Capacity of Low fuel level warning light
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    Question Capacity of Low fuel level warning light

    Hi Everyone,
    I just purchased my Soul+ 7 Days ago, and am loving every minute of it!
    I was reading the owner's manual and after going through the whole thing, there's no mention on HOW MUCH fuel is left in the gas tank when the Low fuel level warning light comes on?

    The Manual says, "This warning light indicates the fuel tank is nearly empty. When it comes on, you should add fuel as soon as possible."

    Now i don't plan to travel hundreds of miles after the light were to come on, or even get close... but if it were, i'd like to have a good idea what my range is.
    Does anyone have any ideas?
    thanx!

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    Mine came on a couple of days ago and I put 10.6 gallons in it. It came on before, but I have not ever put 11 or more gallons in. I have 1500 miles on mine and get around 300 miles to each tank with mixed freeway and city driving.

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    I'm guilty of driving way past the "E" if I had to guess I think you have 1.5 gallons left in there. I drove 40 miles once the light came on, I was stuck in a mix of construction and determined to make it to my favorite gas station. I think you can go an easy 45 miles or more when its on empty.

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    Since alnbang put "about 10 and a half gallons" in after the fuel light, and I think I looked up Souls's fueltank capacity to be 12.5 when I went to program ScanguageII (ScanguageII only lets you choose 12 or 13...not 12.5)

    I would guess you have a good 1.5 to 2 gallons left when that light comes on. I had it come on ONCE, but I wasn't that far from some "rotgut" at an Arco. Didn't feel like "finding out" how much was left......and I put in almost 11 gallons approx.

    So to me that means I could drive to my favorite station down in San Diego from Oceanside if I was feeling REAL lucky. Of course I'd never do that.

    Don't EVER run a modern car out of fuel......I done that before in an old Dodge Shelby CSX (The Shadow derivative), and it didn't start when I got gas back in her. Ended up having something go wrong with the fuel pump. Mechanics said I had "cavitated" the fuel pump, and/or picked up a bunch of "crap" that was at the bottom of the tank....She had almost 150k miles on her, and I think nearly a thousand dollars to bail her out.
    Last edited by AiboPet; 08-01-2009 at 02:59 PM.

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    My light came on last night on my way home from dinner and I drove about 10-15 miles.Haven't filled it up yet.So far averaging over 300 miles per tank!!!.Awesome compared to the 210max I got on my H3
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    fromwhat i can figure about 2 gallons i missed a gas station in kansas and almost ran out of gas i squeezed out 12.3 gallons into her scared the crap outta me it cut out twice on me for about 3 seconds i hate kansas other than mr. gyros

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    Quote Originally Posted by AiboPet View Post
    Don't EVER run a modern car out of fuel......I done that before in an old Dodge Shelby CSX (The Shadow derivative), and it didn't start when I got gas back in her. Ended up having something go wrong with the fuel pump. Mechanics said I had "cavitated" the fuel pump, and/or picked up a bunch of "crap" that was at the bottom of the tank....She had almost 150k miles on her, and I think nearly a thousand dollars to bail her out.
    In addition to picking up the sludge, it also causes the fuel pump to overheat and burn out.. especially annoying and expensive when the fuel pump is inside the gas tank
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    In the "Secrets of the Soul" forum thread, page 5, I posted the capacity of the low fuel light.

    When the low fuel light comes on, you roughly have two gallons of gas left in the tank.

    My low fuel light came on 8 miles from the gas station. I filled up putting in 10.9 gallons of gas in the tank. The tank is 12.7 gallons capacity. Simple math.

    Factor in the average mpg is 26... you roughly have around 50 miles left when the low fuel light comes on.

    There ya go

    That being said, you should never run a car out of gas completely. Try to fill up at a quarter tank.

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    I got about the same results.

    The fuel tank holds about 48 liters (12.7 gallons) and when the fule light comes on it takes a little over 40 liters (10.6 gallons) to fill it up full.

    I've done this a few times so I know how far I can get if I get caught.

    My calculations are done averaging that there are about 7.6 Liters (2 gallons) left in the tank when the light comes on. Most Soul drivers are getting about 8.7 liter/100km (27 miles/gallon) or better.

    I've calculated that I can safely get about 50 miles or 80 km once the low gas indicator come on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiJack View Post
    In addition to picking up the sludge, it also causes the fuel pump to overheat and burn out.. especially annoying and expensive when the fuel pump is inside the gas tank
    very true....was told soon after i got my first car very many years ago to not get into the habit of letting gas go below a 1/4 of a tank b/c of build up of junk at bottom of tank and the damage it could cause and this was old cars...

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