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BrApple
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Reged: 12/23/01
Posts: 6910
Loc: Enfield, CT
Re: GAS TANK NEEDLE IS A LIAR!!! new
#1280284 (Re: European) 07/17/06 06:03 PM

Originally posted by European:
SPEAKING OF LOW FUEL LIGHT, is there a fuse or something for this? any reason why i dont have one that lights up when low on fuel? Is there some ding ding ding bell or something that i do not have working? In regards to the fuel line, yes, its a [censored], but its a deceptive comfort when at like 150 km its still at full, haha oh well, i guess you can see the glass half full from full take to 1/2 tank and half empty from 1/2 tank to empty. Good ol contour. I just wish i could drive mine now, oh well, brake failure does that to a contour. Oh well.




its a post 98 thing only ...

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European
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Reged: 06/04/06
Posts: 82
Loc: Eastern Toronto, Canada
Re: GAS TANK NEEDLE IS A LIAR!!! new
#1280291 (Re: BrApple) 07/17/06 06:15 PM

Thanks alot!

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PurpleMystique
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Reged: 11/16/04
Posts: 273
Loc: Iowa State University
Re: GAS TANK NEEDLE IS A LIAR!!! new
#1280299 (Re: 98SVTC) 07/17/06 06:19 PM

Originally posted by 88SVT:
I usually fill it up when the needle says a quarter tank. By then I've gone around 235 - 270 miles. It usually takes about 8 gallons when I do this so I know I could go farther. I just don't like to run the tank down and muck up the filters or run the risk of burning out a fuel pump.
Karl




That's a good idea. I used to let my tank get really low...like well under a quarter, sometimes to the E, before refilling. Then I ruined my fuel pump. I definitely fill up more often now.

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