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Old 07-16-2016, 05:30 PM   #41
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I would add, I will still rely on my odometer until I have confidence in the fuel gauge. I also get around 8.5 to 9 miles per gallon when I am towing my Jeep. Sam
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:38 AM   #42
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Decided to push it a bit. Went 550 miles yesterday before filling up. The last 80 with the low fuel light on solid. Took 59 gallons so 15 gallons left. 9mpg towing our Jeep.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:10 PM   #43
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I am curious Dan, where was the fuel gauge pointer when you had 15 gal. of fuel left in the tank?

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Old 07-18-2016, 07:11 AM   #44
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We used our ScanGauge-D on our first long trip over the 4th of July weekend towing our 8k# tandem enclosed. We averaged about 8.3mpg (according to the unit) in the hills of Kentucky. At about 380mi on the trip, my low fuel light came on.

My ScanGauge said I'd only used 39 gal. (This seemed around consistent with what I had seen out of our Seneca in the past for indicating low fuel and still having plenty). I went ahead and drove it on up to 490 mi on the trip.

We used the genset heavily that weekend and while moving so I was a bit cautious of going much over what the scangauge said we used as I had no definitive way of 1) knowing how much the onan gulped down 2) my pre-trip fillup was at a passenger filling station and I had to turn the rig around to get the driver's tank filled; so some self-balancing occurred while I turned around. (it said 59 gal used when we finally stopped).

When it was all said and done, I filled 64 gal into the tank. For the last 50 -75 mi, the in-dash gauge was buried on E (really unnerving). I cannot explain how much I despise a gauge that's so inaccurate.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:57 AM   #45
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The inaccurate gage drives me nuts too. With everyone having the same problem I'm sure someone will eventually figure out the problem and a cure.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:21 AM   #46
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I am curious Dan, where was the fuel gauge pointer when you had 15 gal. of fuel left in the tank?

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It was buried on E. I knew I had fuel left but don't like to drive like that.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:39 PM   #47
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You sure have a lot more courage than I do. I get nervous when I see the fuel gauge drop below 1/4 tank.

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Old 07-21-2016, 10:12 PM   #48
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I was once told many many years ago that if you ran a diesel out of gas that it would damage the motor. Is that true with the modern diesel motors and with out Senecas?
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:14 PM   #49
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Sorry should have been "our Senecas"
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I don't think it will cause damage to the motor, unless they were talking about lack of fuel lubricating the delivery systems. They can be a pain to get re-primed, however. -Definitely something you would want to avoid, nonetheless.
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