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Old 03-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
07lmnt
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'07 since new, low fuel lite on... reset trip B... drive 50 miles more.. 14.5 gallons to fill up.
Could push it anotha 25 miles but not worth the risk.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #12
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I've had my E since Sept. 2010, bought it brand new. Since then I have had the same "issue" regarding the fuel level read out. I even had the techs at the dealership look at it, including the shop foreman, and they all say there is no problem, just how its made. They told me if I wanted to know how far my E went, just put a container of gas in the trunk and drive it until it runs out of gas.

Since then I have just tracked the miles I drive and pretty much know if I get close to 330 miles per tank, I should look for a gas station.

Last week I purchased an Ultragauge, like Scangauge only I like the layout better. It was about $75 and it gives you multiple display options for various gauges. it connects in seconds to the OBDII sensor and once you setup the gas tank and engine size you are good to go. Right now I have it displaying both the Gallons Left in Tank and % of Gas Left in Tank. From what I can tell so far is that when the needle on the dash reads Half, the % of Gas said 50%-ish, but the Gallons in tank read about 9.5 left. So far I have only run about 2 tanks on the gauge but so far it is giving me a more accurate reading than any of the stock read outs.

Hope this helps...
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #13
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Ultragauge

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Last week I purchased an Ultragauge, like Scangauge only I like the layout better. It was about $75 and it gives you multiple display options for various gauges. it connects in seconds to the OBDII sensor and once you setup the gas tank and engine size you are good to go. Right now I have it displaying both the Gallons Left in Tank and % of Gas Left in Tank. From what I can tell so far is that when the needle on the dash reads Half, the % of Gas said 50%-ish, but the Gallons in tank read about 9.5 left. So far I have only run about 2 tanks on the gauge but so far it is giving me a more accurate reading than any of the stock read outs.

Hope this helps...
I too have an Ultragauge. I found that the calibration process was helpful to make it more accurate, especially for mpg.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #14
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Smile Gas gauge experiment

I recently did a gas gauge experiment after mostly highway driving. Keeping a keen eye on the gas gauge. I drove an extra 60 miles after the low light came on. I was driving over mountain passes on Interstate 70 in Colorado and was able to stop and gas up in Silverthorne. Turns out that it still only took 15.1 gallons. Owners manual states capacity as 15.9. So, I assume if I'm doing all interstate driving I have an extra 60 miles before actually needing to refill. But is probably best to refill anyway when light comes on. Got 25.9 miles to the gallon.
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