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Old 03-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #21
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Yes... thanks!

I am monitoring my gauge all the time... and it is very consistant...

FULL: 21 Gallons
3/4 Line: 16 Gallons (down 5)
1/2 Line: 12 Gallons (down 9)
1/4 Line: 8 Gallons (down 13)
LIGHT ON: 4 Gallons (down 17)
E LINE: 3 Gallons (down 18)

The above figures have been consistant within 1/2 gallon +/-.
My truck stays on full for 30 miles then suddenly drops to 3/4 before your eyes.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:25 PM   #22
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My truck stays on full for 30 miles then suddenly drops to 3/4 before your eyes.
On my truck:

At 21 and 20 gallons in the tank, the needle is above the full line.
At 19 gallons, the needle is on the full line.
At 18 gallons, the needle is 1/4 down in the space to the 3/4 line.
At 17 gallons, the needle is 2/3 down towards the 3/4 line.
At 16 gallons, the needle is on the 3/4 line.

In terms of miles... at my 17 mpg:

0-17 (and under ~30 miles), above full line.
34 miles, on full line.
51 miles, 1/4 down the space to the 3/4 line.
68 miles, 2/3 down towards the 3/4 line.
85 miles, on the 3/4 line.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #23
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:47 AM   #24
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On my truck:

At 21 and 20 gallons in the tank, the needle is above the full line.
At 19 gallons, the needle is on the full line.
At 18 gallons, the needle is 1/4 down in the space to the 3/4 line.
At 17 gallons, the needle is 2/3 down towards the 3/4 line.
At 16 gallons, the needle is on the 3/4 line.

In terms of miles... at my 17 mpg:

0-17 (and under ~30 miles), above full line.
34 miles, on full line.
51 miles, 1/4 down the space to the 3/4 line.
68 miles, 2/3 down towards the 3/4 line.
85 miles, on the 3/4 line.
I'm fairly close to these numbers also. The farthest I've pushed the tank was just over 19.1gal, 344mi @ 18mpg.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #25
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I'm fairly close to these numbers also. The farthest I've pushed the tank was just over 19.1gal, 344mi @ 18mpg.
It is nice when we get 17 or more MPG, isn't it!?

Here are my entire gauge scale findings:

FULL: 21 Gallons
F LINE: 19 Gallons (down 2)
3/4 Line: 16 Gallons (down 5)
1/2 Line: 12 Gallons (down 9)
1/4 Line: 8 Gallons (down 13)
LIGHT ON: 4 Gallons (down 17)
E LINE: 3 Gallons (down 18)

The above figures have been consistant, within 1/2 gallon +/-.
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