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This is a discussion on reserve tank within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I think something is wrong with the float for my fuel gauge. Recently my tank has been reading empty when ...

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    I think something is wrong with the float for my fuel gauge.

    Recently my tank has been reading empty when I still have about 3 gallons left. It has been doing this for 3 tanks already. The first time freaked me out, because the gas light came on when I knew I should still have almost 100 miles till I ran out of gas.

    Has anybody had these problems? Does the WRX have a 3 gallon reserve tank and I just noticed after 13k miles?

    About how many gallons do you have left when the tank begins to read empty? I was in Canada and had one fill up of 91 octane but I don't think that should make any difference. Any suggestions?

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    THe WRX fuel gauge is pure Cr@p in my opinion. It stays full for a long time then it drops down to almost empty in a very short period of time...just get use to it and its no big deal.

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    My '04 wagon says that after the low light comes on, there's 2.7 gal left in the tank.

    I just got 375 miles in my last tank. It took 14.85 gal to fill it. I was really on fumes!

    After the light comes on, You should be able to go *about* 30-50 miles.

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    how many gallons does are tank hold 13 right?
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    Originally posted by WRXout
    how many gallons does are tank hold 13 right?
    try 15.9
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    Originally posted by PolarisSnT
    try 15.9
    OOOOOO then ya mines ghetto too
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    how do you get 375 out of your tank? i can barely hit 300 when the fuel light comes on

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    My light comes on when I have about 3 gallons left. Same thing with my last car (a Jeep). I think it comes on a little too early for me, but it would be stupid if it came on a couple minutes before you ran out of gas .
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    wow, I guess the problem is widespread. I was going to have it checked out on Friday, but I probably won't now.

    I just hate losing the car for the day only to have them tell me, "Oh, don't worry about that. It's normal."

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    Originally posted by Spectre186
    THe WRX fuel gauge is pure Cr@p in my opinion. It stays full for a long time then it drops down to almost empty in a very short period of time...just get use to it and its no big deal.

    haha exactly what i was thinking.

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    Originally posted by EvilCerealBoX
    how do you get 375 out of your tank? i can barely hit 300 when the fuel light comes on
    My fuel light comes on at about 370. (note: untested with new mods, I may be in for a surprise as far as mileage goes...)
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    Originally posted by PolarisSnT
    try 15.9
    I thought it was 13 or 14. when my tank is on E with the light on i am putting in about 12.5 to fill up. then again, if the reserve is 3 gallons i guess that kinda makes sense
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    i agree with everyone , our gas gauge sucks. Also i get around 300 mpg....

    There is one guy on the forum who got 415 mpg , all highway miles crusie control at around 70 thats crazy
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    Originally posted by Jack
    i agree with everyone , our gas gauge sucks. Also i get around 300 mpg....

    There is one guy on the forum who got 415 mpg , all highway miles crusie control at around 70 thats crazy
    Wow. I wish I got 415 miles per gallon! I'd have to fill up once every 6 months!
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    Originally posted by Ketchup
    My '04 wagon says that after the low light comes on, there's 2.7 gal left in the tank.

    I just got 375 miles in my last tank. It took 14.85 gal to fill it. I was really on fumes!

    After the light comes on, You should be able to go *about* 30-50 miles.

    my best was 377.9 on 14.085 gallons. i had plenty to go but my gas light already came on for a few miles. that is when i dont really beat up my car.

    my last tank, completely opposite, i wind it hard countless times during the day and throughout the whole week. i only averaged 22mpg.

    one guy got 422 in one tank. its possible, you just gotta use cruise control but dont coast over 70mph. i know i had over 2 gallons left when i had the 377.9 - i didnt want to push it because i had a long drive the day after.
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