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post #31 of 38 Old 12-27-2011, 10:34 PM
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The moral of the story is... When your tank is on 1/2 empty, fill it up.
We ran our CRD down to zero once on a long trip. The place we planned on
pulling off had no diesel so we had to go to the next exit that was 30 miles away or so.


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post #32 of 38 Old 12-29-2011, 12:33 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but on a WK 3.0 CRD the diesel rails injection systeme needs to be bleed before running the enegine after a dead 0 zero empty tank ?

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post #33 of 38 Old 12-29-2011, 02:21 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but on a WK 3.0 CRD the diesel rails injection systeme needs to be bleed before running the enegine after a dead 0 zero empty tank ?
Don't know.... we did not actually run OUT of fuel.... the indicator simple read ZERO miles till empty and we made it to the next station holding our breath.

I hope to never actually run out.

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post #34 of 38 Old 02-05-2015, 06:23 PM
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almost every vehicle i've owned that has an "almost empty" light, gave me about 50 miles to find a gas station.

Thanks for the info on keeping a quarter tank full... hopefully, my pump hasn't been smoked by me running it almost dry twice!

I always told my kids that the last quarter tank of gas was MINE... just in case I needed to use the car I bought for them to get to work some day.
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post #35 of 38 Old 02-06-2015, 09:31 AM
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My dad taught me that its easier to keep the tank full than push a car with an empty tank.
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post #36 of 38 Old 02-06-2015, 06:14 PM
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Was a few miles driving on zero miles left but still had 4 gal in tank.

and of course...there's a website for this http://tankonempty.com/viewcar/Jeep/Grand%20Cherokee
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post #37 of 38 Old 02-07-2015, 06:38 AM
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I let mine run dry... just to see how far down the fuel gauge would go. And to see how much useable fuel there is in the tank.

after I hit '0 miles to empty', the fuel gauge went down just a bit (probably 20 miles worth of driving), then stopped moving altogether. I went on until the engine stopped from lack of fuel.

Took 20.4 gallons to fill the tank. I wish the fuel gauge would keep dropping until the tank is empty. There's probably over 2 gallons left in the tank when my gauge stops moving.

Next I'll track how many gallons it takes to fill once '0 miles' is displayed... if it's the same amount, that would let me know exactly how much fuel I have left (since I know I can burn 20.4 gallons with a full tank).
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post #38 of 38 Old 04-29-2016, 10:36 PM
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I just fill up when the light comes on, i would hate to have to spend $700 on a new fuel pump install

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