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Check gauges light mean empty tank?

I am still on my first tank of gas with my new truck, and it is empty, the needle has been on E for a day. But, the gas light has not come on, I wanted to drive it until the light cam on so I can figure out my mpg and see how big my tank is when I fill up. But, the light has not come on. Is there a gas light? Maybe mine doesnt work? Last night the check gauges light came on, it is red, I think that came on because the gas guage is on empty, all of the other gauges were fine, so thats my only guess. What do you think?
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There is no gas light. It says check gauge.
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The check gage light comes on for fuel any other gage indicated problem. There is no gas light.. You still have about 4 gallons when that light comes on. You need to go fill up before you run the tank dry.
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My gas light comes on when Im down to around 4 gallons
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usually 20 gallon tanks, my light doesnt come on @ E it comes on before
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But, the gas light has not come on, I wanted to drive it until the light cam on so I can figure out my mpg and see how big my tank is when I fill up. But, the light has not come on.
Just keep driving that fuel light will come on .. you will see its there hahahahaha.
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And you do not calculate MPG by when the tank says its in need of a refill.

Fill the tank and reset the trip odometer. Drive until your down less than 1/4 tank, sometime after the light is on and its in the red (you want to use a whole tank but don't run it dry). Fill up, preferably at the same pump. Miles divided by gallons = average MPG.
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And you do not calculate MPG by when the tank says its in need of a refill.

Fill the tank and reset the trip odometer. Drive until your down less than 1/4 tank, sometime after the light is on and its in the red (you want to use a whole tank but don't run it dry). Fill up, preferably at the same pump. Miles divided by gallons = average MPG.
Math 101 here. haha. i feel so educated on this wonderful sunday.
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Just trying to balance things out with the drunk thread and the DUI thread.
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Yeh... if you try to calculate when you fill the tank be sure the trip odometer was reset last time it was filled and it had to have started with a 100% full tank.
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Or over fill it and get 110%
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You could use this if your lazy

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You could use this if your lazy

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two things:

1. Thats actually pretty nifty.

2. Wth happened with that avatar.
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two things:

1. Thats actually pretty nifty.

2. Wth happened with that avatar.
Jeweler made fun of me so It's my payback to him

Check out the war zone you will see
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which thread?
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LOL!!!!!!
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i've got a gas light. it's an orange jerry can and it comes on just as the needle hits the red line. it works out to roughly 5L. i fill it when that light comes on or shortly after and it almost always takes the same amount to fill it. 65-70L.
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I think it's an 18 gallon tank. Mine will take about 70 litres.

I fill up arond a 1/4 tank usually and it takes around 50L to fill.
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I've gone an additional 50 km's from when the needle hits E and the check gauge light comes on.
No need to panic, you have plenty of time/distance to go before running out of fuel. I've never ran the Ranger dry yet.
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