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#11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 10:52 PM
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Wrong.

Second gens have about 21.5 gallon tanks.
I typically run 20 or 30 miles after the low fuel light comes on and that is about 16 to 16-1/2 gallons of ethanol free fuel. my V-6 has a 19-3/8 gallons and the I4 has a 15-7/8 gallon. This is for the gen 1 trucks.

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When I fill up after the light comes on, it usually takes about 18.5 gallons. I used to have an '02 Maxima that I could drive 25-30 miles after the light came on (with the dte reading ---) and still have a bit left in the tank.

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I have no idea how far I can go with the low fuel light on. I've never seen that light come on, don't ever want to see that light come on.

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I parked my truck last night facing slightly downhill. This morning as soon as I started the engine, gas light came on. After driving 5-6 miles to drop kids off at school the tank took 16.9 gallons to fill. That seems pretty consistent with what I've had thus far... I think the lowest I ever let it go was taking about 19.5 gallons... I generally don't like to let the light come on, usually fill at the 1/4 tank marker. One can never tell when you'll get stuck in a traffic jam or a 24hr million customer power failure like a few months ago...

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My fuel light came on as I pulled up to the pump the other day. I put 16.4ga into it. Which let me know, I have plenty of time to find a gas station when the light comes on.
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My worry on this is that we cannot put the full 21 gallons in the tank to start with. Due to the damn EPA and that canister, we cannot top it off. Usually, I put between 15 and 17 gallons in mine. That is between 250 and 300 miles. I do not recall ever seeing my low fuel light come on since I bought it. In the winter time, I do not go below 1/3 a tank. In the summer, it is 1/4 tank.

At about 80 miles, I am at the 3/4 mark. At about 175ish miles (depends on highway vs town) I am at the half mark. Then at about the 250ish mark, I am on 1/4 tank.

I know that before I learned of the canister and I would stand there and try to top it off, I could get an extra 1.6 or so gallons in the tank. As a result, I just don't let it go below 1/4 tank.

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I've put 20.9 gallons in mine before. That was auto-cutoff, too.

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I've put 20.9 gallons in mine before. That was auto-cutoff, too.
That was real close. The tank only holds 21.13 = 21 1/8 gallons. Surprised it didn't shut down on the way there.

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My light came on today and I put in 17 gallons even.
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That was real close. The tank only holds 21.13 (21 1/ gallons. Surprised it didn't shut down on the way there.

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Yeah, I knew I was pushing it.

I have a bad habit off driving with the light on. My girlfriend hates it. I reset my trip odometer and mpg every fill-up, so I always have a rough estimate of how much gas I have left. That that doesn't mean I've never lost that gamble.

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