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post #1 of 15 Old 11-01-2008, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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How far on Empty

Today I drove the truck about 30 miles when the fuel guage was on Empty..

I forgot my Debit card and only brought 14 bux with me on the way to trails.
Instead of borrowing money off my friend I decided to see how far I could make it.

I made it pretty flippin far, I guess the OBS trucks lie. When it is on Touching the top of the E. You have a good 30-40 miles.

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Thats something I dont want to find out about. I try to never let my tanks get below 1/4 front or back.
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thats a good way to have to purchase a new fuel pump. i apreciate the info though just glad it wasn't my truck

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Since the fuel pumps in the tanks a cooled by fuel in the tank, when the guage is in the red there is not enough fuel to cool the pumps.

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Yeah, that doesn't work all of the time either.
I could usually get to town when the needle was on E, but one day on my way to town it showed just under 1/8 and guess what.... it ran dry.
That was the last time I ever let it get that low.
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i always fill up at 1/4 tank. i dont see any good reason to try and push the issue i guess

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i ran out once and the truck did not run right for another 50-60 miles i'm glad it finally cleared up i was worried there for a while

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Q: How far on empty?
A: Just far enough to get to the gas station
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Thats actually going to vary from truck to truck as well. Depending on gearing and tire size

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If you run out, do you need to prime the injectors or just let the fuel pump run?

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