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By "Lifefail887" - 04/07/2017 18:30
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That's happened to me once. Live and learn OP. You live and learn.
If you're that close, just walk to the station and fill a can with gas
That sucks. However, you shouldn't have waited that long to put gas.
Not to mention that the fuel in your tank keeps your pump cool. When you let your tank get too low your fuel pump is no longer submerged in that cooling fuel which can lead to decreased fuel pump life. My advice is to fill up when you hit half a tank. It's easier on the wallet, your fuel pump will likely last longer, you'll never have to wonder how accurate your fuel gauge is, and if did some reason you have to go somewhere in an emergency you'll never have to worry about if you have enough fuel to get there.
And if it's an older car, the sediment in the bottom of your tank is stirred up when you're that low and it can clog your fuel filter, making your car run horrid, if at all. On some cars that fuel filter can be a pain to change. I'm guilty of it, my car doesn't have a fuel light and my float sticks. I never know how much gas I have and just try to keep it filled constantly. I've only ran out once, also on my way to the gas station.
Oh my gosh, OP! I hope you got out of that issue alright. You've learned a lesson, at least!
Hope it was downhill from there. FYI it's 1-2 gallons, depends on the car. Fill it up all the way as soon as the light comes on and you'll know for sure. Mines about 1 3/4 gallons.
Very irresponsible. You should have topped out in gas when there is about 33% of gas left. Not wait for the gas light.