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i'm wondering if anyone can tell me what size fuel tank i have in my 1998 ranger. 3.0L v-6 regular cab. 4x4. the owners manual that came my truck is a 1997, and i think it's the wrong info. also, does anyone know where i might be able to find a correct manual to purchase? maybe someone has a hook up at a dealership or something. thanks for any help.
I was thinking mine was 15, but it may be 17. I dunno, but when my truck is below empty, and the "check gauge" light comes on warning of low fuel, I fill it up, and only can get like 12 gallons in, maybe 13 once or twice when i really pushed it. I know its at least 15, but dang, that fuel gauge is way, way jumping the gun, especially if its a 17 gallon tank. My g/f always thinks we are gonna run out of gas, but i always keep track of the miles, just in case the gauge decides to let me down. lol
when my truck is below empty, and the "check gauge" light comes on warning of low fuel, I fill it up, and only can get like 12 gallons in, maybe 13 once or twice when i really pushed it. I know its at least 15, but dang, that fuel gauge is way, way jumping the gun, especially if its a 17 gallon tank.
same thing happens to me. is this a ford error? can the gauge be corrected? it's weird and kind of unnerving to be driving with the low fuel light on. i guess i can learn to live with it.
DDRanger, thanks for the link to the owners manual.
I've been a ranger owner for a week as of today, and I'm loving it thus far.
The light comes on for me at about 220 miles. And then i usually drive it till about 240 till i fill it up.....getting in about 12 gallons. 20 mpg....so theoretically, it should be able to go like 332 miles before a fill up. And the light comes on at 220. WOW. Thats like 1/3 tank. Thats crazy. Man, on my old cavalier, if it even looked like it was going to get close to the E anytime soon, you were already out of gas. LOL
I'd think it'd come on with like 2 gallons left maybe....not 4.5
My granddaddy told me this years ago, about 47 years ago. Fill up your truck and when it gets to 1/4 tank fill it up again. Once it's filled up it dosen't cost anymore to keep a 1/4 tank in the truck all the time....
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