured nothing gained am I right?

So... Who's going to idle away their gas in front of the gas station at empty in the name of CR-Zology? :3

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