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Has any body run their Z completely out of gas yet? If so, did it happen right around the time guage indicated empty? I'm just kinda curious to see how

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Old 12-12-2009, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has any body run their Z completely out of gas yet?
If so, did it happen right around the time guage indicated empty?

I'm just kinda curious to see how close the fuel guage display is compared to actual amount of fuel left in the tank when you'e almost out of gas.

One of my other cars seems to have about a gallon left in the tank when the guage says empty but the other car is damn sure empty when the guage says empty.... This got me to wondering about how the Z is in this scenario, but I don't want to run it out of gas.
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I'm not curious enough (or too lazy) to actually run the car out on my own. There has to be someone in the forum who has done it by now... if only they're not too embarassed to admit they ran out of gas.
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I'm not curious enough (or too lazy) to actually run the car out on my own. There has to be someone in the forum who has done it by now... if only they're not too embarassed to admit they ran out of gas.
I read in a thread yesterday that some people have run their indicator till it was out of lights and still made it like 20 more miles. The miles left on tank was already at 0 because it's based averages and not definitives.
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I read in a thread yesterday that some people have run their indicator till it was out of lights and still made it like 20 more miles. The miles left on tank was already at 0 because it's based averages and not definitives.
True, at two dots/lights showing, the warning comes on and the tank will still have a little over 2 gallons in it. At the combined hwy/city average, you can go another 45 or 50 miles. It will hit no dots/lights in another 30 miles or so, so about 20 miles left after zero dots. Bottom line, with the safety cushion Nissan has left us, you'd have to really push it to end up out of gas.
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yeah i've gotten myself worried before, but 20-ish or more miles after the display reads 0 and the dots are all gone is right. i was just barely hitting the gas at that point to be safe and i'm sure any sort of WOT driving would've left me stranded.
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Has any body run their Z completely out of gas yet?
If so, did it happen right around the time guage indicated empty?

I'm just kinda curious to see how close the fuel guage display is compared to actual amount of fuel left in the tank when you'e almost out of gas.

One of my other cars seems to have about a gallon left in the tank when the guage says empty but the other car is damn sure empty when the guage says empty.... This got me to wondering about how the Z is in this scenario, but I don't want to run it out of gas.
simple, fill up the car BEFORE the gauge is down to empty. why do so many people wait until the car is running on fumes before they fill up?
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Don't run it to empty because if you get on the gas you might find yourself stranded due to the tank design not allowing the last of the fuel to be used under certain conditions. Fill up at 1/4 tank or above if you want to avoid a surprise.
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Peace on that....fill up no later than 1/4 tank, period.
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I actually did run out of gas about a month ago. The gauge said I had 32 miles to go until empty, but I was running the car balls-out that night. Sure enough, about 1/4 mile away from my house the car shut down. I had to walk half a mile to the gas station and back at 3 am to get my car going again. Lesson learned - don't redline the car when you have less than 50 miles left.
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It's not good for you to run the tank meter completely empty. The sensor that averages the amount of gas you have tells you when you need to fill up. If you constantly fill up with you have little to no gas left, the sensor will tell you to fill up sooner (even if you have a decent sum of gas in the tank) as to when you are low on gas.
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I actually did run out of gas about a month ago. The gauge said I had 32 miles to go until empty, but I was running the car balls-out that night. Sure enough, about 1/4 mile away from my house the car shut down. I had to walk half a mile to the gas station and back at 3 am to get my car going again. Lesson learned - don't redline the car when you have less than 50 miles left.
I made the same mistake with a 1/4 tank, same result, but at least it wasn't 3am
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