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    i did in my 84 GMC blazer, but not ever in my celica
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    I ran my 1st gen out of gas last wendsday, 20ft from my facking house! GAH!!!! it was a nice walk tho.

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    Never, I usually fill up after it reaches 1/4 tank. I heard it's not good to run it dry because of the crap on the bottom of the tank might clog up your fuel filter and in the winter you get more condensation if the tank is really low. Don't know if it's true or not but it makes sense.

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    Ive ran it until the fuel pump was running dry.. never out completely though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opivy6989
    my gauge(5th gen) takes about 3 blocks to reach the proper level after filling, dunno why. it also does a lot of swaying while i drive, usually between E and 1/8th. keeps me on my toes. Anyone know how to fix it? im not even sure how the gauge gets the level readout

    EDIT: checked my haynes. fuel sender gauge, may check that out sometime, no hurry.
    I have similar issues on my 4th gen, but I think it's because I run 10% Ethanol. Ethanol is supposedly notorious for confusing older fuel gauges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutered Kittah
    never have. came DAMN close tho... When i was selling my old duramax i had to take the cluster out to get it repaired. driving home from work i was debating stoping for fuel or not. decided to stop and put in a little over 26 gallons. truck has a 26 gallon tank. im surprised i even made it to the station.

    would of sucked.. running a diesel out of fuel is bad news
    Must be hard to gauge in a GM (unless recently they fixed it) to tell how much gas you have, with their bouncing needles.
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    Ran my '78 spitfire out of gas once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavanagh
    Must be hard to gauge in a GM (unless recently they fixed it) to tell how much gas you have, with their bouncing needles.
    nope. all 3 of my trucks have been spot on.

    even my old chevy work truck is accurate

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    When I was a kid, I was a broke motherfucker.

    Broke motherfuckers and big powerful V8s don't mix.

    As I got older, I kept gas in the cars. However, there would be more than one time I was counting pennies just to get home.

    I haven't run one out of gas in about 10 years. The last time was because the fuel gauge didn't work. It was an `81 Camaro.

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    I have run every car I have owned to empty at least once. Some a few times. The '82 Supra was the most entertaining.

    No warning.

    In New Jersey.

    New Jersey has a funny law. You can't carry gas in a gas tank unless you're taking it to fill up a lawn mower or other non-driving equipment.

    Except that most places sell gas tanks. The cashier asked "that's to fill up your lawn mower, right?"

    Awesome state to visit.

    Then, once I added 5 gallons of gas from a tank which was, as stated before, intended for "my lawn mower," it took a few minutes of turning the key and pumping the pedal for the gas to actually get back into the system.

    Amazing adventure!

    My Civic will now only use about 9 of the 12 gallons in the tank, so it has "run out" more often than the others, but technically, I think I've only run all 12 gallons out once when I first got it.

    My '92 has run out more than once. Twice I remember. The first time, it died at the red light across from the gas station. You know the situation. You've got a 6 mile stretch of road ahead of you and you think "I can make it to the gas station at the end of this stretch." So you go. And it sputters a couple of times but you say "come on, you can do it" coasting down hill when the car dies, popping the clutch at the bottom, hoping it will restart, putting on the hazards, pulling off to the side, thinking it's done, then burning rubber as the car finds a few drops more in the bottom of the tank. Anyway, it restarted just as the light went green, then died as I coasted to the pump.

    The other time it died was about 50 feet from a gas station and it wouldn't restart. I got out of the car and asked the guy to push my car with his into the station.

    Needless to say, I'm no stranger to walking to a gas station with a red can and filling up without a car.

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    I did, once.

    I had previously had a leak in the tank, so we dropped the tank, fixed the leak, and put it back in. It all went great, except for the hard line off the pickup breaking off when we went to remove it. We ended up putting in a pickup from a mkiii Supra - bolts right on, but doesn't reach all the way to the bottom of the tank. I drove around like that for almost a year, and only ran out of fuel once.

    It was a cold, cold, sunny day: -30 C. I had plent of fuel - just over half a tank. Unfortunately, it was so cold that the stupid car ran pig rich for far too long, going through an eighth of a tank in no time flat.

    I had an eighth of a tank left... but the pickup just wouldn't reach the fuel.

    This issue has since been fixed, and I haven't run out of gas since then!

    I will, however, never live down the call to my boyfriend at work... "It's - 30 out, and I've run out of gas. There are no stations within decent walking distance, and even if there were, I'd get frostbite before I got there!"

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    Have I ever run it out of gas ??? no, never ever..... has Mrs Fuelish done so ??? .... well............

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    I have managed to never run out. I put in like 5 gallons and don't fill back up until I almost run out every time. I'm sure my strategy will backfire someday.

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    Ran my Rx-7 out of gas twice.

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    Never ran the Celi out of gas. Came really close once... That needle will drop way below E.

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    never ran out of gas but did help some idiot in a truck that did. had to get a 2gal. gas can and filled it up, came back put gas in his truck and told him to go to the gas station 2 blocks away but he just drove past it.

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    I ran out of gas once in high school. I had this 1967 Mercedes s250 ran out of gas a had to walk my a$$ 30mins to the closest gas station. But to this day I still push my gas needle to the limit almost every time. The worst was when My girl and I went to Vancouver in her Mazda 3. On the way back we were going to kelowna about 200k away and thought I can make it. As I watched the needle get lower and lower I was getting real nervous. I was on E and still had 60kms left. My girl soon caught on to what was going And I got "why didnt you fill up earlier!" As I said I always have to push it to see how much I can get out of a tank. All I could think of is how far I am going to have to walk when we run out of gas. 30kms to go and the needle is a 8th behind the E. We are going to run out any min now and i still have 30kms to go. It was the worst time I have ever had driving. But by some grace of God we made it to the gas station. I filled the 60ltr tank with 59.5 ltrs. I didnt mention that the day before the ac pump seized and burnt the belt off. I guess if that didnt happen I would have had a little worse gas mileage and probably would have not made it. But did I learn my lesson ? No I still push my needle to see how much I can get out of a tank of gas.
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    I built a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX with a 426 HEMI - Factory stock with dual Carter AFB four barrels.

    That car could pass anything but a gas station - so long as you were going in a relatively straight line!

    It did have some problems - one of which was I could never get the gas gauge working right even after dropping the tank and replacing the sending unit.

    I miss that car - but I don't miss the "traffic school" that came with it.

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    The only time I've run out was with my 91 Sentra SE in college. The gauge would read "E" after only 6 gallons so I would use the trip odo...anyway, it was at about 430mi and I was leaving college for home (4 hour drive) at about 8pm. I got it out of the lot heading to the gas station (about 1/2 mile)...and it died, got it started again, drove about 20 ft, died again...damn. So I tried to push it into a nearby lot (no street parking), but the lot was uphill so I couldn't get it myself. I ran up to my dorm to get my roommate and send my girlfriend for gas, returned to the car 5 minutes later...and I had a parking ticket... My roommate and I got it up the hill and into a spot, and as I shut the door I realized that I had just locked the keys in...so I had to stand out by the car on a cold Nov night in North Dakota, waiting 45 mins for the locksmith to show up...then it took him another 45 mins to get the car open all the while the lights and radio were on, but the engine wasn't running. Fortunately, the battery was strong...

    Fun night...

    Last winter my wife ran her car out of gas on a -30º morning... That was a fun 6:30am rescue mission. The gas can was so cold and hard I had to stick the nozzle into the exhaust pipe to warm it enough to take the cap off.
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    yep ...everytime i buy a new car so i noe how many miles i can get out of her.....always have a gas can filled tho....does that count as out of gas?

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    My 85 MR2, ran out of gas on a Halloween night. It was a few miles from my home and raining :/ I was with my nephew and about a 1/4 home Two hotties pull up and offer us a ride home. My dumb shy ass didn't ask for a number even though the driver was flirting with me quite a bit :/

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    yep ...everytime i buy a new car so i noe how many miles i can get out of her.....always have a gas can filled tho....does that count as out of gas?

    Sounds like a gas chamber to me. Cough cough
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    Ran my old Jeep out once, but it was because the rubber return line was just dumping my gas out onto the road.

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    Never ran out in any of my cars. I think I got pretty close one time though in the GT-S. Went to a car show in Moab Utah from Ogden and pulled about 434 odd miles out of it going through mountains and such probly with the last 70 or so with the needle hanging out with the 'E'. Ran through a whole tank that day and never once sputtered or anything.
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    I ran my u-haul out of gas...but it wasn't my fault, the gauge still showed 1/4 tank.

    Luckily I just dropped the Celica off the flatbed and drove to the nearest gas station.

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    Twice and both with my old GMC truck. The first time was because I thought it had a low-fuel light (which it didn't). Fortunately, I was already coasting into the gas station.

    The second time was simply me being a cheap ass. I ended up pushing it about six miles at night. I was able to run it on fumes for a few minutes at a time before it stalled out. The last 1/4 mile I was able to get home via fume action.

    Fail.


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