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Old 02-22-2008, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I did a refill last night. Was close to "E" but it only took 11 gallons. Shows as "F" and I drove 30 miles since the fillup and it's still on "F", which is common for about 50 miles before the needle starts to move.

So how much play do Reno owners have on "E"? One of the reasons I'm noting this is that online you read a lot of Reno reviews and one of the cons is poor gas mileage. I averaged 30+ mpg based on my miles driven and gallons refilled last night. I do a lot of highway so that seems accurate. I'm wondering if people are refilling prematurely because of the poor/inaccurate gas gauge.
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thats a good question. i was wondering that myself...i was also thinking about getting an aftermarket tank so i could hold a total of 20-25 gallons so i'd only have to fill up once every two weeks...the thing with that is, i dont know if they have gauges for those fuel cells or not...

this way, i could use an aftermarket fuel pump, return lines, and a FPR
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There's lots of times I should have ran out of gas... but I won't go more than 30miles once the empty light comes on and that still scares me. There's been lots of times I've gotten 14 gallons in the tank, 14.2 a few times which is really strange considiering our tank is supposed to be 13.5 gallons


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but you can anyway... ??
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14.2 a few times which is really strange considiering our tank is supposed to be 13.5 gallons
14.5 gallons according to everything I've read (I don't think there's such a thing as a 13.5 gallon tank).

Thanks for confirming things for me .
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i think in the owners manual it says the tank in the reno is 14g... when you fill up a gas tank the reading is never acuratly the float system they use to measure it sits to high in the tank it only starts to read acuratly once some of the gas is used and frees up the float
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one time i put 15gallons in my reno
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ok, you have 4 gallons left at E,and the light comes on at 2 gallons left. Fuel gages are know to be indicators, not hard fact. They are not very accurate
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but you can anyway... ??
thats true...i replied to that in a hurry, so i wasn't really thinking right. lol
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I have a forenza but, I know from experience of being a broke ass dude you can drive for a while on E but, but this is bad on your car..
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but this is bad on your car..
How so? D:
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