how empty do you go? - Nissan Murano Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
#1 Old 01-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how empty do you go?

When you do normally fill up your MO at what point when the gas tank is low?

I want to get a general concenses when I should really be filling up, normally I do it around 1/2 way.
smoothrunnings is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 01-24-2013, 02:59 PM
Registered User
 
JayS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Williamsville, NY
Posts: 446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Garage
90% of my driving is in town with gas stations never more than a mile away so I try not to let it get below 1/8th of a tank and that goes for any vehicle. I'll top off regardless of fuel level if a bad storm is in the forecast.
JayS is offline  
#3 Old 01-24-2013, 03:05 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayS View Post
90% of my driving is in town with gas stations never more than a mile away so I try not to let it get below 1/8th of a tank and that goes for any vehicle. I'll top off regardless of fuel level if a bad storm is in the forecast.
Is that the line before E?
smoothrunnings is offline  
#4 Old 01-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Registered User
 
MuranoDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Garage
I usually go just under a 1/4 tank, so probably 1/8.

I average putting in about 15-16 gallons. It's supposed to be 20-21 tank...?

2007 Nissan Murano SL - Platinum
| Nav | Backup Cam | HID | Bose | Leather | Tint | K&N Filter | Custom CF Grille | 22" KMC's on Nitto's | H&R Springs |

MuranoDriver is offline  
#5 Old 01-24-2013, 03:35 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have gone as far as my Miles Til Empty display goes blank and then some. I think in the worst case with the little Gas Pump light lit, I filled to the "rim" (no, I can't see the gas in the pipe but I can hear that it's getting there) at around 19 gallons. Often it's around 17-18. That leaves what, two or three gallons in reserve? 20.5 or 21.5 gallon tank. Can't remember.
AGE
oldAGE is offline  
#6 Old 01-24-2013, 05:03 PM
Registered User
 
MuranoDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Garage
One time I had the MTE go blank and then 5 miles to a station.

I got 17.99 gallons in, 432 Miles, 24.0 MPG.

It's nice to know we still have at least 2 gallons when the MTE goes to zero.

2007 Nissan Murano SL - Platinum
| Nav | Backup Cam | HID | Bose | Leather | Tint | K&N Filter | Custom CF Grille | 22" KMC's on Nitto's | H&R Springs |

MuranoDriver is offline  
#7 Old 01-24-2013, 08:02 PM
Registered User
 
srT4URBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Its a 21.7 gallon tank. Ive filled up as much as 20.6 once when the MTE was at --- and I still drove a bit before getting to a gas station. Thought I would be stranded for sure but it still ran strong. With the cold weather in Chicago, I dont go lower than a 1/4 tank till I fill it up to full again. I did notice that my miles to empty as well as average mpg has significantly dropped since the drop in temps.
srT4URBO is offline  
#8 Old 01-24-2013, 08:05 PM
Registered User
 
srT4URBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuranoDriver View Post

It's nice to know we still have at least 2 gallons when the MTE goes to zero.
That sounds about right because I think its another 3.5 gallons to empty just as the initial light turns on.
srT4URBO is offline  
#9 Old 01-24-2013, 11:16 PM
Registered User
 
Pilgrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 4,130
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
I usually get down to 20 miles or less indicated before refilling.

A few times I've had the "miles left" display showing all asterisks. There's still a couple of gallons left at that time.

2007 Murano
2009 BMW 328xi
1983 280ZX Turbo
Pilgrim is offline  
#10 Old 01-25-2013, 12:07 AM
Registered User
 
Warhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 2,917
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I go all the way down to when the fuel light turns on. When I fill up, I usually fill up about 19 gallons +/- 0.5 gallons or so.

Have had no issues to this point. 125K miles on my MO.

After 142K miles, my MO is history. Now sporting a loaded silver 2012 Ford Edge Limited with 20" wheels.
Warhammer is offline  
#11 Old 01-25-2013, 12:09 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warhammer View Post
I go all the way down to when the fuel light turns on. When I fill up, I usually fill up about 19 gallons +/- 0.5 gallons or so.

Have had no issues to this point. 125K miles on my MO.
What year is your MO?
smoothrunnings is offline  
#12 Old 01-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Registered User
 
srT4URBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I know technology has changed a whole bunch in the recent years and I myself have went really low on gas before but going very low too often cant be healthy on the fuel pump.
srT4URBO is offline  
#13 Old 01-25-2013, 10:22 AM
Registered User
 
Warhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 2,917
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
My MO is an 04.

After 142K miles, my MO is history. Now sporting a loaded silver 2012 Ford Edge Limited with 20" wheels.
Warhammer is offline  
#14 Old 01-25-2013, 10:29 AM
Super Moderator
 
njjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 12,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
It all depends on my driving at the time. If I am driving several hundred miles on the interstate and know the gas stations are every xx miles then I will run the tank to maybe an 1/8 before refueling.

On the other hand, if I am driving around town in the winter I will top off the tank when it gets close to 1/4. If I know I am heading on a road trip I will top-off the tank if it is below 1/2.

-njjoe

2005 SL AWD, Platinum
-OEM HID conversion & HID fogs
-OEM iPod interface
-Upgraded (non-Bose) speakers - Pioneer TS-A1702C & TS-G1643R
-Muth signal mirrors
-Valley Industries hitch and wiring harness
-Aluminum fuel tank shields
njjoe is offline  
#15 Old 01-25-2013, 11:07 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Littleton, CO.
Posts: 179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
I fill between 1/2 and 1/4. You never know when an emergency will come up and you need gas.
RkyMtnHi is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On