Originally Posted by m@rco
I never fill up before the light is solid orange. I've hit " --- " a couple of times. Minus 15 miles is achievable. I think the tank holds 17.2 gallons or so. I typically fill up with about 16 to 16.5 gallons.
The fuel pump will be sufficiently cooled. The pump is cooled by the fuel it's pumping, if i'm not mistaken... And I don't think there is that much dirt in the gas anyways, nowadays. The gas has to meet very very stringent requirements. Remember, we live in 2013... Not in 1943...
so tell me why if you go to any repair shop that has take off a fuel tank they will tell you about all the grit and junk found in the tank? 99% of the repair place will tell you this!