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Apr 6, 1:09pm - #146794 
start up

som times my car dont start up at first try its happent 2 times now in 1 moth and cudd it be becuase its cold outside and i have little gas on my tank to day i had 1 bar on the display of fuel and it did not start up at first try i dont know how mutch fuel i had last time.
is it any fhing i shudd do before warrenty is out?

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Apr 6, 1:12pm - #146795 
you really shouldnt let your gas get that low...


at any point under a quarter tank the fuel pump is strained. The fuel pump uses the gas in the tank to lubricate itself, and when there's no gas, there is no lubrication...

think of it as if you only put half the oil you should in your engine...

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Apr 7, 1:50am - #146796 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
you really shouldnt let your gas get that low...


at any point under a quarter tank the fuel pump is strained. The fuel pump uses the gas in the tank to lubricate itself, and when there's no gas, there is no lubrication...

think of it as if you only put half the oil you should in your engine...


That what they say in the manual... but when all the bars turn off in the fuel gage... there's still about 7-10 liters left in the tank... The fuel pump is only strained if you actually runs the car dry...

Personally I only refuel when all my bars have turned off or there is a good deal on gas grin


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Apr 7, 1:53am - #146797 
Just refuel when there are 2 bars left at the least.

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Apr 7, 8:23am - #146798 
ok
hahaha im poor i have no job i have to pay 615 us dollar every month in 5 years in down pay ment on the car and 313 once a year in road licens and 923 two times a year in insurence and 615 in hous rent evey mounth and 307 every other moth on electrisity and on that i have to pay tv license and food and phone bill and all that otehr crap omfg i got to get a job smirk
when its service time i probly cant eat for a moth spineyes
so i dont really have mutch mony to pay the fuel.

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Apr 7, 8:37am - #146799 
maybe you should have bought a Schwinn


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Apr 7, 8:46am - #146801 
If i can i refual before two bars. But lately its been when the light comes on cause gas is so high.

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Apr 7, 8:56am - #146802 
ok have is the iknjector placed back or in front or all over im no exsperiance but i will guess its a hole or somfhing cos my car is standing in a litlle down hill and when im low on gas it cud cos teh problem?

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Apr 7, 4:44pm - #146803 
Originally Posted by marajade
Originally Posted by spaztikid
you really shouldnt let your gas get that low...


at any point under a quarter tank the fuel pump is strained. The fuel pump uses the gas in the tank to lubricate itself, and when there's no gas, there is no lubrication...

think of it as if you only put half the oil you should in your engine...


That what they say in the manual... but when all the bars turn off in the fuel gage... there's still about 7-10 liters left in the tank... The fuel pump is only strained if you actually runs the car dry...

Personally I only refuel when all my bars have turned off or there is a good deal on gas grin


It's not that the fuel pump gets strained from sucking when there is too little gas in the tank, it's because the gas lubes the pump, and also keeps it from getting too hot by cooling it. The only thing the pump relies on to cool down is the surrounding gas in the tank.

Like spaztikid said above.


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Apr 7, 4:46pm - #146804 
Originally Posted by oas
ok have is the iknjector placed back or in front or all over im no exsperiance but i will guess its a hole or somfhing cos my car is standing in a litlle down hill and when im low on gas it cud cos teh problem?
If it's cold out, it could be the battery.

I know that the GTS's come with a secondary cold weather starter to assist with cold starts.


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