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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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ricker2332
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:35:52 PM

Around 1/4 tank.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:35:08 PM

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

Most times before a half tank..
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momstaxivan
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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.
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Yvon2014
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:30:38 AM

+/-1/4 tank
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:24:10 AM

1/4 tank
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juniperus98
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 7:44:51 PM

3/8
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 5:19:57 PM

1/4 tank.
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litesong
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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.


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

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

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

quarter tank
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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.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 12:33:48 PM

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

Just below 1/2
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catladyNM
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 6:58:45 PM

About a 1/4 of a tank
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 5:38:45 AM

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

1/4
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:34:43 AM

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

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

1/4 tank
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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.
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:34:33 AM

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

1/4
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NickoliMB
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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.
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:49:11 PM

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

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

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

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

Quarter tank.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:15:45 AM

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

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

1/4 tank
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 5:29:46 AM

1/4 tank
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PossibleTheory
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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.
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GasMiser718
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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.
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minookaband
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:09:00 AM

just below 1/4 tank
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mohrorless
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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
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:08:12 PM

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


1/2 tank
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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.
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GasMiser718
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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
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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.
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rando991
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:29:47 AM

Not Lower than 1/4
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cv
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:43:20 AM

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

1/4
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:30:03 AM

About 1/4 tank
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 6:00:17 AM

about 1/2. If it hits a 14/ I start panicking....
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rando991
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:29:16 AM

1/2 but no lower than 1/4
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:54:47 PM

1/4
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:17:27 PM

1/4
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