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Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on October 12, 2007, 3:00 pm

The Prius is not fragile and the risks are managable. Running out of gas
works better if you plan ahead. My fuel injectors also continue to work
inspite of running out of gas.

Bob Wilson

Posted by David Kelly on October 13, 2007, 4:07 pm
Bob & Holly Wilson wrote:

I believe the fuel pump thing in mostly urban myth.

In the early days of electric fuel pumps some manufacturers and
aftermarket installers cut corners and left the pump running all the
time the ignition is turned on. When the tank is empty this can harm the
pump. Modern systems only run the pump for a few seconds after the
ignition is turned on, then do not run the pump until one has oil
pressure or some other indication the engine is running.

Posted by Tom Ricostronza on October 6, 2007, 1:32 pm
 On Fri, 05 Oct 2007 05:39:10 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

Since people aren't God, they are always going to be ignorant and
wrong in all their opinions and actions, so you are wasting your time.
For someone like you to take delight in exposing the obvious is as
*intelligent* as someone going to the ocean and "discovering" and
"exposing" that the ocean is wet.  Yet you would be marching up and
down the shore, ranting, and actually believing that everyone looking
at you and shaking their heads is admiring you.  Ironic, stupidity.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on October 6, 2007, 2:22 pm

Well, at least you acknowledge those particular facts.

Posted by bob on October 25, 2007, 8:46 pm

your mileage can vary greatly depending on how you drove for a given tank of
gas. you won't always get the same #miles on a tank or even close.

when last bar begins to blink, you have 2 galons left. when all the lights
come on and you get an (!) signal in the dash, you have about 1/2gal left.
don't worry about the bars til the last one blinks, then you've got about
75mi to find gas.


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