Sir, you've just made my day! :grin:
On mine, the gas pump light turns on on the eighth hash mark. When my needle is on the E mark, it means I still have roughly 22 highway miles left. Don't ask how I know. LOL :-D
No, just a hop, a skip and a jump. LOL :grin:Does the 22 miles include the walk to the gas station when you ran it dry?
Burn a McMansion! Eight gallons of gasoline might be enough to take down a couple of them, too :razz:Hey gang...!
Since I do have a newer E, I think I do have a slightly more accurate gas gauge than most but... I never let it run below half... Definitely from Mama... Kind of like the "clean underwear" advice while growing up... She doesn't like to stress and by doing so, less stress in her life...
So I'll tell you what, the next chance I'll get, I'm actually going to break that ½-tank rule and fill up my 2-gas cans (plastic: 3 & 5 gallons) to see just what will happen when the (D,D,WR) light comes on... I figure no matter where I end up, 8-gallons should be more than enough to get me back to civilization...
I remember during the 1st week of ownership, last August, I did have the low-gas (DANGER; DANGER; Will Robinson) light go on but being so paranoid, I filled up right away... So now, I'm going to suck it up and hopefully do a roadtrip wherein I can just drive straight til it empties...
Hopefully I'll be close to an off-ramp/gas station...!!! Otherwise, look for me in the news between Sacramento and Los Angeles...! I'll definitely burn SOMETHING to get rescued...! LOL!!! Hopefully it's not grapevines nor almond trees...!!! LOL!!!
Watch out Ronald... I'm a Hardee's/Carl's Jr. fan anyways...!Burn a McMansion! Eight gallons of gasoline might be enough to take down a couple of them, too :razz:
*Xequar does not condone arson or other illegal acts. See dealer for details. Offer void where prohibited. Your mileage my vary. Do not pee on an electric fence or tug Superman's cape. Not all Toyotas are uncontrollable death traps. Enlarged to show texture. Not tested on laboratory animals. In other words, it should be obvious that I wasn't surious, and that it was a joke that was, in retrospect, in very bad taste.
Seriously though, the E's gas gauge is much like the payload capacity recommendation from Honda: VERY conservative. Last week I had my gas gauge below E. I was going to fill up at the station by my apartment as I got home, but they were refilling the underground tanks so I decided against it. I woke up the next morning, drove my car to work, then to a meeting, then half-way home, all with the gas gauge below E. I put 13.6 gallons into the 15.9 gallon tank.
At least it's like my Mystique, where the gauge was so bad that the low fuel light came on literally with the gas gauge below E (the light meant 4 gallons left in that car).
Yes I do.i have a 08 LX AWD. besides doing a milage check. i have 162K on my box. what kind of milage "should" i expect? im freeway driving mosty. should i do i smog pretest to make sure if the enging is behaving itself. i have no check engine lights but my milage appears to be SUCKY. 150miles and im sucking more than 1/2 of tank of fuel. any words of wisdom? thanks mike
Was it this one?On my '06, the needle swings about the width of itself past the empty and full lines. I don't start worrying until I can see gap between the right edge of my needle and the left edge of the empty hash mark. And even then I usually only get 13 gallons into the tank before it shuts off and the needle's way past full. I probably get 50 miles out of it after the light comes on. Someone in a similar thread did a great photoshop of what the needle positions really mean and it was spot on.