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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, A new low for me - literally in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I know most people complain that their car runs out of gas while there are still "bars" remaining on the ...
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    A new low for me - literally

    I know most people complain that their car runs out of gas while there are still "bars" remaining on the gauge, but I don't have that problem. Yesterday I got it to its lowest point ever. First time I saw it with NO bars, and the "LOW" light flashing. I made it home, but I'm afraid to try to drive it to the gas station (a few miles away). I might put some of my lawn mower stash in it to be safe.


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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    haha awesome Mine stops around 1/4 tank.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    I can make 16 miles with "E" flashing.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    I've had my low light on a few times...no problem . I usually never go below a quarter tank though

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    I've had no bars and the 'low' light flashing before, been able to travel a few miles.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    I run out of gas when I am at 3 bars

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    I saw that once on a caddy I owned but was never able to do it again.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    Ive never seen that. Or maybe once a long time ago. I don't like paying the big gas bill filling it when it's that low so usually it doesn't get much below 1/4 of a tank.
    I still prefer guages that show real levels like that. My DeVille says how many Litres are in the tank and distance to empty. But if it drops below a certain point it goes from actually telling you to just saying low.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    Quote Originally Posted by outsider View Post
    haha awesome Mine stops around 1/4 tank.
    Matt,
    I have a good unit for u ,,,,,

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    yea mine usually gets to a half which is 7/8 gallons two days ago i hit 5 which is a low for me gas prices...

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    Sounds like I can make it to the gas station then. It's only a couple of miles, and it just started flashing as I approached my house.

    I gotta pick the kids up at school today, so I'll have to make sure I budget enough time to potentially walk to the gas station :-) I haven't moved it since Sunday, so the battery will be dead. Another item on the "to-do" list.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    This post is funny because my dash doesnt work at all anymore and usuallly I fill up every 4-5 days but yestrday, I dont know something threw me off and I didnt. Well to make a long story short, I ran out of gas yesterday making a left hand turn right in front of the gas station. The worst part about it was that it was about 90 freakin degrees outside with my 3 year old daughter (who was sweatin bullets) and my 10 month old son (who was cool through everything) in the car. The best part about it was that my barbershop is right next to the gas station and I called them, so 3 guys came out to give me a push. SOOOOOOOOOO EMBARISSING. I gotta get that thing fixed. ASAP.

    P.S. Why do you have to push the brakes soooooooooo hard for the car to stop when it is off? and steering, its so hard to steer, its so dangerous when these cars cut off like that.

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    Quote Originally Posted by 9ine3reefleet View Post
    This post is funny because my dash doesnt work at all anymore and usuallly I fill up every 4-5 days but yestrday, I dont know something threw me off and I didnt. Well to make a long story short, I ran out of gas yesterday making a left hand turn right in front of the gas station. The worst part about it was that it was about 90 freakin degrees outside with my 3 year old daughter (who was sweatin bullets) and my 10 month old son (who was cool through everything) in the car. The best part about it was that my barbershop is right next to the gas station and I called them, so 3 guys came out to give me a push. SOOOOOOOOOO EMBARISSING. I gotta get that thing fixed. ASAP.

    P.S. Why do you have to push the brakes soooooooooo hard for the car to stop when it is off? and steering, its so hard to steer, its so dangerous when these cars cut off like that.
    That's cool that you got a push. Technically, I've never run out of gas. Well maybe once when my GTO ran out at the intersection where the gas station was and I was able to coast up to the pumps. My MGB would always run out of gas, but that's because the electric fuel pump was crap. I kept a big spanner wrench in the trunk so I could beat on it. I usually got going again after a couple of whacks.

    Annnnyway...the power brakes and steering run off of the engine. The brakes are vacuum assist, using engine vacuum, and the power steering is hydraulic using a pump driven off of the engine's crankshaft. When the engine stops, so does your "power assist".

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    Yep. And let me tell you - it SUCKS!

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    Re: A new low for me - literally

    LOL, you're literally too bold to drive a car with no bar left
    Seriously though , please do not drive this way because in long term your fuel pump lifespan will be shortened

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