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Old 11-06-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
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94 Tuarus Fuel Guage

Is it normal that when my fuel gauge is near E, that I still have 3 or 4
gallons left? I filled up today and only put in 11 gallons, but my manual
says I have a 16 gallon tank. Is the extra fuel to accommodate the "1/4 tank
rule" that I've heard helps keep electric fuel pumps from burning out?


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Old 11-06-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 94 Tuarus Fuel Guage

<j@comet.org> wrote:

> Is it normal that when my fuel gauge is near E, that I still have 3 or
> 4 gallons left? I filled up today and only put in 11 gallons, but my
> manual says I have a 16 gallon tank. Is the extra fuel to accommodate
> the "1/4 tank rule" that I've heard helps keep electric fuel pumps
> from burning out?
>
>


Yes

No

Like the base point of your question ("when my fuel gauge is near E") the
fuel gauge on american cars is not and never has been all that accurate.

It's only meant for relative reading.

If you look at a sender, you'll understand why.

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Old 11-12-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 94 Tuarus Fuel Guage

Thanks for the info. I guess I've never noticed, but with gas prices what
they are, I try to "play the market" to save that $1 or so a week.


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> <j@comet.org> wrote:
>
>> Is it normal that when my fuel gauge is near E, that I still have 3 or
>> 4 gallons left? I filled up today and only put in 11 gallons, but my
>> manual says I have a 16 gallon tank. Is the extra fuel to accommodate
>> the "1/4 tank rule" that I've heard helps keep electric fuel pumps
>> from burning out?
>>
>>

>
> Yes
>
> No
>
> Like the base point of your question ("when my fuel gauge is near E") the
> fuel gauge on american cars is not and never has been all that accurate.
>
> It's only meant for relative reading.
>
> If you look at a sender, you'll understand why.
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, staving off dementia here..DEAL with it!



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