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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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X miles left until empty...

just so everyone knows, when watching the "miles left until empty" when you hit below 18 miles, the counter jumps back up to 20. It does this twice. After that, once it hits zero you have at least 5 miles (that's when i made it to Wawa) until you're parked on the side of the road.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 08:31 AM
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Re: X miles left until empty...

Thanks for the tip.
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Re: X miles left until empty...

FYI, don't ever think that this is an actual amount. It is based (to the best of my knowledge) on the remaining fuel level (which is NOT exact) and your average mpg for an undetermined, but probably short (5 min?) period. Use it as very loose estimate. I ran out of gas on my Grand Cherokee when I first got it with "10 miles until empty". On the other hand, I've driven it to zero and went a mile or two more to the nearest gas station. From what I have heard/seen, nothing has changed with this feature; I use it on long trips when planning gas stops, not when close to empty and trying to squeeze more distance out of it.
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Re: X miles left until empty...

Yeah, I wouldnt rely on this at all. I dont buy the "jump to 20 two times theory" The miles to empty readout varies based on throttle inputs, engine load, etc. Drive up a hill, it'll say 15 miles to empty..coast down the other side and it changes to 30 miles to empty.
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Re: X miles left until empty...

I figure when it is a few miles short of 0 with light on, there is still 2 gallons left as the most you can put is 18 gallons
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Re: X miles left until empty...

I have seen mine when low go up and down based on the incline of the jeep. I have driven mine once until it said 3 miles. I was afraid it was going to run out before I made it to the station.
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Re: X miles left until empty...

This is why they make spare gas cans...
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Re: X miles left until empty...

It's not good for fuel injectors to run out of gas so avoid it.
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Re: X miles left until empty...

I think it is a great feature. I recently started using it. Granted I play it very conservative and at about ten miles, I will go in for a fill up. I wish other auto makers would use this feature. maximo
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Re: X miles left until empty...

FYI, I was checking mileage yesterday during periods of city vs. highway vs. heavy traffic. In heavy traffic I had 40 miles left. Once I got moving at 30/40mph, I had 70 miles left. So, if you have 10 miles left at 65mph, get off and hit heavy traffic........
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