|06-12-2013 11:44 PM|
|megamike||Never got a chance to join the club... My fuel gauge said 1/2 tank once and I put 13 gallons into it. After that happened I said eff that. Now I reset my mileage and fill up every time I hit 100 miles.|
|06-12-2013 09:49 PM|
|michaelgerson||I'm in the club too. 92YJ. Thought I had plenty of fuel, but was climbing up the Grapevine and found out the hard way that on a sharp angle, pump stops picking up fuel. Had at least three gallons left. Now I always reset trip odometer every fill and figure a conservative range of 200 miles. Also carry two gallons for emergency. It's a Jeep thing, but I still love it. Just turned 185,000 and runs strong. Wants to go 85-90 on Highway 5. Also know that keeping it at 65-70 helps get to 17-18mpg. Flat windshield kills performance at high speeds.|
|06-12-2013 04:49 PM|
|Mbclark||I'm jumping in a bit late and this may have been addressed but is there any damage to the skidplate that may be pushing up on the tank? I put a small dent in mine once, enough to push on the plastic tank a bit and it messed with the accuracy of the gauge, showed 1/4 and was empty. Pulled the plate, pounded it out and it was good to go.|
|06-12-2013 04:00 PM|
I am now a member. Good thing I have understanding coworkers who will give me a ride.
This sucks, I've only had the YJ for a week!
|04-18-2013 12:50 AM|
|jaywhy||I just found out i'm also a member of the 1/4 tank club the hard way!!!|
|10-21-2011 09:48 PM|
I will be filling my tank up when the needle is at 1/2 tank from now on!!
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|10-21-2011 10:57 AM|
I think I drove about 30-40 miles after the needle stopped moving up when I started the jeep and only put in 18 gallons. I must be one of the lucky ones...
I usually fill it around 1/3 tank.
|10-21-2011 10:51 AM|
|jfbilbro||paulpa, you are right in assuming that a dry tank is harmful to the pump...gas is what lubricates the pump and trying to crank any engine with an empty tank will burn up the pump..|
|10-21-2011 06:37 AM|
|paulpa||when I had my yj Iran out of gas a few times and noticed this seemed to have a bad effect on my fuel pump,replaced two of them,was that just a coincidence?I dont think so,I think running that pump dry hastens it"s failure.Any opinions?Am I right in assuming this?|
|10-20-2011 10:21 PM|
How can a jeep owner run out of gas?
We all know you need to top it off every few miles.. Our gas milage is so great.
|10-20-2011 09:53 PM|
|jibber||Haha! I guess I am now a member of 1/4 full jeepers club!|
|10-20-2011 05:53 PM|
|Plumber1||Join the crowd of 1/4 full jeepers. Mine has always run out at 1/4, don't know why buy I have heard this many times from other YJ owners.|
|10-20-2011 05:03 PM|
|Bkarst||I have had a similar issue, when mine gets around 1/4 tank and I take a sharp turn, it's like I just ran out of gas and a few seconds of coasting and everything is back to normal. It's like a built in retard switch that slaps you in the face saying "time for gas". lol|
|10-19-2011 12:49 PM|
Haha, thanks. I was just glad my engine wasn't dying or something electrical was wrong.
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|10-19-2011 11:46 AM|
Will do. Thanks for the advice!
|10-19-2011 11:27 AM|
|NHrubicon||With winter coming on, it's good advice to keep the gas tank FULL, never let it get below half a tank. Otherwise you get condensation (WATER) in the gas tank and eventually you'll be down to the bottom of the tank and start sucking it up. So good rule of thumb...down a 1/4 tank, get it filled! Less shock at the price that way also.|
|10-19-2011 11:12 AM|
Thanks! I am not messing with the fuel sending unit. I will keep track by miles as well. It doesn't go below 1/4 tank but goes up to full when I fill it up.
|10-19-2011 10:31 AM|
dang, something is up with your guage I would think... does it ever change or is it stuck on 1/4?
I was always told with a Jeep, when it says E its EMPTY. No going under the E with this one!!! I imagined that was your issue until I read further on.
|10-19-2011 10:26 AM|
|kik||These gauges are known to not be too accurate. I believe in my owner's manual for my 89 it's supposed to be accurate to within 1/4 tank. That's not an excuse. Some are more accurate than others. You'll probably notice that when it's full it's past the full mark. Some register by almost another 1/4 tank. You could go through the headache of dropping the tank and replacing the sending unit but that might cause many additional problems. I would recommend you leave it alone and treat the 1/4 mark as "empty".|
|10-19-2011 10:00 AM|
Ran out of gas???
So I was driving my son to daycare today and realized I was losing power. I would lose all power going up a hill. Sat for a minute, and then finally made it up the hill but came to a stop again. Finally realized I was out of gas even though it showed I still had 1/4 tank. What the?? Called my dad and he drove me a couple gallons over and was on my way. Is this normal? Anyway to fix this?