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Old 02 Apr 2006, 11:26 am   #1 (permalink)
doolittle & sitmore
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Default Low fuel warning light

Having recently purchasing my first Toyota Camry the owners manual
tells about the low fuel warning light but know where does it tell you
how much fuel one has left in the tank. Does anyone know how much is
left? Mine is a 2000 model with a four cylinder engine.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 11:42 am   #2 (permalink)
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doolittle & sitmore wrote:
> Having recently purchasing my first Toyota Camry the owners manual
> tells about the low fuel warning light but know where does it tell you
> how much fuel one has left in the tank. Does anyone know how much is
> left? Mine is a 2000 model with a four cylinder engine.


On my '97 it's appx 2 gals. Should be able to get appx 60 miles safely on
the highway or across town to your favorite local station.
Dave


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Old 02 Apr 2006, 01:51 pm   #3 (permalink)
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have had many toyotas corolla camry. always about 3 gal when the light
first starts coming on. you should fill up at that time. the gas in the
fuel tank cools the fuel pump which is located there. if you let it get
very low many times it can cause your fuel pump to overheat and go out.
your camry has an 18.5 gal tank so when the light first starts coming on
it should take about 15.5 gal to fill up.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 04:43 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks! But I beg to differ with you about burning up the fuel pump.
I do not think that would happen.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 05:11 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"doolittle & sitmore" <doolittlensitmore@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks! But I beg to differ with you about burning up the fuel pump.
> I do not think that would happen.
>


I don't think so either.

My Camry has about 2 gallons left when the warning light comes on.

I once drove a Chrysler rental car that went about 2 miles after the fuel
warning light came on. Of course I ran out of gas and walked more than a
mile to get more gas, and had to walk back with the gas can.


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Old 02 Apr 2006, 05:50 pm   #6 (permalink)
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All the crap goes to the bottom you dont want to suck that in your
system, condensation occurs with air ruining gas, keeping it full is
better than keeping it empty.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 07:50 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On Sun, 2 Apr 2006 17:50:02 -0500, ransley@webtv.net (m Ransley)
wrote:

~All the crap goes to the bottom you dont want to suck that in your
~system, condensation occurs with air ruining gas, keeping it full is
~better than keeping it empty.

Agreed, but where does the fuel get sucked in from? It has to be at
the bottom too, no point in having it any higher. I think the gunk
gets stirred up more when you run your tank too low and have to fill
it up and thereby stir up the stuff more than when half empty etc.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 08:27 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Does it get sucked off the bottom or is the pickup on the float, I dont
know.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 08:37 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Does it get sucked off the bottom or is the pickup on the float, I dont
> know.
>


The gas gets pulled from the bottom.

There are about a million wives-tales associated with partially filled gas
tanks, and only a few of them are true.


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Old 03 Apr 2006, 04:17 pm   #10 (permalink)
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It is no wives tale that keeping a low tank will cause condensation from
the air, this contaminates gas. This was more of a problem before sealed
tanks systems were introduced, but it still occurs.

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