Tip & How-To about Chevrolet 1500
There’s actually a bit of a debate about this one. The old wisdom
says if your car gets down to E, the sediment in your tank will get
sucked into the system and foul your fuel injectors
Although some mechanics says thats not true. Either way, running down
to E does pose other problems. You cut the life of the fuel pump considerably, since the fuel actually cools the pump.
An interesting note: Most cars can drive another 60 miles+ after they hit Empty, automakers call this extra gas the “buffer zone”. US cars have the largest “buffer zone” of any vehicles. German drivers, for instance, like to know exactly how much gas in is the car, so their “buffer zone” between the gauge’s E and the actual empty tank is much smaller.
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