Mechanics

LOW FUEL ON FUEL GAUGE

1997 Geo Prizm • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 200,000 miles

I was wondering if you know how much gas and/or Miles are left if you are just about touching the orange bar on the fuel gauge for a 1997 Geo Prizm.
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THwrangler
December 29, 2010.




Here is a pic of the fuel gauge!


Tiny
THwrangler
Dec 29, 2010.
Depends on the size of the fuel tank. Most likely its a 10 to 13 gallon fuel tank. Also does it have a low fuel light on the istrument guage cluster. If it does when the light comes on typically indicated you can drive approximately 30 more miles. My suggestion would be not to run the can under 1/4 tank. Running the car on empty all the time can cause premature fuel pump failure. The gas in the tank helps keeps the fuel pump cool.


Tiny
Rndarrow
Dec 29, 2010.
Thank you rndarrow!

I think it might be a 10 gallon but not sure. If it has the low fuel light on the cluster, I don't know. It's never been on before so I don't know!

The auto center told us to run the car to near empty because they thought we had bad gas in the tank. Then he wanted us to add techron fuel system cleaner to a full tank of Super (93) Gas to hopefully fix the problem we are seeing!

SO, by the picture how many more miles would you say we have before running out of gas?

Thanks for the help!
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Tiny
THwrangler
Dec 29, 2010.
I really wouldnt know for sure. I would guess 2 to 3 gallons left in the tank. So what ever kind of millage your getting with the car will determine how many miles you can go. Pesonally I would go ahead and fill the car up and add your fuel additive.
Hope this helps!


Tiny
Rndarrow
Dec 29, 2010.
Normally the reserve is 8-10 liters, so 4.5 liters to the gallon so the 3 gallons would be about correct.

Mark (mhpautos)


Mhpautos
Jan 3, 2011.
If it is exactly at the E line on a car at a level surface, 10 gallons of gas will fill it up.I just got gas today and the indicator was on E line, it took 10.2 gallons to fill up. Orange bar is actually a bit above the E line. From my experience E is more accurate to gauge what is left in the tank.


Tiny
BLUMONSTER
Jan 8, 2011.

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