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LFC1989
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 7:23:01 AM

I try to when it gets around a quarter tank left.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:44:37 PM

half tank
Mairice
Rookie Author Montgomery

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:13:18 PM

almost empty
sheba24
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:49:08 AM

1/4 of a tank.
hjl17
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 9:35:41 AM

1/4 tank
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 4:48:15 AM

About 1/4 tank but sometimes I will stretch that, too.
ricker2332
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:35:52 PM

Around 1/4 tank.
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:35:08 PM

about 1/2 tank in the winter
Ratso
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:01:36 AM

Most times before a half tank..
momstaxivan
Sophomore Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 5:59:03 AM

Quarter tank but I try to do it around a half tank.
Yvon2014
Sophomore Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:30:38 AM

+/-1/4 tank
hjl17
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:24:10 AM

1/4 tank
juniperus98
Sophomore Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 7:44:51 PM

3/8
46chief
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 5:19:57 PM

1/4 tank.
litesong
Sophomore Author Gary

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 7:48:22 PM

I love to stay away from gas stations, & quite often gas up with only 1 or 2 gallons remaining. For several years, I would take extra five gallons of gas into Oregon, so I could drive 700 miles & get back to Washington state, which had lower gas prices. Once I traveled 40 miles on "empty". Sure I could reach the next town, I traveled 60 miles on "empty", finally filling with 9.8 gallons with my verified 10 gallon tank. Did I say I like to stay away from gas stations? Think an electric car may be in my future.


GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 5:19:29 PM

No lower then 3/8 of a tank in winter...
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 6:40:09 PM

Pretty darned far -- almost bone dry
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 1:33:43 PM

quarter tank
Jay4Runner
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:55:23 PM

I refill as soon as it drops below a half tank. You never know in the Bay Area when the next big earthquake will take us off the grid for a week.
46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:33:48 PM

1/8
kdanish
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 7:05:59 PM

Just below 1/2
catladyNM
All-Star Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 6:58:45 PM

About a 1/4 of a tank
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 5:38:45 AM

About 1/4 tank
Seekingone
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:41:12 AM

1/4
mohrorless
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:34:43 AM

about 1/3 to 1/4 tank
jason54915
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:45:17 AM

gas light comes on
fatso
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:17:26 PM

1/4 tank
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 9:26:02 PM

Summer time 1/4 tank winter not less than 1/2 tank.
kdanish
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:34:33 AM

Just under 1/2 full, live in a rural area
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:22:38 AM

1/4
NickoliMB
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:20:29 AM

Sometimes too low. Hard on fuel pumps and filters and overall performance.
hjl17
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:49:11 PM

1/4 tank
crmedic
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:05:03 PM

1/4 tank
46chief
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:50:23 PM

1/4
Mahalo5
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 4:42:00 PM

1/4 tank or just above
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 12:28:03 PM

Quarter tank.
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:15:45 AM

About 1/4 tank
mohrorless
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2014 12:41:36 PM

1/4
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 7:36:39 AM

1/4 tank
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 5:29:46 AM

1/4 tank
PossibleTheory
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:28:51 AM

I normally wait until I get my fuel light on, then I have roughly about 4 gallons (~50 miles) until actually empty. I never go any lower than that, every time it's on or getting close to it, I'm always en-route to a station.
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 5:41:00 PM

1/4 tank summer 1/2 or higher in the winter time. If i'm out in the winter and see a low price I will fill up again just to keep it topped off.
minookaband
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:09:00 AM

just below 1/4 tank
mohrorless
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 6:22:12 AM

At half a tank, I start thinking about filling up, at a quarter I am near panic stage
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:08:12 PM

never any lower then 1/4
TAP56
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 2:05:08 AM


1/2 tank
Godozo
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 11:43:14 PM

Around 1/4 of a tank. Will risk it if I feel I can get away with it, but otherwise the rule is strict.
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:23:35 PM

1/4 tank in summer. Dont let it below 1/2 in the winter
k7lvo
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 2:18:11 PM

I try to keep it above 1/2, but sometimes it gets down around 1/4.
rando991
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:29:47 AM

Not Lower than 1/4
cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:43:20 AM

Between 1/4 and 1/2 I get gas.
blueliner16
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:37:53 AM

1/4
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