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Yep thats normal, Our cars have a small tank, I usually only get 35-37l of fuel into it when I fuel up, I think the tank is 45L. I never ran it down that much. I drive it till the fuel light comes on then fill up, but the fuel light also starts to blink if you drive it even more. once it starts blinking, then your real close to empty

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I hope u guys are talkin kilometers and not mileage LOL! Because if your talking miles... u all have the best gas mileage of an SRT i've heard of yet! Seriously though... I average around 28 or so miles a gallon in a highway/city mix environment.
 

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stevesquick92 said:
I hope u guys are talkin kilometers and not mileage LOL! Because if your talking miles... u all have the best gas mileage of an SRT i've heard of yet! Seriously though... I average around 28 or so miles a gallon in a highway/city mix environment.
Well since this is the canadian section..:tongue:
 

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I usually get about 400km before I fill up (I go just below 1/4, then fill).

When I do fill up though the light still hasn't came on!:eeeek:

Then again, I drive like a granny 80% of the time as I have a decent commute everyday.
 

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550km 100% highway
450km 50% highway 50% city
350-400km 100% city
 

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please, in order to stop the confusion, refer to this equation as Gas-Kilometerage, eh!
Funny you mention that - there really is no word for that.

Even on the Ontario emissions test machine, one of the steps says "Enter the mileage in kilometers"...

I get 400k per tank. If I'm at a long-ass light and the turbo is not in a red-hot state, I'll sometimes turn off the car; this gives me another 30-40k per tank.
 

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On a "full tank" 450-500 km's

When the pump kicks off on filling, I can usually fit like 6 more litres in there.
 

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You guys running it down to the gas light have fun eventually replacing your fuel pump. The gas cools the fuel pump module and when you regularly drop below a 1/4 tank the pump isn't being cooled properly. This is a post from an ASE Certified mechanic on people who regularly run down to the fuel light.


"Mine (fuel light) never comes on.

As a mechanic, I know that the fuel is the only coolant for the fuel pump module.
I know how expensive they are.
I know what a pain it is to remove the gas tank to change the pump.


I also know that I make a killing from car owners who need a new pump only because they didn't refuel at 1/4 tank. It's that simple. Refuel above 1/4 tank, and your fuel pump will last a long, long time."
 

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Have you seen a fuel pump on our cars? The pump itself is not always submerged, just the pickup...

So how does being below 1/4 tank prevent it from being cooled?

How does this explain the external fuel pumps used by the pro's? How are they cooled?

I see the logic, but not how it applies to us... Opinions?
 

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For the past couple months I've been getting 22-23 mpg city. This is with a/c on and some spirited driving. Cleaning out the K&N helped get another mpg
 

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Viper Jr said:
Have you seen a fuel pump on our cars? The pump itself is not always submerged, just the pickup...

So how does being below 1/4 tank prevent it from being cooled?

How does this explain the external fuel pumps used by the pro's? How are they cooled?

I see the logic, but not how it applies to us... Opinions?
Well... the fuel thats flowing thru the pump may or may not actually carry some heat away from the pump...

The "pro's" external pumps wouldn't last very long in daily driver duty.

In your defense tho... when the low fuel light comes on, there is still plenty of fuel in there to cool the pump. I wouldn't go much farther than that tho.

I believe the instructions for the turbo toys kits instruct the driver to actually drive the car down to the point where the fuel light actually flashes to let you know you are dangerously close to running out of fuel before filling up with race gas.

As for milage... i have S2 w/toys and milage is pretty much unchanged between it, S1, or stock. 18-20 city 30-35 highway.... 35 is on the high side when on long road trips and I'll empty out a tank between highway rest stops.
 

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As for milage... i have S2 w/toys and milage is pretty much unchanged between it, S1, or stock. 18-20 city 30-35 highway.... 35 is on the high side when on long road trips and I'll empty out a tank between highway rest stops.
Dude, it must suck running out of gas all the time on your road trips. How far apart are those rest-stops, anyway?

And what is a "gallon"?

Forum #39 needs a filter that converts all imperial measurements in to real ones...
 

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wtf?! I only get 250 at most... and thats babying it.
 
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