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    Fuel Gauge
    on: Sep 04, 2020, 04.20 am
    Sep 04, 2020, 04.20 am
    My low fuel light comes on around 200 miles.  I'll fill up with a little over 4 gallons of gas.  I'm guessing my fuel gauge is pretty far off with a bad sending unit.  The trip meter shows upper 40's to low 50's mpg.  This calculation agrees with the amount of gas at fill ups.  I was wondering how many miles others get before the low fuel light comes on. 

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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2020, 10.31 am
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    My low fuel light comes on with about 60 miles left.
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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2020, 10.50 am
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    According to the Owners Handbook, Page 24 :

    The Low Fuel indicator will
    illuminate when there are
    approximately 4.5 Litres of fuel
    remaining in the Tank.


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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2020, 04.51 pm
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    My low fuel light comes on typically around 200 miles, or maybe a bit more, into a tank, which equates to somewhere around 4.5 gallons used.  I calculate actual fuel mileage at each fill up, and typically average 45-47, or maybe a little better if I'm taking it easy. 

    The computer pretty reliably reports about 5 MPG better than I'm actually getting, but the range to empty meter usually shows very close to what I'd estimate empty to be based on my calculated fuel mileage...not sure what to make of this.  But I still reset my trip odometer every fillup!
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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2020, 09.05 pm
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    I reset my trip meter on fill ups too.  My gauge is slow to show a full tank and sometimes doesn't show full.  Even if I know I should have plenty of gas left it makes me nervous to see the low gas light come on. 

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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2020, 10.04 pm
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    Talking about how many kilometers the warning light turns on is very relative because it is not the same as driving on secondary roads or in the city. Obviously the latter will be illuminated for 285 kilometers and on secondary roads it will illuminate 385 kilometers.
    What never fails is the level of the stripes on the instrument panel, for me the light turns on below the 2 stripes, whether on secondary roads or city.
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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2020, 10.40 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Suzukiguy [+]
    My low fuel light comes on with about 60 miles left.

    That's my experience too. Personally I try to fill up before it comes on, what with it being a submerged pump, I don't like the idea of the fuel pump being exposed to the air/not cooled by the fuel, not sure if that would aid in making it fail sooner rather than later but best not to keep running it really low I think. :002:

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    Re: Fuel Gauge
    Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2020, 12.10 am
    Sep 05, 2020, 12.10 am
    Of coarse the the type of riding involved affects the gas mileage.  On my trip meter the amount of gas used is accurately calculated using the average mpg by the trip meter.  It shows I have 2 gallons left when the low gas light comes on.  The gas gauge shows 2 bars.  I guess better to have the warning light early than late. 

     



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