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RookieGTS Aug 13, 1:37am - #247721 

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Gas Mileage?

This may be a repost or something, but i was just curious, On a 2000 Celica GTS 6-spd. About how much will the car go with "1" bar of gas left/with the gas light on??? Any takes on how far it will go? Miles wise? eh?
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ghostingcelica Aug 13, 2:41am - #247722 
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Chelica815 Aug 13, 2:52am - #247723 
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lol.

Yeah lately, even tho I try driving to conserve gas, my gas goes down uber fast.

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ikin Aug 13, 3:08am - #247724 
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i think its like 23 miles
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SquadOne Aug 13, 3:20am - #247725 
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no more than 30 miles w/ gas light.

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 13, 3:25am - #247726 
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Mine will go about 60 miles on 1 bar; but its a GT auto.
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khmer215 Aug 13, 3:28am - #247727 

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60 for reals? dam i'd always though it went for like 20 miles or something. As soon as i see the light come on i get gas right away. I drive w/ the gas light on no more than 5 miles. Never knew you can go 60 in an auto. guessed i learned something new today =)

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slidr Aug 13, 3:35am - #247728 

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First off, gas meters/gauges can be highly inaccurate.

Next time you have 1 bar left, just fill your tank all the way up, and see how many gallons got pumped into the tank. Subtract that number from the maximum amount that the tank can hold.

For example, my gas light just turned on, so I pull in and fill up till it fills up. Right under the price, it says that I pumped in 13.8 gallons. My tank theoretically holds 14.5 gallons (all Celicas do). That means that I had .7 gallons left in the tank before I refilled.

Is that accurate? No, but it's a start.



Anyways, rule of thumb is that once your gas light comes on, you have around two gallons left in the tank. I remember that for my old car, in the manual it stated that the exact number was something like 2.3 gallons left. Times that by how many miles you normally get to the gallon, and that should be somewhere close to 40 more miles you can go.


It might even say how many gallons it takes to make the light come on in the manual, but who knows.

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 13, 3:42am - #247729 
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Yah, but the tank holds an extra couple of gallons more than its rated for. I used to ride my empty light all the time until one day I lost & had to walk because I didn't get any cell phone reception.
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slidr Aug 13, 3:50am - #247730 

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The gauge isn't accurate at all though.

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ravertony Aug 13, 4:13am - #247731 
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60 miles?? crazy! gots to be highway miles, but at what speed? i never take my celica further than 5 miles with the gas light on.. frown
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combatc87 Aug 13, 6:24am - #247732 

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On the sticker or wherever it says your gas tank capacity, it says reserve tank. Thank number is included in the total capacity. That may (correct me if I'm wrong) be how much is left at light or red.

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cycocelica Aug 13, 6:41am - #247733 

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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Yah, but the tank holds an extra couple of gallons more than its rated for. I used to ride my empty light all the time until one day I lost & had to walk because I didn't get any cell phone reception.


yeah i always push mine...i lost once..luckly i was close to home and i had a cell
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stefanoc Aug 13, 6:42am - #247734 

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not a good idea to drive on low fuel. not good for the fuel pump.
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ravertony Aug 13, 6:46am - #247735 
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Originally Posted by stefanoc
not a good idea to drive on low fuel. not good for the fuel pump.

not good.. especially if you run out of gas... could mess something up easily i was told..
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stefanoc Aug 13, 7:19am - #247736 

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if you do this, i think gas goes in sparkplugs, quite an amount to fix it unless you know the trick to fix it urself.
now try to run out of gas with a rotary engine, thats a pain in the ass.
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Sultan Aug 13, 7:24am - #247737 

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I doubt anyone purposely drives around with that little gas... most of us get caught on the freeway
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 13, 7:48am - #247738 
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Originally Posted by stefanoc
if you do this, i think gas goes in sparkplugs, quite an amount to fix it unless you know the trick to fix it urself.
now try to run out of gas with a rotary engine, thats a pain in the ass.


No. ohboy

Running out of gas does nothing. The only way it could is if you leave your ignition turned on & your fuel pump keeps running dry, you will burn off your impeller. Or if you had a metal tank, sucking the rusty bits from the bottom plugs your fuel filter, but celi gas tanks are plastic. It really no big deal at all.
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 13, 7:54am - #247739 
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The GT auto is the most fuel efficient at 47 miles per imperial gallon x (12.1 + 1) gallon capacity = 616 miles per tank.
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Sultan Aug 13, 7:55am - #247740 

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^^^
at least I can brag about something... wink
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 13, 2:13pm - #247741 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
^^^
at least I can brag about something... wink


I bought my 4 cylinder to save gas money, not to race. thumbsup
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ragingpaseo Aug 13, 3:37pm - #247742 
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try it... rofl
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ravertony Aug 13, 4:11pm - #247743 
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Originally Posted by stefanoc
if you do this, i think gas goes in sparkplugs, quite an amount to fix it unless you know the trick to fix it urself.
now try to run out of gas with a rotary engine, thats a pain in the ass.


No. ohboy

Running out of gas does nothing. The only way it could is if you leave your ignition turned on & your fuel pump keeps running dry, you will burn off your impeller. Or if you had a metal tank, sucking the rusty bits from the bottom plugs your fuel filter, but celi gas tanks are plastic. It really no big deal at all.


i dunno... things have happen to friends' cars when they run out of gas.. i still wouldnt risk it
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RevMonster Aug 13, 4:16pm - #247744 

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It seems like I'm always low on gas. Maybe that's just becasue I've been in a crappy american car for the past month. spineyes

I've made it 40+ miles on the freeway with the gas light on. I was trying to make it all the way home from Lake Havasu on one tank. I was just hitting the 91 freeway when it finally lit up. Did I stop? Nah... didn't have enough sense. rofl

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csheriff Aug 13, 5:13pm - #247745 
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i'll drive mine a day after the last bar is gone, not registering on the gauge at all, and ive never ran out. knock on wood.

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Zero Aug 13, 10:25pm - #247746 

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i try not to drive to the point where my car has 1 life bar left. lol

i like the gas gauge in the celica because it looks like a life bar from video games. as long as i have 2-3 bars left i can beat the game lol grin

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Workshop4Ever Aug 14, 6:40pm - #247747 

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i never let my gas get below half tank but i get about 25 miles to the gallon normally...count how many bars there are and divide it by the maximum fill of the tank...that will tell you

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Chelica815 Aug 14, 7:08pm - #247748 
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What is the best driving style to save on gas?

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cycocelica Aug 14, 7:56pm - #247749 

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Originally Posted by ravertony
Originally Posted by stefanoc
not a good idea to drive on low fuel. not good for the fuel pump.

not good.. especially if you run out of gas... could mess something up easily i was told..


car still works fine...but i wouldnt ever let it happen again...
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mister_tin Aug 14, 8:11pm - #247750 
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I've been driving from the Philadelphia to Seattle and I get about 37 mpg. GT = slow but good at conserving gas wink
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 14, 9:14pm - #247751 
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
What is the best driving style to save on gas?


Slow?
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Polykarb Aug 14, 9:39pm - #247752 

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^^ if you drive a stick, don't let the RPMS go over 4 grand if you wanna save gas. I tried that out and it works for me, but you have to cycle through the gears fast to get going.

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Zero Aug 14, 10:15pm - #247753 

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also in an auto, dont go over 4k in the RPM gauge

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grcelica Aug 14, 10:53pm - #247754 

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WOW. Our car has a low fuel light?? I've had my car 2.5 years and never knew that. Also, I have an auto GT--47 mpg?? WTF? I have NEVER gotten better than 32 and I have put 61,000 miles on it. Whats up with that? BTW my bike only gets 34 mpg, but its a sportbike
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 14, 11:27pm - #247755 
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Originally Posted by grcelica
WOW. Our car has a low fuel light?? I've had my car 2.5 years and never knew that. Also, I have an auto GT--47 mpg?? WTF? I have NEVER gotten better than 32 and I have put 61,000 miles on it. Whats up with that? BTW my bike only gets 34 mpg, but its a sportbike


Use the cruise & overdrive!

And like I said .. imperial gallons & that's what Toyota rates it for. In reality, it doesn't happen because conditions are never perfect. I remember when the 3 cyl firefly's came out & they were rated for the same gas mileage. Its amazing you can get that kind of mileage is a good looking car that has a bit of Performance when you need it. thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 14, 11:32pm - #247756 
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Imperial Gallon rating 47 highway & 34 in-town.
US Gallon rating 36 highway & 29 in-town.

http://www.toyota.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/...v141040e%2ehtml

http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/2004/celica/specs.html
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grcelica Aug 15, 1:03pm - #247757 

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ahh...I didn't get the imperial gallon thing. Now I get it sorry! I would get better gas mileage if I kept my foot out of it for awhile! tasty I never let the tank get low enough to see the lowfuel light I guess. Now I have to try it!
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Veilside_300 Aug 15, 2:13pm - #247758 

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An auto will never be more economical than a manual if you specifically drove to get the most MPG.

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celicaboy Aug 15, 2:16pm - #247759 

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i always refill my tank whenever i have a quater of a tank left
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 15, 3:02pm - #247760 
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Originally Posted by Veilside_300
An auto will never be more economical than a manual if you specifically drove to get the most MPG.


It is on a Celica GT. thumbsup
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cegonaxman Aug 15, 3:59pm - #247761 

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I think if you take along some spare fuel along, and test this theory out,
you'll find out...Just let us know how many miles it got you!...Oh when you run out of gas just use that spare fuel for your return trip. thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 15, 4:01pm - #247762 
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That's one long trip! grin
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zexygma Aug 15, 6:22pm - #247763 
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Gas mileage?? sleep MUST...DRIVE...FAST!!! grin

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grcelica Aug 15, 7:46pm - #247764 

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Originally Posted by zexygma
Gas mileage?? sleep MUST...DRIVE...FAST!!! grin


rofl
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ArumnDark Aug 16, 1:07am - #247765 
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Auto = better MPG in the city
Manual = better MPG on the highway

Anyway, I've gone about 30 miles on one bar (though it wasn't the last bar).

Also, are the 2000-2002 and 2003+ gas meters different?
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ArumnDark Aug 16, 1:08am - #247766 
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And here's mine (2004). Not sure what year the one above is, I just grabbed it form the gallery smile
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ArumnDark Aug 16, 1:10am - #247767 
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Note: I know the two gauges are different, but is it the year that makes the difference? or is it GT vs. GTS?
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 16, 4:38am - #247768 
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Originally Posted by ArumnDark
Auto = better MPG in the city
Manual = better MPG on the highway


Not in the GT. Per Toyota, the auto is better on the highway & in town.
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l2pdrums Aug 16, 7:12am - #247769 

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Originally Posted by slidr
First off, gas meters/gauges can be highly inaccurate.

Next time you have 1 bar left, just fill your tank all the way up, and see how many gallons got pumped into the tank. Subtract that number from the maximum amount that the tank can hold.

For example, my gas light just turned on, so I pull in and fill up till it fills up. Right under the price, it says that I pumped in 13.8 gallons. My tank theoretically holds 14.5 gallons (all Celicas do). That means that I had .7 gallons left in the tank before I refilled.

Is that accurate? No, but it's a start.



Anyways, rule of thumb is that once your gas light comes on, you have around two gallons left in the tank. I remember that for my old car, in the manual it stated that the exact number was something like 2.3 gallons left. Times that by how many miles you normally get to the gallon, and that should be somewhere close to 40 more miles you can go.


It might even say how many gallons it takes to make the light come on in the manual, but who knows.


What? 14.5 gallons. Everytime I fill up with about 1 bar and the light on, I always see about 12.XX gallons that were used. I Thought they only hold 12 and some gallons.
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 16, 3:08pm - #247770 
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Its not empty until its empty.
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