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Old 10-17-2008, 09:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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They did it on purpose

Originally Posted by FunkSkunk View Post
Nice Job Trik!! .... You'll be surprised how misleading those factory gas gauges are!!
To keep a small volume of fuel in the tank for the pump.
Usually around 2 gallons.
Think of your fuel pump as a small engine.
It needs lubrication and cooling.
The fuel in the tank provides these for it.
If you run your ICE without coolant or oil it would die rather quickly.
If you continuosly run your fuel pump beyond "E" it will die also.
No fuel means no lube or cooling for your pump.

I understand the desire to see how far you can go on one tank.
I just want you to be aware of the possibilities of draining every last drop of fuel from the vehicle.


When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

Last edited by metroschultz; 10-17-2008 at 09:11 AM.. Reason: misspoke,duh
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