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Am I the only one whos gas guage reads empty when there are still approx. 6 or 7 gallons left in the tank? Makes it awful hard to really know when you're really hitting empty. I've been resetting the trip odometer each time I tank up but it's a real PITA and not very accurate due to the varying fuel mileage I am getting (I think I'm up to about 13 MPG average now at 3,700 miles).
 

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If I recall correctly -- the manual states that there is a small reserve of gas in the tank even after the guage reads empty. I think you're much better off with that, rather than running an expensive engine dry of gas accidentally.
 

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I agree with Ymryl...I continually but in about 20 gallons of gas when I could easily go through another six before fill ups.

On the flip side, this gas gauge is better than the one on my Honda which let you drive a hundred miles before it ever moved off of F, then fell like a rock. At least the needle movement is consistent.

And the other positive - I love the little arrow on the gas gauge that reminds me which side the gas cap is on.

Matt
 

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I don't have a problem with a small reserve when the guage reads E, a couple of gallons would be fine, reading E when a quarter of a 28 gallon tank is still left is just wrong.

I also had a Honda (Odyssey) that had the same problem you just described. When I asked the service manager at my dealer about it he explained that they had changed the design of the gas tanks that year (2001) and that there was nothing they could do to remedy the situation (they did change the sending unit just to try it).

I just wanted to know if this was the same type of situation (bad design) or if it was just a problem with my particular vehicle.
 

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Ymryl said:
I don't have a problem with a small reserve when the guage reads E, a couple of gallons would be fine, reading E when a quarter of a 28 gallon tank is still left is just wrong.

I also had a Honda (Odyssey) that had the same problem you just described. When I asked the service manager at my dealer about it he explained that they had changed the design of the gas tanks that year (2001) and that there was nothing they could do to remedy the situation (they did change the sending unit just to try it).

I just wanted to know if this was the same type of situation (bad design) or if it was just a problem with my particular vehicle.

Man...it sounds like you may have a bad gas guage. Mine definitely doesn't have a quarter tank left while on empty -- I ran it super low yesterday...and I was nervous...
 
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