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when the light goes on, you have used about 13 gallons; when you hit "E" you have maybe 1/2 useable fuel left. You will have a difficult time using the 'entire' tank capacity [impossible, really]. search for my earlier posts about running out[last Aug time frame]
Originally posted by HollywoodHall so the question of the day is... exactly how far can your needle go below e for us dangerous drivers.... like how much gas is left in the car when the low gas light first comes on.. anyone know?
just read the posts suggested by rx8daniel
Originally posted by rx8daniel when the light goes on, you have used about 13 gallons; when you hit "E" you have maybe 1/2 useable fuel left. You will have a difficult time using the 'entire' tank capacity [impossible, really]. search for my earlier posts about running out[last Aug time frame]
im looking for exact. the tank holds what 15 gallons.? I know that when i fill up the light is on. and i can typically put about 13.-13.5 gallons in it to reach max capacity. just trying to see how far i could push the gas in my car without having to call mazda roadside to come bring me gas on the side of the road. lol
320 miles, WAY below the "E" and took 14.6. Once earlier when I didn't know where a statuion was on a trip I took 15.2 gallons. Every car I have had I like to slowly run it further down. Next time I will bring a gallon with me and run it out. That way I will really know when I get caught in a strange area again.
Probably each car is slightly different on the gauge reading. Also, as others have said, the take has two parts and some gas can slosh ofer to the other side when turning or on a rough road, so be carefull when you work it down.