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How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? #323830 Nov 11, 11:25am Nov 11, 11:25am
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How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ?
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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Dimasss] #323831 Nov 11, 11:27am Nov 11, 11:27am
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Ive always wondered the same thing?


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: JBing] #323832 Nov 11, 11:39am Nov 11, 11:39am
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i wouldnt dare to try to find out...its bad for th car emptying out thumbsdown

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #323833 Nov 11, 11:58am Nov 11, 11:58am
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the lowest I ever go is 1/4 tank thumbsup


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Maka] #323834 Nov 11, 12:03pm Nov 11, 12:03pm
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it will kill your fuel pump so its good not to know this info


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: celicadragon] #323835 Nov 11, 12:17pm Nov 11, 12:17pm
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Originally Posted by celicadragon
it will kill your fuel pump so its good not to know this info


grin I like that answer. Yeah, if the light is on don't push it that's why it's built to turn on for you to re-fuel. But if you're the type who likes to run on E like my buddy who has a civic not good for the car. I try to make it a habit to fill up whenever the car is halfway fuel. Never ran out on my Celica so sorry can't answer your question. But below is some really useful info.

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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #323836 Nov 11, 12:20pm Nov 11, 12:20pm
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omg that is so bad for the car. It lets dirt and all kinds of settlement get in the fuel pump and the engine. Going below 1/4 tank is a big no no. grin

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Dimasss] #323837 Nov 11, 12:21pm Nov 11, 12:21pm
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Im always running near empty, Im just cheap i guess, but havent gotten stuck yet smile

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: fungusamongus] #323838 Nov 11, 12:23pm Nov 11, 12:23pm
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i always run to around 3 bars

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: ghostingcelica] #323839 Nov 11, 12:32pm Nov 11, 12:32pm
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i have gone 60 miles when it hit the empty signal...but i was doing a lot, and i mean a lot of coasting...

from what i've experienced, you can go around 25 miles when there are no bars left


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: BigTony] #323840 Nov 11, 12:35pm Nov 11, 12:35pm

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This is what you do. When the light goes on, immediately go to a gas station and fuel up. B/c our tanks takes around 14 gallons (i think) by looking at how many gallon goes in, calculate how much was already in the gas tank. If it was 2 gallons, then its probally like 50 miles.

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14.5 gallons t/b exact!


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: jonnyess] #323842 Nov 11, 7:08pm Nov 11, 7:08pm
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i wouldnt let my car go down to empty if i were u, whatever is at the bottom of your tank can do some damage to your engine...i fill mine up every half tank...


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: hefner] #323843 Nov 11, 8:13pm Nov 11, 8:13pm
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im sure its safe to run your car down until the light comes on. im sure the wonderul people at toyota have designed the tank to hold extra past what the indicator shows just so you cant run dry. i run my tank down to the last indicator or none at all all the time. i fuel up asap when no lights are up because i would had to be sitting on the side of the road with 4 ways on. but like on my friends saturn when his tank was on "E" it still had two gallons left in the tank

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: vondutchguy] #323844 Nov 11, 8:36pm Nov 11, 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
im sure its safe to run your car down until the light comes on. im sure the wonderul people at toyota have designed the tank to hold extra past what the indicator shows just so you cant run dry. i run my tank down to the last indicator or none at all all the time. i fuel up asap when no lights are up because i would had to be sitting on the side of the road with 4 ways on. but like on my friends saturn when his tank was on "E" it still had two gallons left in the tank
When the gas light comes on, you usually have around 2 gallons left in your tank. That is often times more than enough gas to get to a gas station from where you are at when the light comes on.

2 gallons is at least 40 miles or so.


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: slidr] #323845 Nov 11, 8:50pm Nov 11, 8:50pm
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yea i drove with no bars left so dont worry about stopping if you stil have 1 bar

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Vlad] #323846 Nov 11, 8:59pm Nov 11, 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by Vlad
yea i drove with no bars left so dont worry about stopping if you stil have 1 bar


Yeah once you have no bars left i would say you still got about another 15-20 miles be4 running out of gas. Sad to say but its happened to me a few times lol

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: celicagirliegirl] #323847 Nov 12, 10:22am Nov 12, 10:22am
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don't screw with it. I ran out of gas once because the gauge was off by four bars. My car has never been quite the same. frown

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: renfield90] #323848 Nov 12, 1:29pm Nov 12, 1:29pm
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Hey guys, I dont interested in your opinion on
wheather it is good or not to drive with empty
tank !
I know it is bad and so you can damage your fuel pump !!
The question was about your experience on running
with this lamp on
some statistic.

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Dimasss] #323849 Nov 12, 1:33pm Nov 12, 1:33pm
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well so far since i got my car (a month) i believe i filled up 3 times. ALL 3 times, i put it all the way FULL and ran it until it was Empty. AND i mean EMPTY. RIght now in my garage, it has ZERO bars left and with that i drove about 10-15 miles so i need to find a gas station FAST. im so dead. LOL i never knew it was bad for your car to run slow on gas so next time im gonna fill up fast.

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Superstuddc27] #323850 Nov 12, 2:16pm Nov 12, 2:16pm
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Bottom line...

Refill your tank when you have anywhere from a quarter of a tank to 2 bars left. That should be enough gas to protect the pump.

The only time I run the tank all the way down is when I add fuel additives.


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: slidr] #323851 Nov 12, 3:08pm Nov 12, 3:08pm
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I drove to work on 3 bars and still had 1 bar left. My work is 40 miles btw

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: vondutchguy] #323852 Nov 12, 3:10pm Nov 12, 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
im sure its safe to run your car down until the light comes on. im sure the wonderul people at toyota have designed the tank to hold extra past what the indicator shows just so you cant run dry. i run my tank down to the last indicator or none at all all the time. i fuel up asap when no lights are up because i would had to be sitting on the side of the road with 4 ways on. but like on my friends saturn when his tank was on "E" it still had two gallons left in the tank


Right in my manual the wonderful people at toyota say not to run the car below 1/4 tank. Right there in black and white.

As for how far you can go... no idea.. wouldn't want to try, my brother's a mechanic and would kick my ass if he saw me doing that. cry

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: 00GTShope] #323853 Nov 12, 3:27pm Nov 12, 3:27pm
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I've gotten well over 60 miles out of it from when that light came on. The most interesting event was at night, driving through the salt flats un Utah. Exit after exit on the interstate that had a big no services sign. Very frustrating driving 15 miles to the next exit to find no gas. I didn't think I'd make it. When I finally made it to a station, I put 14.7 gallons into her. When that light came on, I drove by rpm's not speed, kept it below 2000 the whole time.


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i was wondering that yesterday wen i was on my way to pick up my gurl, i say i drove about 15 miles on empty no bars, i know it was bad but after i picked her up i pumped right up, with some vpower to clean my hole system spineyes

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thats prolly because they dont want the wonderful people that buy toyotas to get stuck somewhere because they estimated the wrong amount of miles they could drive before filling up or just plain forgeting. filling up at a 1/4 tank is a waste because there is plenty of gas left before you will ruin the pump, but if you like to visit the gas station that much enjoy.

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Dimasss] #323857 Nov 13, 11:06pm Nov 13, 11:06pm
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I Don't have a celica!...But i drove 22 miles on the needle being on EMPTY!...And i reached my home about 30 min's later...So that tell's me that i must have some reserved fuel left! thumbsup don't know how
many more miles i've could have gone? spineyes


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Dimasss] #323858 Nov 14, 1:56am Nov 14, 1:56am
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Originally Posted by Dimasss
Hey guys, I dont interested in your opinion on
wheather it is good or not to drive with empty
tank !
I know it is bad and so you can damage your fuel pump !!
The question was about your experience on running
with this lamp on
some statistic.

Well listen here wise guy. Why dont you test it out for us and see how far you get. Then you will have some statistics and you will not need to listen to our opinion on if it is good to drive with an empty take!! rice rice

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: unsceenTRD] #323859 Nov 16, 1:41pm Nov 16, 1:41pm
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Hey relax man !
But realy, few replys were offtopic
Actually, I got my celica not long ago
and I dont have much experience on running this car !
Besides, in our country celica not officially distributed
I am from Russia, Moscow by the way :-)))
and Celica was transported from US :-)))

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: unsceenTRD] #323860 Nov 16, 1:45pm Nov 16, 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by unsceenTRD
Originally Posted by Dimasss
Hey guys, I dont interested in your opinion on
wheather it is good or not to drive with empty
tank !
I know it is bad and so you can damage your fuel pump !!
The question was about your experience on running
with this lamp on
some statistic.

Well listen here wise guy. Why dont you test it out for us and see how far you get. Then you will have some statistics and you will not need to listen to our opinion on if it is good to drive with an empty take!! rice rice

exactly what he said thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Dimasss] #323861 Nov 17, 7:20am Nov 17, 7:20am
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so when the light comes on there is still one bar left and you can still go after that dissapears? i've gone probably 25 miles

Re: How long can I drive with a fuel tank empty indicator on ? [Re: Celica2k] #323862 Nov 17, 8:38am Nov 17, 8:38am
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when the ligth comes on, its one bar left, i was far out in the country side when this happend and drove at least 15min after the last bare was gone

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