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fooldall1

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..you let your wife drive the Cruiser..

Though, at least I know it can go this low now.

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i know the feelz
 
..you let your wife drive the Cruiser..

Though, at least I know it can go this low now.
FYI...there are ~5 gallons left when the light comes on so depending on where and how you're driving +/- load and towing, you've got at least 40 miles of range left.
 
Mine does that with her LX knowing that the next time we get in where I’m driving, I’ll have to stop and filler up.... and she won’t.
 
Mine does that with her LX knowing that the next time we get in where I’m driving, I’ll have to stop and filler up.... and she won’t.
This sounds exactly like my wife haha
 
Oh brother, speak of the stinkin devil!! I decide to take my wifes’06 LX today to go to store. Just as we’ve been discussing above, she says.. “Well it is on flat empty”. I get in to crank it... it won’t crank. It’s outta stinking motion lotion.... flat out like she said. So I get out the red can and go get me 5 gallons. :bang:
 
When that light comes on you still have a reserve of 5gal
..you let your wife drive the Cruiser..

Though, at least I know it can go this low now.

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His and hers. My wife has her van, only she drives it. Only she puts gas in it. I check the oil, do repairs etc. the only driving of it I do is none. It won't fit on my ramps so I have to use my floor jack to change the oil.
My truck, she does not drive. Plain and simple. Done.
When we go somewhere as a fam I drive my truck, she rides in my truck.
 
FYI...there are ~5 gallons left when the light comes on so depending on where and how you're driving +/- load and towing, you've got at least 40 miles of range left.

When that light comes on you still have a reserve of 5gal

Good to know, my wife did the same thing to me last week. She takes my truck to work when I'm staying home with the kids and last minute tells me she has an appointment to get paint repaired on the Odyssey from the dealer (we got the paint/leather warranty that actually wasn't a bad decision), so she takes the Hundy.

The thing is I knew I was low on gas, but wasn't planning on driving. She gets home complaint that she had to put some gas in at Shell. We always try to use our Sam's Club because it is almost always $0.20 cheaper than everywhere else, so we don't like filling up elsewhere.

I don't drive the whole weekend, start my Monday morning commute, I'm 5 miles out, and the gas light comes on. It was a rare time I left without my wallet, so I had to borrow money at work to get gas in the Hundy to get home. The guy I get money from starts talking how he heard on the radio that you shouldn't leave a tiny amount of gas in your car when it is really cold because it can freeze. It's 5 degrees, so that's all I could think about.

When I talk to my wife about it, her stance is I left it low on her, so deal with it. Now she knows, always at least put in half a tank.
 
Good to know, my wife did the same thing to me last week. She takes my truck to work when I'm staying home with the kids and last minute tells me she has an appointment to get paint repaired on the Odyssey from the dealer (we got the paint/leather warranty that actually wasn't a bad decision), so she takes the Hundy.

The thing is I knew I was low on gas, but wasn't planning on driving. She gets home complaint that she had to put some gas in at Shell. We always try to use our Sam's Club because it is almost always $0.20 cheaper than everywhere else, so we don't like filling up elsewhere.

I don't drive the whole weekend, start my Monday morning commute, I'm 5 miles out, and the gas light comes on. It was a rare time I left without my wallet, so I had to borrow money at work to get gas in the Hundy to get home. The guy I get money from starts talking how he heard on the radio that you shouldn't leave a tiny amount of gas in your car when it is really cold because it can freeze. It's 5 degrees, so that's all I could think about.

When I talk to my wife about it, her stance is I left it low on her, so deal with it. Now she knows, always at least put in half a tank.

Tell that guy at work that the gas will not freeze, if you really want to set him straight you can tell him that alcohol sticks to water, the gasoline you're buying has ethanol in it, so any water that might freeze has been removed.
But I'd just give him his money back with interest and say "thanks"
 
Tell that guy at work that the gas will not freeze, if you really want to set him straight you can tell him that alcohol sticks to water, the gasoline you're buying has ethanol in it, so any water that might freeze has been removed.
But I'd just give him his money back with interest and say "thanks"

Yeah, he usually knows what he's talking about, but was only parroting what they said on the radio. More specifically they were saying frost could form somehow with little gas and ruin your fuel pump. Anyway, he ended up giving me a $20 and said to pay back our secretary. He took the money from the snack/coffee fund. I paid it back the next day.
 

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