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Old 03-06-2006, 11:39 AM
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running out of gas

ya i was on my way to school this morning and i ran out of gas about a half a mile away from school... almost made it...anyway one of my buddies had to come tow me to the gas station in his 83 buick lesabre haha...stupid
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:56 AM
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It has happened to me twice. one time I just coasted into the gas station, the other time I happened to have two bottles of that HEET gas line water remover, poured it in and drove to the gas station on that.
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:57 PM
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my buddies old 87 astro ran out of gas when I was with him. This happened about 3yrs ago. Van died about 3-4 different times but it always restarted and got to the gas station we did 50mph in a 35 zone in order to make even to have drive by the police station.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:35 PM
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I have a diesel so im screwed if i run out of fuel. Almost happened once engine sputtered so i switchedtanks backandforth till i got to the gas station, the old fuel guages suck butt. n
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Yeah ive ran out of gas twice.... its a bad feeling when your going up a hill and the truck dies..Click the image to open in full size.
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I was timing my truck and it shut off we thought it died because of the timing was so far off turns out 5 hours later we look and it is outa gas switched to the back tank and it started lol i hung my head for the rest of the day!!
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Nah, it never happened to me, i always fill the tank when i have 1/4 left, i´ve been told this keeps the fuel pump lubbed, to wait until the tank is empty might burn the pump (also makes the pump grab the dirt wich will always find its way into the tank).

But once, i was with a cousin of mine, he had a 79 Range Rover, of course the thing didn´t have one working clock on it, so we were about 1/2 of a mile from his house when the truck begins to sputter and then dies... I got out and pushed the darn thing (about 2,5 tonnes) more than 90feets (100 meters) on a inclinated avenue (going up-hill, of course), at rush hour... until the Range hitted a root and that was all i could push it. After about 4 hours checking everything in the engine, my genius cousin decides to call my uncle, and the first thing my uncle tells him is: "did you check the fuel son?"... DUH!.
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:53 PM
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I ran out of fuel in the school parking lot. But i didnt know my fuel gauge was broke. LOL. So now i know not to let it get near the 1/4 tank mark or have fuel in the front tank for backup.
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I haven't run outta gas yet, I try not to get below 1/4 tank, just in case lol.
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[quote=Encho]Nah, it never happened to me, i always fill the tank when i have 1/4 left, i´ve been told this keeps the fuel pump lubbed
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hehe, unless your driving a diesel, compleatly false... Gas is a solvent

anyways no, i havent run out of gas... Ive allways got a full frount tank...

Im thinking ill use the frount take more often, and run the back one down to about 2 gall... so i can make it all of 20 miles if need be
Seriously, I fill up every week, or at least put $10 in... running out of gas would suck
Fix the sending units too... them thingers are importiomagent
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:33 PM
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I've come close, I know I have. Finally this morning I buckeled down and put $10 in.

Unfortunately, I can't use my rear tank (because its winter and I don't want to change out a tank when its cold AND don't have money to buy a tank right now anyway)

I know how the gauges are, so I watch my odometer. I try to find the money to fill up by 150 miles just to be safe, but I'll run it up to 170 in the winter.

If you have EFI and run your tank dry, WITHOUT starting your truck, turn the key on and off like 10 times. this will continuously prime the fuel pump and keep your injectors from drying out. Dry injectors=Big Bucks!
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ran outta gas on the way to school this morning, i think.... Tank shows <1/2, but no go. Flipped it to the frount tank, and got fuel after cranking a while

guess I get to buy a new sender...
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im always running out of gas, i got a leak in my tank some where but it aint a drip and its driving me crazy, i was "testing my truck" and had it broadside on a wet road at about 5500 rpm and it just died, and i was scared to look under the hood cause i thought something was gonna be sticking out the side of the block to say hi, so i walked back to the house, got in the jeep and got some gas in that was the problem (i was running it off a can under the hood becuase of the tank leak) and poped the hood, nothing sticking out but the can was bone dry.
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I've ran out of gas more times than I can remember. Luckily, I have been close to a gas station or friends house most of the times.
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im always running out of gas, i got a leak in my tank some where but it aint a drip and its driving me crazy, i was "testing my truck" and had it broadside on a wet road at about 5500 rpm and it just died, and i was scared to look under the hood cause i thought something was gonna be sticking out the side of the block to say hi, so i walked back to the house, got in the jeep and got some gas in that was the problem (i was running it off a can under the hood becuase of the tank leak) and poped the hood, nothing sticking out but the can was bone dry.
Sounds like me

your car may need new jets and needles, could be running through the carb like on my friends 3 wheeler... but yeah, might be flooded

check the lines and connectors... I hope its not the in cab tank thats leaking... that would scare the crap outta me
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