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How long and far can you drive in an average car once the fuel gauge reaches E?

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  1. gulzar

    gulzar Member

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    How long and far can you drive in an average car once the fuel gauge reaches E?
    I just want to know how much and when I should panic.
    i have Honda Civic Sedan 2002 four Doors.
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    Based on my 2001 Monte Carlo
    My low fuel light comes on at 1/4 tank and the mileage info says I have a 60 mile range
    So letting one go to E I would say not to let it go that low because you can suck dirt into your fuel system
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    actually i want to fill up with Super net this time so i want to make sure the regular one is almost finished and not to be mixed with the super net. So like that engine will get Pure super net.
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    If you are on E now I would think that it would be low enough not to interfere
    with the changeover
    Or let it idle until it runs out but I wouldn't do that
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    http://www.super.net.pk/
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    I think i should wait a little more to maka it more empty so it will more better.
    What is this link about?
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    That should be about your product
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    so you just post a link and you dont know it is about what?.
    i check it and have Nothing to do with my case. thanks anyway
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    My bad:(
    I thought it was fuel info
    I had better learn to read
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    Until the engine stops....
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    ^^^ Now that's funny, I don't care who you are!

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    In general, it is not a good idea to run the tank all the way to empty. You might get away with it with a new car but older cars collect dirt/rust and water overtime in the tank.

    I had a Pontiac Bonneville. I was in a hurry to get to a meeting and the tank was low on fuel so I pushed it. Made the meeting but when I filled up the tank with needle hard on E, the fuel gauge ceased to work.

    A friend of mine had a Cadillac CTS, ran his to empty. Engine was hard to start and ran rough after refueling. According to the dealer, a sensor was damaged by something in the fuel.

    So I now never let the gauge get below 1/4 and have had no problems with my cars: Ford, Honda, Subaru, Mazda in regards to fuel issues.

    FYI: the operator manual will tell you the size of the fuel tank. On fill up (after obtaining a new vehicle), I observe the gas gauge which tells me the gallons per 1/4 tank and gallons beyond the full marking (tanks will hold 1 or less gallons beyond full). This way when I reach 1/4 tank, I know about how far I can drive before I'm walking (gallons used to 1/4 subtracted from total tank capacity times MPG). Hey but I'm a engineer (University of Cincinnati, Class of 1971),
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    Running too low causes the pump to overheat/damage...
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    On my wife's Elantra the LOW FUEL light comes on when there is only 1 1/2 gallons left in the tank. We only took it that low ONCE. Usually we fill up at 1/4 tank to be sure.

    If you just want to burn out all the old gas and refill with SUPER, anytime after 1/4 tank will do. The mixture you get with Regular and Super will not affect the octane level by much. About your third (3rd) tank full of Super will be enough to get rid of all the Regular gasoline.

    Word of warning. Never allow an engine to run until the fuel tank is completely empty. you will always have some sludge and water contamination in the bottom of a tank. Condensation from opening and closing the filler cap will eventually build up in the tank. And most rotary in-tank fuel pumps need the fuel around it for cooling purposes.
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    the capacity of the tank is 50 Litres according to Google search.
    i filled it up yesterday and i put 48 Litres and some ...
    it mean there was only 1 and half Litres left. its not bad i reach my mission.
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    On a ford escape, after the gas light comes on you have 50 miles. Once your gauge is on "E" you have about 10- 15 from what I have seen.

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