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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 02:29 AM
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Gas light? How far can you go?

Hi there-
Does anyone know how many miles you can go after the gas light, lights up? It seems like it lights up way before it hits empty, but I've been paranoid that I'll get stuck somewhere.
 
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I've been wondering about this too. I filled up very soon after the gas light came on, and I believe it was azbout 14 gal of gas. Which means you have at least 1.5 gals left -- so 30-35 miles?
 
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Yeah I guess so- I filled up about 13.5. I just wasn't sure how big the tank is. Good to know. Thanks!
 
 
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our Fuel Capacity is 15.9g
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The 15.9 is the size of the tank. You should be able to fit in half a gallon more in all the tubing... Looks like you have 40 - 50 miles top after the light. I guess the gage seems to be correct.
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I recommend to NEVER let it get this low. Very bad for the fuel pump

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Definitely one of the most important things to figure out if you use your car for highway trips in particular. Often the manual will say how much fuel is left when the light comes on, and some cars are more conservative than others. My Subaru's light comes on at 2.5 gallons remaining, which I've always thought was a bit early. Sounds like the RAV might be the same way.
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flyingn - Can you explain a bit more about why it might be bad (insinuation=damaging) to the fuel pump to allow the gas to get low enough for the light to come on?
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The fuel pump is submerged in the fuel. The fuel itself helps to cool the pump and motor. If the level drops below it it will overheat and shorten its life.

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Let's not forget it will depend on your drving style as well.

Good info flyingn
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