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Old 08-12-2005
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mine doesnt even come on!!!

and with my 4 banger, i get to about 280 or some before its hovering back and forth over the red line.
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Old 08-12-2005
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Originally Posted by caprice96
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
It should be cooling itself as long as there is gas flowing. You can't burn it out with a low tank.
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Old 08-13-2005
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Originally Posted by SONICEDGE03
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.
I once drove on the gas light from my apartment in Maryland 33 miles to my work in DC. Then, I drove home. The next day, I slept too long, and chanced it going back to work again. Well, I don't stop at gas stations at midnight in downtown, so I had faith in my humble beast of an FX4, and drove home again. I then had to drive to the gas station the following afternoon after sleeping and get gas.

Low and behold, I had like, still a gallon left.

I constantly thought about packing a small tank and driving around.
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Old 08-14-2005
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Originally Posted by FireRanger
I'd be thrilled if the gauge/gage didn't read EMPTY when there was still 5 gallons left in the tank.
When I restart my truck that usually goes away.

But it's always on when I've got 3 or less gallons.
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Old 08-29-2005
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I never really noticed that the Check "gage" was for the gas, that is really good to know, and it has been all summer because I dont have any $$ to pay for gas except like $15 at a time. My gas needle has been scratching my left knee all summer its been so low. Go running on fumes!!!
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Old 08-29-2005
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i dont have a check gage light or a gas pump icon..... just a thing that look slike a dollar sign$ and something resembling a sad smiley face....
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Old 08-30-2005
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I seen mine the other day for the first time in 5 years. At first I was like oh crap what the hell is wrong now. Then I realized it wasn't the check engine light and I just needed gas badly. I drove for about another 24 miles before I filled up and it was stilling running strong.
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Old 08-31-2005
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I fill up just about every other day, because my work buys my gas during the week, and I drive 150-200miles a day.
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Old 08-31-2005
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I should have bought a 3.0, despite how slow they are. At least I would get more than 200 miles to a tank. Although I think I need new plugs, wires, and lifters, so that might be part of my problem.
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