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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 04:25 PM
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Mazda CX5 - 58L
Honda CRV - 58L
Ford Escape - 57L
Jeep Cherokee - 60L
Toyota RAV 4 - 60L
Subaru Crosstrek - 60L
Thanks IB, so all in all quite competitive in the segment them.....

Am surprised the little XV has a big tank!

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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 09:43 PM
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I use the Automatic app with the ODBII connector and they just updated the app....it now displays low fuel warnings, and it counts down the miles to empty.

While the dash just has the low fuel light the ODBII is sending out a countdown, got it down to 12 MTE and then filled up.

Don't know why they did not send the data to the dash like all the other cars do.

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Last week I pushed the TH until the low fuel light came on:

1) Just to see if it actually worked
2) To see how much fuel was left in the tank

By the time I filled up, the MTE (miles to empty) was at 34 and I ended up putting a little over 14 gallons in the tank (14.2). So, if the tank size is 15.9 gallons, that meant that I still had another 1.7 gallons left. Since I was getting 20mpg at the time, the calculations were right on the money.
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I've seen it only once. It came on at about 55 km (35 miles) left.

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How do you get the EVIC to display the MTE info? Mine just says Low Range.
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From the Owners Manual:

Fuel Economy
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Fuel Economy Menu item is highlighted. Push and
Hold the OK button to reset feature.
• Range
• Average Fuel Economy
• Current Fuel Economy (MPG or L/100 km)
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How do you get the EVIC to display the MTE info? Mine just says Low Range.
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There was another thread discussing this where I clarified the Range indication vs. fuel level low light (the amber Fuel pump icon).

Fuel level low light: indicates the tank has less than approximately 3 gallons of fuel left (volume).

Low Range: Indicates that you have less than 30 miles remaining on the tank based on current average fuel economy and fuel level remaining.

I have had poor enough fuel economy where the fuel economy gauge shows "Low Range" but the fuel level low light hasn't come on yet. (right around 10MPG).

For most people getting around 20MPG or more, the fuel level low light will come on with about 60 miles of range left (or more). Once the range gets below 30 miles, then you'll have "Low Range" shown in the fuel economy EVIC screen. If you're getting about 20MPG, then that means you've probably got around 1.5 gallons of fuel left. That's probably a great time to fill up. Any lower and you risk long term fuel pump damage.
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Mine came on over the weekend. I was watching my range when it came on and it was in mid 30's then it changed to Low mileage or something of that nature. I drove about another 10 miles and filled up to 14.211 gallons.

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13 km

This morning, I made it 13 km once the needle was in the reserve fuel. I did not run out of gas so maybe could have gone further but it felt like I just made it, lol. So plan on 13 km and it should be safe...ish
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post #30 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 09:36 PM
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You really don't want a larger tank than 60 liters - it hinders fuel economy. The more gas you have in a tank = more weight your vehicle has to lug around when it's full. A rule of thumb with to follow: 1 gallon of fuel = 10 lbs (I remember this from when I was an aquarium hobbiest. There would be warnings on an empty aquarium to not try to ever lift an aquarium full of water as 1 gal of water = 10 pounds. So even a small 20 gallon tank filled with water weighed 200 pounds).
You are a bit off. Gas is about 6.2 lbs per gal. I would be willing to take the small hit on economy for an extra 4 gals at 24-25lbs. Thats how much my doc says I am overweight. It also takes some gas to get to the gas station.
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