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Old 11-10-2009
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Originally Posted by ES894x4 View Post
the pump is cooled by the liquid it pumps not by being surrounded by the fuel
i think thats more of an issue with chevy, i have my wife fill up her blazer at a quarter tank. but ever since ive owned my 2001 ive run it untill the light comes on and im still on the original fuel pump (87,000). the most ive ever put in at fill up was 18 gallons, and that was after stretching the check gauge light for 15 miles or so but i normally put in 17 to 17.5 after the light. my light comes on usually between 240-260 miles on that tank of gas depending on the weather and how heavy my foot is. in the winter (colder) months i get much less miles per tank though.
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Old 11-10-2009
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Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
i think thats more of an issue with chevy,
Any vehicle. The fuel cools the pump.

The few times I have been on E the light does come on. Usually I fill up at 1/8 to 1/4 of a tank. No sense in pushing it.
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Old 11-10-2009
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Ive gone from Riverside to my place in Norwalk when the fuel light came on. Went 45 miles before i had to fill up, but that was my 04 3.0L manual trans Ranger.

My 4.0L has gone at least 30 miles before ive filled it up. Im confident id get at least 40 out of the tank before it goes sputtering out on me. Ive never had a problem getting over 300 miles out of a tank. I can get 350 miles out of a tank without much of an issue either.

Ive also gotten almost 21 gallons in my 19.5 gallon tank too :D. The filler neck holds more than you think lol
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Old 11-10-2009
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Once the light came on I hit the trip odometer and found a gas station............49 kilometers with no issues. With my luck I'll try something stupid like this again and probably make it like 10 kilometers before she dies
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Originally Posted by Sixt9coug View Post
Ive also gotten almost 21 gallons in my 19.5 gallon tank too :D. The filler neck holds more than you think lol
have fun replacing the charcoal filter (i think)

but thats good to know next time i go to the desert
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Old 11-18-2009
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I've got a check gauge light, but I've never seen it for low fuel because my fuel gauge will read E while I still have 3.5 gallons left.

But I would be one to fill up at the next gas station when the light comes on.
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Old 11-22-2009
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I can go about 350 miles on a tank....and I don't have a fuel light. :P
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