I've never gotten more than 17.Tried to do a quick search here, but can't find the answer. I read everywhere in specifications that it's 21.5 gallons. For some reason I can never fill more than 17.5 gallons in my tank. I drove till almost completely empty, when I had 1.5 miles showed left, and the fill up was 17.6 gallons till full. I usually don't drive till fully empty, always filling up when I have a quarter of tank (or about it) left, and then I can only fill 15 something gallons. Is the actual tank size in JL less than 21.5 gallons, or is my fuel sensor so much off?
The problem with the gas soaked rag is that if the fumes allow it to run there is absolutely no way to limit the RPMs the engine may go to. Not a good plan on a direct injected diesel.When my Cummins Rams said I had 7 miles left, I’d best not try for 9.
They weren’t fooling, now.
It’s a bitch to restart an out-of-fuel diesel. At least a Cummins turbo-diesel.
I know a way, but it’s nearly as likely to get you killed as start the truck.
It involves gasoline-soaked clothing, and the turbo intake.
You don’t want to know more.
Just came to say that I love analogies, and this is one of the best I've read! LMAOThis doesn’t make sense. You’ll visit the fuel pump about twice as often as if you just filled up near empty. Extra trips to the pump waste fuel... even if it’s a minute amount, just the amount it takes to pull into and out of the station, it’s still a waste.
It would be like having to pee, walking to the bathroom, peeing half of it out, pinching it off, walking back to the party, then 15 minutes later walking to the bathroom again and peeing the rest out. Or you could just drain it all at once and make one fewer trip.
I remember my father telling me a story that it was recommended to carry a towel and a bottle of water when crossing Death Valley in the summer. Due to the fact that the temperature could be 130˚+ and the reflected heat from the highway would be closer to 170˚-180˚, the fuel passing through a fuel pump could atomize and starve the fuel pump. Cooling down the fuel pump and the fuel lines from the tank could get you running again. I would hate to have to lay down in those conditions to resolve the situation, but sitting in a car in those conditions for any length of time would be worse.I don't know about Jeeps. But with many vehicles, the gas pump is located in the gas tank. Being covered by gas keeps the pump cool. When the gas level gets too low, the pump can overheat and get damaged. I have seen cases where the owner had to replace the gas pump because of this.
Secondly, there tends to be sediment in the bottom of the gas tank. When the gas gets low, some of that sediment gets pulled up along with the gas.
Both situations will result in poor vehicle performance.