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#1 sierra69

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

how many miles do i have in reserve after the fuel light comes on?
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:06 PM

The fuel light is an idiot light for idiots who can't read a fuel gauge. There is no set time or distance. Go get gas.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:11 PM

^ Brutal response.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

There is no set distance as mentioned, seems to be around 40 miles remaining depending on conditions. :dunno:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

When mine comes on, it takes about 23 gals to fill the tank. 26 gal tank, 3 gals left means about 40 - 60 miles if it is possible to suck it flat empty.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

When the light comes on, look at the DIC to see how many "estimated" miles are left.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:21 PM

Keep driving and let us know. :dunno:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:15 PM

20-30 miles, any more and chances are you'll be pulled off on the side of the road...
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:28 PM

Did you happen to look through the owners manual? I know on a previous vehicle that the tank capacity was listed as well as the reserve fuel tank capacity. I think 2-3 gallons is somewhat normal.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:14 AM

The fuel light is an idiot light for idiots who can't read a fuel gauge. There is no set time or distance. Go get gas.


And also read the recent post about running the tank too low. Keep it above 1/4 unless you like changing fuel pumps.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:31 AM

If your truck has the DIC, there is an option to see how many miles are left in the tank. :dunno:

It's not real accurate, but just as accurate as asking the fools on here! :M16:
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:35 AM

20-30 miles, any more and chances are you'll be pulled off on the side of the road...



in the GMT800's with the 22 gal tank its around 30 miles

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:05 AM

The fuel light is an idiot light for idiots who can't read a fuel gauge. There is no set time or distance. Go get gas.


And also read the recent post about running the tank too low. Keep it above 1/4 unless you like changing fuel pumps.



Exactly. Most people don't realize that the fuel in the tank helps keep the pump cool.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

The fuel light is an idiot light for idiots who can't read a fuel gauge. There is no set time or distance. Go get gas.


And also read the recent post about running the tank too low. Keep it above 1/4 unless you like changing fuel pumps.



Exactly. Most people don't realize that the fuel in the tank helps keep the pump cool.


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:11 PM

Thanks guys,I had my wife read all the reply's because her uncle keeps giving her bad info on this subject.thanks for your input.
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