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Miles per tankful??

How many miles do you guys get from a full tank??
also what is the setpoint for the low fuel light?

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Good question. I'd like the answers also. I've never run mine low enough for the light to go on but I do know that both of my Pcars, when totally full of gas, do not show full on the gas gauge....falls just below.

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it has been a long time since I've driven an entire tank of gas through mine, but I remember I was lucky to get 300 miles on a tank, which isn't great at all
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Back during the Summer when I had a 120 mile round trip commute each day, I was getting 31-32 mpg with my 924.
I've only driven with the gas light on once & drove approx 30 miles after the light came on, but not because I wanted to.
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I usually get 375 til the light turns on the first time and thats even with some very spirited driving...driving conservatively my personal best was like 420
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On my '87 with the 20 something gallon tank i usually get about 300 - 350 miles before i get to the needle on the last line. Its not accurate however as a full tank reads at the 3/4 mark.

One week when i was feeling fiesty, i ran the tank 450 miles..it was just below the last mark on the gauge, and the low level light still never turned on. Frankly im beggining to wonder if the light even works, of maybe if i really have another 1/4 tank when it reads empty.

My MPG is usually ranges about 18-22. I am running FRWilks DME chip and also very rich...my engine temp sensor is giving me some problems, with the freezing temperatures i still havent changed it.
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In my 924S, around town I get right about 300 miles when the gas light comes on.
On my way to Anaheim last month, I was getting 400-450 miles before the light came on.
17.5 gallon tank according to my manual.
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I drove about 250km after the gas light came on when my car died 5 mins from home. luckily within a few mins a tow truck showed up, had a can of gas on his truck.. i gave him 10 bucks and was on my way.

my needle also doesn't go up to the full mark when full.. about half way between 3/4 and full.
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I get 400 miles per tank. The light pops on 390-410'ish and it takes about 18 gallons to fill it at that point.
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On purely highway, my 87 na can get from Boise, Idaho to Seattle WA on one tank of gas. It is 501 miles from my house to my friends in Seattle. I had a few gallons remaining. This was mid summer, AC on and cruise set at about 80.
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When refilling, with the needle on E (have never let the light come on), I still have approx. 7 (!!!) gallons of gas left (7 gallons of gas left on E, hmmm, obvious needs fuel level sender de-gunked). I figure I get about 280 miles on a tankful, all city driving.
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I have got over 500 miles a few times with my NA. I really dont want to do that again. That was driving about 30 miles round trip per day and trying to keep my foot out of it (I know, how do you keep your foot out of a 944 NA.
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I just had the fuel pump replaced in my SAAB and the mechanic said never run below 1/4 tank because you are sucking up the crude at the bottom of the tank. If I had only listened to my wife who kept nagging me after leaving her the car with a near empty tank of gas.
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According to Porsche the 944 has a 21 gallon tank (USG) I'd be interested to know myself as I have not yet taken ownership of my 944 and hpe it will be a descent freeway commuter.
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Quote:
Originally posted by sjfarch
I just had the fuel pump replaced in my SAAB and the mechanic said never run below 1/4 tank because you are sucking up the crude at the bottom of the tank. If I had only listened to my wife who kept nagging me after leaving her the car with a near empty tank of gas.
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This is a myth. The fuel pickup is in the bottom of the tank, and always pulls from the bottom.

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