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Old 07-31-2008, 04:46 PM   #1
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Question How Much Gas do I have when Check Gauge Light comes on in a 99 F Body?

Just curious, approx how much gas do I have when Check Gauge Light comes on in a 99 Camaro?I have never had to fill it when Light came on.I did a search on this and didnt find anything....Thanks
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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Mine came on today and I had about 2.5 gallons left.
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Are all F body Cars consistant at 2.5 gallons or do they vary?
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I think so 2.5 3 gallons when it comes on usually, 16 gallon tank right? I normally put in 13 gallons when that light comes on so I'm assuming I have about 3 more unitl empty
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i have no answer to your question, b/c i always fill my car up when it gets to 1/4 tank..


But for the 98-02, assuming the gas tank is the same size, how many gallons are our fuel tanks?
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It's from Wikipedia but I think its right: Very few changes were made to the Camaro in 1999. Some new colors, including Hugger Orange, were added to the line. Fuel tanks were enlarged from 15.5 to 16.8 gallons, LS1 valve covers switched to a center-bolt style, and traction control became available on the V6 models.
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So it looks like 15.5 gallons pre 99 and 16.8 gallons 99 and after
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Yeah, the '98 tanks are different, and a little smaller. Be kind to your fuel pumps, keep it above 1/4.
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I believe I have ran into some bad fuel Getting KR Big time at WOT so I wanted to get out as much as I can without dropping the Tank....
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dang i learned something new i thought they were 14 gallon tanks...awesome
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Yeah, the '98 tanks are different, and a little smaller. Be kind to your fuel pumps, keep it above 1/4.
yup, that is why i tell everyone to never let the tank on ANY car get below 1/4 tank. the fuel pump is submersed in fuel and that is how it is kept cool
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your fuel pump is in a bucket inside the tank. the bucket is filled with fuel from the jet pump. so no matter how low your tank is, the fuel pump is always submerged in fuel unless you obviously run the car completely dry and it dies.
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your fuel pump is in a bucket inside the tank. the bucket is filled with fuel from the jet pump. so no matter how low your tank is, the fuel pump is always submerged in fuel unless you obviously run the car completely dry and it dies.
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i have a 98 do i have a gas light?
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you sure do
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You'll have enough to get to the nearest gas station.
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Well Drove 15 miles on Check Light Topped it off and I still Had 2 Gallons.I have a 16.8 tank and it took 14.8 gallons.I could have gone another 20 miles or so...Well now I know...Thanks for the input...
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one day i wanted to see how far i could go after the light came on. i drove almost 50 miles and got scared and quickly filled up. still only filled up just about 16 gallons.
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Well Drove 15 miles on Check Light Topped it off and I still Had 2 Gallons.I have a 16.8 tank and it took 14.8 gallons.I could have gone another 20 miles or so...Well now I know...Thanks for the input...
Off topic but I'm surprised I havnt seen you around Pro Mouse. I also live in Shelby Twp.
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Off topic but I'm surprised I havnt seen you around Pro Mouse. I also live in Shelby Twp.
Cool,we may have passed on the road sometime
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I've ran mine below E a couple times and never saw a light . I wonder if mine burnt out or something.
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