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i've gone as far as covering the (E) on the gas gauge
and when i fill er' up it shows around 16 gallons. ive never gone past the empty mark but i should have 3 gallons remaining right?:meh:

Just wanted to know how far it's been pushed and how much longer i got before i run out...
 
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There have been some issues with the accuracy of the guages in FJ's. In fact some of the early sensors were bad and would cause the guage to essentially come to a rest around the 1/3 to 1/4 mark, even though you were possibly running on fumes!

Several folks ran out of gas and reported their sensors were bad & got them replaced under warranty.
 
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Most have found that there's bout 4 gallons of fuel left +/- when the fuel light comes on, about 3 gallons on E. But hat does;t mean that the fuel pump can reach that last gallon or so.

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I have found that I have a comfortable 30 miles after the low fuel light illuminates. At that point I have taken up to around 17 gals. If I fill up as soon as the light comes on it takes about 14.5 - 15 gals. I hope not to discover at what point it runs out.
 

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That extra 3 Gallons will make sure your fuel pump stays lubricated, and that you don't starve the engine of fuel when on a steep grade.
 
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Suckin' air!

Nothing like the groan of a fuel pump suckin' air!!

Since were sorta on the topic, I highly recommend a dose of Techron every 10-k...keeps those injectors nice and clean.

Remember to add it while the tank is virtually empty, filler up and then wait till it's almost empty again.

I've used it for YEARS, and although I change filters frequently, I've never had one bad injector or even rough idling.
 
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Correct.. Ron

i've gone as far as covering the (E) on the gas gauge
and when i fill er' up it shows around 16 gallons. ive never gone past the empty mark but i should have 3 gallons remaining right?:meh:

Just wanted to know how far it's been pushed and how much longer i got before i run out...
 
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sweet! that's some good info guys.
when i do drive it to the empty mark and i fill er' up i only put in 16 gallons so maybe i need to have that senser checked out. I'll start putting that chvron in with the fill ups too. anything to keep the beast on the road.:steer:
 

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