fuel left when fuel light comes on
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1998 Toyota Tacoma Question: how many miles are left when fuel light comes on?
Answer #1ebans777 October 24, 2013, 19:31Journeyman
my answer is i do not know and i would not do that, the reason is to put gas in the car are more cheaper than to replace the fuel pump if gets damages.
Answer #2ProfessorG from G. T. Service Center, October 24, 2013, 20:17Master
It's like asking; how many licks does it take to get to the center of a 'tootsie roll pop'. You can drive it and see for yourself and 'let us know', or put gas in it. Honestly; try not to let it go below a 1/4 tank. The fuel is used to keep the fuel pump cool while running. The more often you let the fuel go lower than that, you could be over heating the fuel pump and cause it to fail on you. Hope this helps.
pushrod October 25, 2013, 06:16Master
IF you 'must' know, as soon as the low fuel lamp comes on, reset the trip odometer, drive until you run out of gas then look at the trip odometer to see how many miles you have travled. That will be your answer. Or just read the other two post for a more logical conclusion!