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Does your L98 act up near empty, and how accurate is the digital fuel guage?

 
Old 07-18-2001, 04:15 AM
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My dads car does this.

Heck the other night it did it with 62 miles left reading on the display!

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Old 07-18-2001, 08:15 AM
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When my LED readout indicates three bars or so of fuel, the voice warning system (VWS) says, "Bingo Fuel!" "Bingo Fuel!" "Bingo Fuel!" in a sultry female tone.

I know then not to floor it, lest I risk fuel system starvation. I also know it's time to tank up...Pronto!

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Old 07-18-2001, 11:58 AM
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With my old 350 when I ran low 1.7 to high 1.6 60 foots at the strip if I had 1/4 tank or less and if I had a hook, right in the middle of 1st gear it would completely shutdown for a split second. This is due to the slosh that happens during the initial launch that cause the pick-up to pick-up an air bubble, but it only happens to me when I have a full hook. Its amazing how quickly that air bubble reaches the injectors. Typically about 1- 1.5 seconds later.

Now with my 383 and 1.5x 60 foots, this will happen like clockwork at just slightly under 1/2 tank of gas. I obviously race with a mininum of 1/2 tank, and typically 3/4 tank nowadays.

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mine is pretty accurate.. it was coughing on the expressway when i had 1 bar and 12 miles left.. i was like 10 miles from home...

the engine died at 2 miles left and i ROLLED into the gas station in neutral!

so i would say its VERY accurate for me, but i hear it is case by case, none of the cars are alike on the gas meters...

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Old 07-18-2001, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GIJoe:
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the engine died at 2 miles left and i ROLLED into the gas station in neutral!
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Ouch. Nuttin' like sucking 12 year old sludge through the fuel lines. [img]http]//www.corvetteforum.cc/ubb/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 07-18-2001, 05:02 PM
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I'm on "reserve 27 miles left on the range" right now. I need to go get some gas.
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Old 07-18-2001, 05:09 PM
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PS: axcelr8 when are we going to start the Charcoal club?
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Old 07-18-2001, 06:23 PM
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Mine reads full until the tank gets half empty. Then the bars progress downward at an exponential rate.
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when mine shows 3 bars you better start looking for a gas station. any lower hope you got ya cell phone with you to call some one. the car will run like crap.

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Old 07-19-2001, 05:50 AM
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I bought my '85 six months ago from a dealer. They were supposed to fill it up before I drove it off the lot (of course they didn't) I drove the 20 miles home with the salesman following in the vette. Then I had to drive him back to his house it was around 10pm the dealership closed). On my way back I finally noticed that I had only 12 miles left on range and about 10 miles to nearest gas station. To make a long story longer, I got stuck in traffic due to construction on the highway and I had zero bars left on my fuel guage with 2 miles to range left. The car started idling really funny (I thought I was going to get stuck on the highway). I made it to the gas station though. But then 2 weeks later I was driving to work with about 1/2 tank left and my fuel guage started increasing (I was making gas!). Needless to say, I don't trust digital readouts, even though when I was down to the wire, it seemed pretty accurate...
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Old 07-19-2001, 10:05 PM
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How many gallons is the '89 fuel tank suppossed to be?
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Old 07-19-2001, 10:53 PM
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fuel tank ('89) is to hold 75.7 Litres or 20 US Gallons
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