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Just wondering if anyone had their warning light ever come on. I was driving last nite to empty my 89 fuel so I could install the 93 octane tune. The guage was near the red empty and the evic said I had 30 miles to empty. I figured the warning light should have come on by then. The manual said it comes on at 1/8 a tank which is about 2.5 gallons left in the tank. I went to the gas station and put 17.4 gallons in so there was only 1.6 left in the tank.

I'm not worried about running out of gas but am curious as to why it didn't come on. And if there are other warning lights that are not being activated when they should be. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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You must be getting good mileage because my EVIC won't calculate below around 45 miles left on the tank. I've only had the alarm go off and it was really low, but after filling up, I had about 1.2-1.5 (forgot exactly) left in the tank. It's well within the red before it sounds.
 

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I've found the distance to empty before "Low Fuel" is about 28miles.

When the needle hits the red zone, you get a single chime (and on each start-up) and the distance to empty will only read "LOW FUEL".
 

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Had mine come on in my SE only once or twice as I don't have an evic and can't tell how low I am, so I just fill up when it is convenient around a quarter of a tank. Don't want to toil with danger. As I recall, I took 18 gallons so I only had 20 miles left. Usually my other cars had 60 miles after the light came on.
 

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I've found the distance to empty before "Low Fuel" is about 28miles.

When the needle hits the red zone, you get a single chime (and on each start-up) and the distance to empty will only read "LOW FUEL".
Yeah, the EVIC will read LOW FUEL before you get a warning.
 

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Mine come on right at a 1/16 of a tank.
 

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Thanks for your replys. I guess it would've came on if I continued driving but I didnt want to chance it. The guage was almost touching the red. I just figured the light wouldve came on by then.

By the way, if your on the fence about a predator. Get it! At least for the R/T auto. I just installed it and love it.
 

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Haven't let mine get much below 1/2. Don't feel like popping a vein in my forehead when I see what 18 gallons would cost.
 

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Just had mine come on last weekend for the first time. I was within the red zone when it bonged (took 18.27 gallons to fill it.). I was stuck on the PA turnpike and every stinking rest area was closed for like 75 miles. I was getting really nervous......
 

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I haven't had it come on in the Challenger yet, but when it came on in our 300c I pulled in and filled up at the next gas station.
Distance from "light on" to fill up... about 1 mile. Gallons to fill 18.7
in a 19g tank.
Personally I'd like a tad more warning than that...

But it's not a big deal because we seldom let it get that low....
I did it on purpose that time, because we had just gotten the car & I wanted to know how much warning we would get.
Now we try not to let it get under 1/8th tank....
 

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I don't want to start any trouble here folks but it may be a good idea to keep at least a 1/4
of a tank in her at all times as the theory goes about keeping enough gas to cool the fuel pump properly. Theory mind you, but I've heard more than once on this subject.
 

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Ditto about not starting trouble, but if you're in a cold climate you also want to keep a little more fuel (I've heard no lower than a half tank) in the tank to prevent condensation from collecting.
 

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Haven't let mine get much below 1/2. Don't feel like popping a vein in my forehead when I see what 18 gallons would cost.
@ $4.099/gallon (best price) for 91 grade (highest in this area) it was just a tick over $75.
My low fuel light had been on for a couple of miles (18.4 gals to fill up).

Its like being back in the summer of 2008, when prices hit that level then. The worst was about $4.349/gallon then for premium grade...
 

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When my light comes on, it takes about 17.5 gallons to fill. I assume the tank is 19 gallons, but don't know how much extra gas fills into the spout.
 

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@ $4.099/gallon (best price) for 91 grade (highest in this area) it was just a tick over $75.
My low fuel light had been on for a couple of miles (18.4 gals to fill up).

Its like being back in the summer of 2008, when prices hit that level then. The worst was about $4.349/gallon then for premium grade...
Yep, we're so screwed by the speculators and oil companies. We're at $3.99 and up for premium (93) in my area.
 
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