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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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How much gas is left when the gas light goes on.

I have a 2000 sahara. I swear that friggen light is on more than its off. I get all paranoid since the milage is so bad. How may gallons ae left once the light hits?

And is there any way to improve gas milage? Does a hardtop help?

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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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I know when my needle is just below empty I still have 3 gallons in the tank.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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I have a 2003 and the gas light seems to come on at about 14 gallons, that gives me about a "5" gallon reserve which would be about 70 miles but I haven't tested it yet.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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That guage is so inaccurate I wouldn't trust it too much. On mine it can be at 1/8 tank. Then if I shut it off for a couple minutes and then start it again, it won't return to the same reading, it just sits barely above E.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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according to my owners manual for a 98 tj the light comes on at around 3 gallons left in the tank which is about 45 miles or so,, i dont think anything changed in the 2 years that would make yours any different,, you can take off you lift- put on smaller wheels and coast down hill and try to get a tow from others as much as possible-- in a jeep that is about the best way to save on gas!! there are other ways like exhauset and air filters and a bunch of other things that you can search for in the forum and find out about
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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:44 PM   #6
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I fill up as soon as the light comes on and I've never put more than 14 gallons in to fill-up. Considering we have 19 gallon tanks, I'm assuming that I have another 4-5 gallons to go once the light goes on.....I've just never been brave enough to push it and see though.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
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I fill up as soon as the light comes on and I've never put more than 14 gallons in to fill-up. Considering we have 19 gallon tanks, I'm assuming that I have another 4-5 gallons to go once the light goes on.....I've just never been brave enough to push it and see though.
I've only put in I think a max of like 17.5 gallons, that was with the light being on for about 60-80 miles in city though. When I fill up just after the light goes on I have about 6 gallons left.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 06:52 PM   #8
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Early TJ's came with a 19gallon tank but it was listed as a 15 gallon because a breather tube extends down in the tank, limiting how much gas you can fill up with before it shuts the pump off. I had seen a write up once about taking the tank out, removing the sender, and cutting off part of that breather. Cant seem to find it now though.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 07:18 PM   #9
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http://www.gottrail.com/TJ/TJfueltankconversion.html
That's the link to the mod. Mine has about 4 gallons left when its already on the E and has been so for about 50 miles. Stupid thing. Anyone know how to calibrate them?
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Unread 02-28-2005, 07:25 PM   #10
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I know mine goes way before E before running out. It isn't even touching the bottom. I took a Jerry can around one time just to find out. I kept on filling up when I thought I was close to empty and only sticking 16 gal. in.
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Unread 02-28-2005, 07:32 PM   #11
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Just remember, the gas is what cools the feul pump, don't be in a habit of running on 'E' all the time. I fill mine at 1/4 tank.......
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This is an experiment I did on my old 2002 X when it was still stock...

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Here you go sweet Suzies:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/gas-mileage-answered-45218/
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Unread 02-28-2005, 08:06 PM   #13
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Mine comes on and I can still drive at least 100 miles!
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Just remember, the gas is what cools the feul pump, don't be in a habit of running on 'E' all the time. I fill mine at 1/4 tank.......
you have pics of your lca skids?
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Unread 02-28-2005, 08:27 PM   #15
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I have a 2000 Sport and when my light comes on I have about 3 gallons left.
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