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Old 07-23-2006, 05:06 PM
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Fuel warning light, how many miles to go??

So i was leaving for a long 100 km hwy drive trip

and righht as i enter onto the hwy, my gas light filler indicator came on (it was about 1 mm away from pointing to "E"mpty)..

i remembered reading somewere in the manual/these boards that there's a 5L reserve tank, and i figure, i can go 100 km-ish safetly (honda says ~5.8 L/100km hwy)

so i was feel adventurous and i said meh, lets ride all the way back the whole 100km with this light on.. drove 80km/h ~ 100 km/h in the right hand lane all the way back home...

and i actually made it back to my regular fuel station and filled it up to the top ... the pump read 37.225 L filled in..

so my question is, if the tank is 41 L in size, the that means, gas indicator light came on at about 10 L left in the tank??


is that normal? gas indicator light coming on when 1/4 tank is left?
is there actually a reserve tank?
does it mean the gas meter is using a scale of ~31 L tank ?
so the halfway checkpoint on it isn't 20.5 L but actually 15.5 L ?
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:22 PM
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Very good question. I was wondering the same thing.
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:48 PM
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I've noticed the few times I've let the tank get low enough that there is 1.5ish gallons left in the tank. I have a USDM Fit so not sure if that helps you. Normally if I drive it till the light comes on I fill it as soon as I'm near to any of the several fill stations I use. However if Gas prices seem to be falling or rising I may fill early if I think it's going up soon and the current price is "better" than say a few days prior.
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:04 PM
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I don't have a Fit yet, but it seems to me the tanks on all the cars I have owned recently must be shaped like a wine glass, because the second half of the tank goes a lot faster than the first half.

I think the only way to know for sure how much is left when the light comes on is to throw a can of gas in the car, and drive it until it runs out.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:02 AM
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My MT generally announces its' thirsty at 323 miles and fills to 8.7 gallons.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:16 PM
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8.7 US gallons = 32.9330827 litres

so i guess thats similar to me
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:32 AM
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Here is a good example- Today on the way home from work I was pulling into a gas station when the gas light came on. I was able to put 33 liters in. so that mean their was 8 liters left. Now I was at about 490 km on my trip meter at that point. So if a remember my grade 6 math, I could go about roughly 118 km if I travel about the same speed.

The gas meter really make you think your getting poor gas mileage, but when you crunch the numbers it is about were it should be.
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Mileage after gas light on....?

About how many miles to I have left after the gas light indicator comes on?

hehe, reason im asking this is b/c I just pulled into work and my gas light came on. I dont think there is any gas stations around here either.....

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I'm guessing around 75 miles or so, because when my gas light turns on, it takes about 9 gallons to fill up.
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75miles?! Thats a lot.... You said 9 gallons to fill up when the light comes on... then that means theres about 1 1/2 gallons left in the car. so that would give it only 40-50miles MAX. hmm.. Anyone else have input on this?
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75miles?! Thats a lot.... You said 9 gallons to fill up when the light comes on... then that means theres about 1 1/2 gallons left in the car. so that would give it only 40-50miles MAX. hmm.. Anyone else have input on this?
Yes, the light comes on after about 9 us gallons, so there are 1½ to 1¾ gallons left. Best case: light highway, 45mpg × 1¾ gallons = 125 miles. Worst case: dense city, 20mpg × 1½ gallons = 30 miles; fortunately, cities often contain gas stations.
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alright sounds good.. I'm SURE I will hit a gas station within 10-20 miles. hehe.. I just didn't want to worry about getting stranded somewhere with no gas..(NOT a good feeling)
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I drive for a while with my gas light on. Haha!
I usually put 9.4-9.8 gallons on fill up.

Its on right now and I dont plan on putting gas in her till 300miles is on my tank. Im at 280?
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Funny, I'm at 310 right now and just came on... Auto. using paddle shifters and regular "D" Mode.
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When my gas light comes on and I fill it up within maybe 10-20 miles, I'll most of the time only need about 8.5 gallons. It usually comes on around 270 on the trip meter.
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ive driven from my house to work on the light which is about 35 miles.
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Alright. Thanks for the input everyone. I can drive at ease and look for a gas station after work. :-) I'll post pics up of my DEBADGED fit..
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Funny, I'm at 310 right now and just came on... Auto. using paddle shifters and regular "D" Mode.
Yea, my car doesnt get that good of mileage. But its not bad. Im at an average of 34mpg city. Its ok.... It is slightly modded.

I just got 29.4mpg though. Average falls!!
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Alright... got to the gas station just fine... I got 32mpg this time.. not to bad for city & Hwy driving for an Auto.
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