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Old 05-10-2004, 07:58 AM   #1
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Low Fuel Warning Light - How much in tank?

For those with a 3rd Gen V6, how many gallons of fuel do you have left when your light comes on? I think I recall the one previous time my light came on, I immediately refueled and still had about 2 gallons. This morning my light came on and of the only 2 gas stations on my ride to work, one was out of gas (WHY is THAT? Not an omen of things to come, I hope...) and the other was closed due to last nights' storms. Needless to say, I've driven 25 miles since the light came on and have another 5 to get back to the first station.
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you'll make it, don't worry.

i'm don't know exactly how much is supposed to be lift one the light goes on, but i've gone 40 miles with it on and not run out of gas.
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yes, i usually have 3 gallons left right when the light on..
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When my light comes on I have 3 - 4 gallons left.
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Thanks. I feel better about getting to the gas station without having to push!
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Ive never seen my light come on. It was sitting on the empty line yesturday and no light.
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you have about 3-4 gallons left. I have gone 60 miles after light came on a couple of times (but I almost ran completely out one time doing that).
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when my light comes on in my celica i have at LEAST 4 gallons left. at 25-30 mpg, that's up to 120 miles with the light on! i love that car! i have a crapload less in my 4runner though.
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when my light comes on in my celica i have at LEAST 4 gallons left. at 25-30 mpg, that's up to 120 miles with the light on! i love that car! i have a crapload less in my 4runner though.

Well...doing the math on mine:

When the light comes on and I fill up. I end up putting in just over 16 gallons. That tells me that I have 2 gallons left since the tank holds just over 18 gallons...
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About 2 gallons is what I left in the tank also. I start getting real nervous when it comes on though. I'm not sure what the 'useable' fuel is though. How much is left in the tank when the engines dies?
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ya know this is frustratiing me as well when my light comes on i can fit 14.5-15 gallons but if i top off my tank thew light does not come on when its supposed to its like its messed up when i overfill the tank ...............................................so i am getting 240 - 250 miles when the light comes on mostly freeway under 2500prm

what are yall getting
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ya know this is frustratiing me as well when my light comes on i can fit 14.5-15 gallons but if i top off my tank thew light does not come on when its supposed to its like its messed up when i overfill the tank ...............................................so i am getting 240 - 250 miles when the light comes on mostly freeway under 2500prm

what are yall getting

Sounds like you need the fuel gauge TSP(Toyota Service Bulletin)repair. Do a search and you'll see what I'm talking about. It effected 99-00 Runners.
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Sounds like you need the fuel gauge TSP(Toyota Service Bulletin)repair. Do a search and you'll see what I'm talking about. It effected 99-00 Runners.
i think i usually have about 2 gal left when the light comes on

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I made it to the gas station...

The verdict:
I had driven about 30 miles from the time the light came on and then put 17 gallons in an 18 gallon tank. Since I'm getting about 19-20 mpg, I used 1 1/2 gallons from the time the light came on. So 2 1/2 gallons is my "cushion" (not that I typically let my fuel get that low...) when the light triggers.

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