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Ford chose an interesting low fuel guage

This is really random but something has been bothering me about the low fuel guage.

First of all, Ive never owned a vehicle that said "check gage" when it was low on fuel. Usually is says "low fuel" or something.

Second of all, I have yet to figure out why Ford couldnt even spell guage correctly. Im assuming this has something to do with lack of space, but still.

I know this is random but I was just wondering if anyone else found this annoying.
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Actually either spelling of "gauge" or "gage" is correct..

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gage
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Hmm I guess you could be correct haha
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it bother me, i just get gas when i comes on
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Mine dont say anything the little Gas icon pump looking thing comes on and thats it
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This is really random but something has been bothering me about the low fuel guage.

First of all, Ive never owned a vehicle that said "check gage" when it was low on fuel. Usually is says "low fuel" or something.

Second of all, I have yet to figure out why Ford couldnt even spell guage correctly. Im assuming this has something to do with lack of space, but still.

I know this is random but I was just wondering if anyone else found this annoying.
The "Check Gage" light is a multifunction warning for low fuel level, high coolant temperature or insufficient oil pressure. Ford leaves it to you to check for the gauge that is showing a fault.

It must be language evolution because modern dictionaries accept both spellings- gage or gauge. (which you misspelled BTW).
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mine just has a picture of a gas tank... i just filled up with .05 gallons left in my tank.
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Yeah 2004 & Up have an independent low fuel warning light.
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It must be language evolution because modern dictionaries accept both spellings- gage or gauge. (which you misspelled BTW).

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It must be language evolution because modern dictionaries accept both spellings- gage or gauge. (which you misspelled BTW).
You are right...I did spell it incorrectly haha. Oh well
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I'd be thrilled if the gauge/gage didn't read EMPTY when there was still 5 gallons left in the tank.
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I'd be thrilled if the gauge/gage didn't read EMPTY when there was still 5 gallons left in the tank.
It seems to be pretty hit and miss.. mine comes on with anywhere between 3 and 1.5 gallons in the tank...
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mine runs on oreos, i have no need for what you pesky people call "Gasoline"

you and your miniscule minds
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I'd be thrilled if the gauge/gage didn't read EMPTY when there was still 5 gallons left in the tank.

no crap, how many miles you get before the light comes on? mine will read empty at 240 miles, and the light still doesnt come on. im afriad to trust a light tho.
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I like the check gage light
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no crap, how many miles you get before the light comes on? mine will read empty at 240 miles, and the light still doesnt come on. im afriad to trust a light tho.
im wondering what i get exactly too.. i just hit 240, but the light hadn't come on yet.. i didnt wanna go home and park only to come out the next morning to a truck that won't start, so i filled it from there.. i always wondered how many more miles i can go once my light goes on. never had the ***** to follow thru with it though
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Mine comes on with 5-6 gallons left which equated to about 80-100 miles of travel.
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well when mine gets low the guage that is its like 13-14 gallons. ford replaced the sensor in the tank once. didnt help.
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My light only came on once, & it took 18.1 gal to fill it! I usually fill when it's just above "E" (14-15 gal) 300-320 mi.
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when ever i get below the 3rd mark i fill up which is about 200 miles for me... lol i still dont trust it...

I still think i get ****ty gas milage...
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I can get about 400 highways miles before my light comes on and about 300 city miles, yeah that sounds about right.
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I fill up right around the 240 mark like Zabeard. I should pack a spare can one time and just run it dry. Then I can see just how far I can go on a tank of gas lol.
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I think something is wrong w/ my truck :-( I feel like I get a hundred miles per tank... I dunno whats wrong :-\

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it comes on wiht so much left because if you run too low on fuel you will burn out your fuel pump! the gas is what cools that pump so if you run it too low on gas it heats and fries itself
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