How many miles can i do when the fuel light comes on?

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Old 14 Jun 2010, 02:09 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many miles can i do when the fuel light comes on?

I have a Toyota Corolla 1.4 VVT-i T2, i was just wondering how may miles can i do when the fuel light comes on? as i want to total the miles. Its manual and its petrol.



I do care i was just asking how many i could do IN TOTAL but you just didn't understand did you
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 02:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Most fuel lights come on when there's about 2 gals left in tank. Since most toyotas can give you about 30mpg, then you've got about 50-60 miles you can travel. But if you allow 40-50, that will give you a little bit of margin so you can coast into that gas station on fumes and a stalled engine!! Like I've done a few times!!
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Old 14 Jun 2010, 02:30 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Could be 20, could be zero.

The light is telling you that you're soon to be out of fuel.

It is not saying you have any specific amount of driving left.

I've seen some cars run out right as that light turns on, and some go for 50+ miles after it pops on.

The point is to refill before you even see that light, so it's pretty pointless anyway.

It's damaging to your fuel pump to run it that low, but I somehow doubt you'll care.....
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