The fuel tank capacity is listed at 10.6 US gallons. Has anyone put more than that in the tank at one time?
I don't think that you are drawing a valid conclusion or following a wise practice in fueling up you car.I fill mine all the way to the top of the bottom of the column so I can see the gas in the fill tube. I've only filled it 3 times in two months, yeah, but I've put in 10.4, 10.6 and 10.2 WHICH is scary since the tanks holds 10.6 BUT the gas warning light just came on in every case. So basically when warning light comes on I got at best, 10 miles until empty. This is starting to bother me.
Silly question: what is the reasoning behind the recommendation to always keep a fuel tank more than half full?:dunno:
That is true......however...To avoid condensation water.
That is probably about where mine would be if I stopped right away when the light comes on. I usually put an additional 15-30 miles from the time of seeing the low fuel light come on in which case it is right under around 9 gallons. I live out in the middle of nowhere so a quick pull over is not an option a lot of times.I dont know hwo you guys can drive on empty for so long or maybe my light comes on prematurely cuz everytime I fill up I put approx 8 1/2 gallons in till it clicks and I am back at full tank....ussually my gas pump bill is around 32 dollars pretty consistant at that atually
you shouldnt over fill your tank or you will screw up your tank's gas carbon vapor emission filter.
Does anyone know when this started? It used to be you would fill the tank up to the top of the filler neck, just so you would know exactly how much gas you have. This is especially true due to the differing pressure cut-offs at the pump. (If you always stopped at the same gas station and used the same pump, you had a better chance of getting the same amount of gas, but if someone was using that particular pump, you would have to wait.)But keep in mind these additional cavities are there to reduce the emissions from your car and for safety. Filling them up with gasoline to ensure, your car is "topped off" is not a good idea and can damage these emission control systems.