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Old 10-18-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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I have just a bit less than a 1/4 tank on the gauge and the little amber 'empty' light comes on . . . is this normal? does it actually go empty when the needle reaches the E or is there a gallon or two after the gauge hits E?

my previous car had about 2 gallons past E so I never drove until the tank was dry
just want to make sure I don't get stranded in my jeep!
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Mine has about two gallons when the light comes on but it doesn't come on as early as yours does.
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My light comes on at an 8th tank. I have no idea whats left on mine after e
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1/8
I was told today when the info center reads 3mi. it's not joking at all.
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Supposedly its set to come on at 2 gallons remaining.
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mine has about 7 gallons left when the lift comes on...then again my needle never see's the full mark..
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I have just a bit less than a 1/4 tank on the gauge and the little amber 'empty' light comes on . . . is this normal? does it actually go empty when the needle reaches the E or is there a gallon or two after the gauge hits E?

my previous car had about 2 gallons past E so I never drove until the tank was dry
just want to make sure I don't get stranded in my jeep!
The same as yours and i have dane about 70klm about 40 miles without any problem, after the light is on
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From the moment my gas light comes on I have about 2 miles to find a gas station or I'll be stranded.... Bad thing is it comes on at about 1/8th tank... it will never read empty...
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My light comes on at an 8th tank. I have no idea whats left on mine after e
same here
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it depends on each vehicle, the level sensor will read different on everyones vehicle, so what you can do to know for sure is have a couple gallons of gas and see how far you can go.
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mine when it get to 1/4 of tank, and I accelerated from a stop, it comes on, then it turns of.. remember the gas is moving in the tank, but dont let your gas tank get so empty,, I try to keep mine at half a tank then refill always..
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1/8th tank.

Scared the crap outa me when it first went off.
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A little under 1/4 for my 1994...Tj
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It should come on at 1/8th of a tank, I guess it really just depends on the fuel sensor in the tank..
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way to often.......
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