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Okay, I've had this LX for one month, but I am still not used to the premature low gas warning light. When I see it, anxiety begins...how long can I really make it? I know it's got about five gallons left, but as I watch the needle get ever closer to E, and then below, I feel more tension.

So how long do you all wait before refilling? Do you let it go below E? Or do you just watch the tripmeter? Does the light being on bother you too?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by moonatics:
Okay, I've had this LX for one month, but I am still not used to the premature low gas warning light. When I see it, anxiety begins...how long can I really make it? I know it's got about five gallons left, but as I watch the needle get ever closer to E, and then below, I feel more tension.

So how long do you all wait before refilling? Do you let it go below E? Or do you just watch the tripmeter? Does the light being on bother you too?
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I FILL UP MINE WHEN THE LIGHT COMES ON, CAUSE
THE GAS KEEPS THE FUEL PUMP COOLER ALSO.


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JERRY
01' SS EX,MUD FLAPS,WEATHERTECH MATS,WHEEL LOCKS
 

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Mine comes on at just under a 1/4 tank. I ususally take anywhere between 14.5 and 15 gallons at that time. I've run the car as far as 60 to 65 miles with the light glowing and filled up with about 17.5 gallons. The gas gauge needle was till about one width above the empty line. The longer I drive the car, the farther I'll push this but for now, I know I've got at least three gallons available when that light comes on. If I'm on the road, I know I'm getting at least 20 mpg (usually more so far) and that equates to 60 miles down the road. As long as it's consistant, I don't have a problem with it and that's my main consideration. It doesn't matter to me if I've got 7 gallons left when the low fuel light comes on or 1/2 gallon as long as it's consistant about it and so far, it has been. Personally, I rather like having that "reserve" available. To me, it's better than cruising down the road, listening to my favorite set of CD's, finally noticing that the low fuel light is on and wondering "how long" it's been on, knowing that I've only got 30 miles to go before absolute empty. Believe me folks, there are a "lot" worse things to worry about than a slightly premature low fuel warning light.

JMO, FWIW,


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Steve R.
'01 SS LX
Cargo tray, leather steering wheel, mud guards, alarm, fog lights, in-dash CD player, Kelton subwoofer, under seat storage tray.

[This message has been edited by Intrepid175 (edited 08-31-2001).]

[This message has been edited by Intrepid175 (edited 08-31-2001).]
 
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