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    I have the habit of running on low gas, that is, nag-red light na ang gauge ko. I run for as long as around 10 km before my next gas fill. But I never had an occasion na naubusan talaga ako ng gas. Is there any adverse effect on this on the engine?

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    If the car is old, it will pick up the sediments and grime at the bottom of the tank...

    Or if you push your luck and the car stalls...

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    You might run out of gas like what happened to me in the Jimny (buti na lang in front of Petron Visayas Avenue).

    Or your engine will suck in the dirt at the bottom of the fuel tank. Just hope you have a good fuel filter. But even that can get clogged prematurely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTEP View Post
    You might run out of gas like what happened to me in the Jimny (buti na lang in front of Petron Visayas Avenue).

    Or your engine will suck in the dirt at the bottom of the fuel tank. Just hope you have a good fuel filter. But even that can get clogged prematurely.
    Thanks. What how many liters ba ang reserve sa gas tank, after mag-red light na sya?

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    Depends on the vehicle. See the owner's manual. On the Patrol (with a 95l fuel tank), it usually equates to around 10L. On smaller cars, a 5L reserve is the norm but better to countercheck with your manual first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTEP View Post
    Depends on the vehicle. See the owner's manual. On the Patrol (with a 95l fuel tank), it usually equates to around 10L. On smaller cars, a 5L reserve is the norm but better to countercheck with your manual first.
    Mine is an Innova gas. The manual says its 55 fuel tank, so ilan kaya dun and reserve after mag-red na fuel gauge?

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    mga 5-10 liters yan, IMO gagamitin mo rin naman might as well sanayin na sa 1/4, 1/2 or even full tank palagi para iwas latak.
    Last edited by XTO; January 1st, 2009 at 11:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyallanlatras View Post
    Mine is an Innova gas. The manual says its 55 fuel tank, so ilan kaya dun and reserve after mag-red na fuel gauge?

    This is my reply in the Innova thread:

    Around 10 liters. Malayo pa ang mararating mo bago mag-totally empty. Theoretically, if your FC is 10 kpl, you could still travel for about 100 kilometers.

    Please check my experience here.


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    Hindi naman gumagalaw ang "sucking end" ng fuel system, eh. Kahit full tank pa iyan, sa bandang ilalim pa rin naman ng fuel tank sumisipsip ng fuel. So, kahit full or almost empty tank, there is almost no difference in the amount of dirt being sucked in. Unless of course, you always fill it up with dirty fuel which adds a SIGNIFICANT amount of dirt on every fill up.

    I say it's okay. Besides, hindi naman sagad sa ilalim ng tank yung hose na panipsip, may allowance pa rin naman iyan para sa sludge build-up.

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    another thing kapag palaging tuyo ang inner wall ng tangke natin mas prone ito sa moisture build up lalo't malamig panahon. again kung pwedeng palaging may laman why not para iwas impurities.

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Always Running on Low Gas, what are its damaging effects?