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Old 07-12-2019, 06:39 PM
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Hi,
I went for a cruise yesterday and decided to return home rather than continue into town for fuel. Normally I fill up @ 1/4 tank but yesterday was different.
The yellow fuel light was on, pulled into the station this morning and put in more gasoline than I thought the tank's capacity was.
First thought, incorrect metering at the sattion but then...I figured I should ask those that know.
My filler clicked off at 16.389 gallons (us).
What say the brain trust? Was I on fumes and the tank holds this much or other?
thank you for your time

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Old 07-12-2019, 07:07 PM
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You were fine
Tank capacity is ~19.9 US gallons, ~75 litres or ~16.5 imperial gallons.

https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/ar...al-gallons.php
 
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The light goes on with 2 gallon left.

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You had plenty left.

The trip computer has a RANGE display function which calculates how many more miles you can travel on the remaining fuel. I rarely run a tank below half but discovered it's possible to go at least 7 miles more when RANGE reads zero after desperately searching for an open petrol station on a Winter's night in Yorkshire.

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Yes, when my range read zero I traveled another 6 miles to the next gas station....
 
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+1 on the range.
 
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Originally Posted by Johnken View Post
+1 on the range.
thanks everyone...now I know for sure
wj
 
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Since I eventually plan to upgrade the fuel pump and am looking for an excuse, I put in 17, 18 or more gallons in mine all the time. Filling at 16 gallons is probably best for long term pump life.
 
 
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