Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cooperstown, NY
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Out of Fuel
Last night I was on my way home from visiting a friend, when I left I was about 90miles from home and had about 1/4 tank (or at least thats what the gauge said) and I just started heading home. I had my headphones on listening to my Ipod, and didn't notice the low fuel light come on. Well got about 30 miles from home and just happened to look down at the cluster and saw the light on. So I thought it must have just turned on. But at that point I had just passed an exit that I knew had a station right off of the ramp. About 10 miles ahead of me up a decent grade there was a service area, and I figured that she should be able to make it, but then she started to buck a bit, and I knew that I had to turn around. So I used one of those turn-arounds on the highway, and headed the mile back to the exit, at that point I was doing 45mph with my hazards on, and just coasted off the highway, through the toll plaza (EZ Pass), and blew through a red light (didn't think she had enough fuel.) Got to the pump and put 20 gallons in, and just let her idle for a couple to get the fuel circulating again, and then took it easy on her back home.
Sorry for the story, but had to give the details. I'm just wondering, if I caused any potential probs with the engine, running her almost dry like that. I've never done that before. I've just read about guys on here that have run their trucks dry and the trucks don't start or run right after they get fuel in them again.
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