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      03-25-2009, 10:41 PM   #23
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      03-25-2009, 10:45 PM   #24
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I normally wait till the miles to empty gauge reads something like this ---. Haha, JK... kind of.
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      03-26-2009, 04:46 AM   #25
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I've ran it all the way to 0, there has to be a reserve of a gallon or two.
+1 I think I drove on reserve fuel for like 15 miles a few times.
But usually when 30 or less miles
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      03-26-2009, 05:41 PM   #26
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so i filled up at chevron today guess the car feels smoother compared to when i had 40 miles left... I never really bothered to feel the difference til today.
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I do it whenever it is convenient. I mean sometimes it's 1/4 and sometimes it's less. Most of the times it's around 30 or so miles left.
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      03-27-2009, 02:48 PM   #28
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quarter left in the tank that is when i start to plan the trip to get gas
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      03-27-2009, 03:46 PM   #29
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Usually at 1/8 tank or when it says 30 miles until empty
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I usually start looking for a gas station when my tank is about 1/8 to 1/4 full. I never let it run empty, just to be on the safe side.
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I usually start looking for a gas station when my tank is about 1/8 to 1/4 full. I never let it run empty, just to be on the safe side.
Wow...reviving an almost 8 year old thread about when to put gas in the car.
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usually when the indicator pops up or if I drive by and see a hot chick filling up
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I usually tank up before going on a longer road trip. Otherwise when I come home from one. If I do enough putting around town to burn through 3/4 of a tank of gas in the summer I'll tank up there, but in winter I don't like having under a half a tank of gas so I'll tank up when it gets down to half. If I'm doing a real road trip I tend to plan ahead and make sure I have enough fuel to get to the next big center with about 100 km of range extra. I tend to drive about 5-600 km on that tank in one sitting and find that after about 6 hours in the car it feels pretty good to walk around and get fuel into it.
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Winter at about half tank. Summer I let it run as low as possible, because I think you get some of the last guy's gas selection when you fill (heard it can be almost a gallon), and I don't want to dilute the premium too much. Considered trying to follow 'premium users' but it seldom works out, I don't have the patience, but imagine people would get hinkey if I hung around waiting for a nicer car to fill up before using a pump.

I think the sensor has buffer or underestimates range, perhaps using the lowest recent mpg to figure it - lowest range I've seen is about 15miles, but estimated over a gallon left based on what I was able to put in. Every time they ask on a survey, I tell 'em that what I'd want is a bigger gas tank - even a few more gallons would be much more convenient.
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1/4. I've never seen the light come on
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Typically never less than half a tank.
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      01-18-2017, 05:43 PM   #38
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Whenever I'm by Costco. Sometimes at half. Sometimes with couple miles of reserve left. Whatever. Doesn't matter a lick.
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I try to catch it with 35 or more to empty.
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Before it gets to empty.
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About a 1/3 left, or sometimes when the light comes on. Usually it's now before I reach 150mi to empty.
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