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Old 06-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #11
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So has anyone filled more than 22.3 gallons, that is my max fill. Does the fuel gauge stop blinking??
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:49 AM   #12
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We're not trying to do a Jack Ward (judge) in the movie, In justice for all, are we. Seriously, at 0, tank gauge reading, the little gas pump begins to flash soon after.
I know some might think its similiar to running a gas motor out of fuel, but if you read up, there are more things going on in a diesel, so all I read says don't run it out. The fuel delivery system is under much greater pressures, than a gas fuel system.

MB says 26.4 gal capacity. That x the Avg. Mpg =total distance per full tank.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:43 PM   #13
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Fuel Gauge Accuracy

Tank holds 26 gallons.

When the last bar goes off and the fuel warning light goes on, you have 5 or 6 gallons left.

I pushed it too far once and ran out of fuel after about 80 miles after the last bar went off and the fuel warning light went on.

The engine started again after I added some fuel. No mechanic necessary. No need to bleed lines or injectors.

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:50 PM   #14
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Great info thank you! I knew there must be somebody who has done it - pretty sure more then one. So no panic when the light goes on and 20 miles to the next station..
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:58 PM   #15
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Tank holds 26 gallons.

When the last bar goes off and the fuel warning light goes on, you have 5 or 6 gallons left.

I pushed it too far once and ran out of fuel after about 80 miles after the last bar went off and the fuel warning light went on.

The engine started again after I added some fuel. No mechanic necessary. No need to bleed lines or injectors.

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So how far did you walk for that Camel??
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:25 AM   #16
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Not a good feeling when in a new area and that light starts flashing


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Old 12-20-2016, 10:01 AM   #17
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empty?

I agree with the comments so far - you will probably have plenty of fuel when the last bar is reached. We were on a secondary road in Texas last year when all the bars were gone we ended up stopping at a boat yard knowing they would have diesel for the boats but it was off-road and they wouldn't sell to us. They did give us directions to a convenience store some distance away which did not have a sign out front indicating diesel but they did have it and the amount put in was still about a gallon less than the tank capacity.

It is standard practice for fuel gauges to have enough left at "empty" to stop at the next convenient station rather than go out of your way.

I did buy a 1935 Chevy once and driving it home after purchasing it the needle touched the E mark and the engine immediately died when I was on an interstate. I put it in neutral and coasted off an upcoming exit ramp which had a gas station convenient to it and without touching the brakes coasted to a stop right next to a gas pump. I always filled up when it got to 1/4 full after that. I assumed the previous owner never let it get to the E mark. I made sure the guy who bought it from me years later knew about it.
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