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How low can YOU go?

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    How low can YOU go?

    I noticed when the car is off, the gas arrow goes way passed E, so how low can you go before your actually out? It looks like an extra 1/8th of a tank or so.

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    i know its terrible for the fuel filter but ive gone roughly an 1/3 of an inch past the E marker, and when i fuel up it takes 14.5 gallons....

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    Most I've ever put in 13 gallons. That was almost at the E, and the "Check Gauges" light was on for 5 or so miles. I usually fill up at half tank, other wise, the wallet takes a huge hit, 93 aint cheap these days.

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    lol thats no shit, i usually put 89 in mine and it runs 40 a tank

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    i put 14.8 in once..i thought i was ganna have to push it to the gas station..but i wanted to get the station that i have a gas card for....

    i was a needle below the e mark

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    i never let it get that low, i dont want to be replacing a fuel pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selah View Post
    Most I've ever put in 13 gallons. That was almost at the E, and the "Check Gauges" light was on for 5 or so miles. I usually fill up at half tank, other wise, the wallet takes a huge hit, 93 aint cheap these days.

    NO offense to you, but basic mathmatics proves that you pay the exact same either way. Maybe 22 bucks is easier to swallow at a time, but you will still pay 44 dollars (that is about what it costs me to fill up) for the same amount of time and distance over the long run.

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    its about 37 for me about every 3 weeks and its my DD at that

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    That M6 helps a lot lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Ls1Formula View Post
    i know its terrible for the fuel filter but ive gone roughly an 1/3 of an inch past the E marker, and when i fuel up it takes 14.5 gallons....
    Its bad for the fuel pump, not the filter. You run it that low too often and kiss your fuel pump good bye. That will be a costly fix as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
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    This may be a stupid question, but how does it hurt the fuel pump, not like it sucks in air or anything.

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    I usually fill up when the check gauges light comes on, there is usually about two to three gallons left in the tank. The most I've put in my tank at one time was 16 gal.

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    It's bad for the pump because there is no resistance aka, fuel running through it and it burns the pump out. The pump is always on but with no fuel to syphone, just imagine holding your engine at redline for a while and tell me how it runs after And 14.8, you were on vapors that low Personally, I never run it below 1/4 tank. It costs about $50 to fill up out here

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    As soon as mine sits comfortably at the E, I'm pretty much boned. It's only a matter of time before it dies. I dont get a check engine light or anything. Since discovering that, i dont go below 1/8th of a tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra_badass View Post
    its about 37 for me about every 3 weeks and its my DD at that
    DAMN! that's pretty good mpg. last summer i spent $50 a week on gas to fill it up. let's just say my foot was on the floor more than just a couple times a day

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    yeah i get about 19-22 in town and about 27-30 on the highway and i only filled up at 13 gallons that is with my foot to the floor somtimes.....gatta love the M6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Its bad for the fuel pump, not the filter. You run it that low too often and kiss your fuel pump good bye. That will be a costly fix as well.



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    yup seen it happen to girls to many times, lol

    anyone else ever notice that your GF or wife usually runs there car to or past E every time?

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