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      03-21-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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Time to fill up on gas

So when do you guys fill up on gas? I used to fill up when it was just under 3/4 down. Do you guys fill up when the lights and gongs come on or when ever you guys feel like it?
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      03-21-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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I usually fill up when it hits 35 mls to empty
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Half Tank or when it says it is on Reserve.
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whenever its convenient starting at around 1/4 tank
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When I have about 50 miles left... Don't want to test the 30 miles and below damage possibility thing...
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When I have about 50 miles left... Don't want to test the 30 miles and below damage possibility thing...
agreed, with all these hpfp failure talk, i would not want to risk it
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Half to 1/4. Never past 1/4. Which reminds me, I need gas...
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      03-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #8
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ok will get some gas soon then haha...
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I always run it to 10 miles or less
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Usually 5 miles or less since there is always a gas station within 1 mile of where I work or where I live.
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      03-21-2009, 10:35 AM   #11
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i heard it's bad for the pump or whatever if you run on low gas is that true?


haha one time i ran at 1mile left. freaked me the hell out. thought i weren't gonna make it cause that thing always over estimates.
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So when do you guys fill up on gas? I used to fill up when it was just under 3/4 down. Do you guys fill up when the lights and gongs come on or when ever you guys feel like it?
Sometime before it's empty.

It's not a critical issue, unless fuel stations are far apart where you live.

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Usually around 1/4 of tank left. But there are times when I'm paying as much attention as I should, or get too busy, and let the light off for a few miles. I'm really trying to train the new habit to fill it up before 1/4 though, more around 1/2.
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During the winter I keep it at least half full at all times. This is both for the extra weight in the back for traction and to handle any weather related emergencies.

The rest of the time I usually let it get down to a quarter tank before filling up.
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whenever its convenient starting at around 1/4 tank
Same here.
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probably not a big deal but your fuel pump will work harder the lower the fuel level. Think about when you have a full tank of fuel the pressure of the fuel will help the pump do its work.
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1/8th or below then it's fill up time.
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1/2 - 1/4.
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      03-25-2009, 08:34 PM   #22
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I've ran it all the way to 0, there has to be a reserve of a gallon or two.
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