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Where is the sensor that measures gas in the tank?

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Mostly all fuel sending units are in fuel tank!

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I'm not sure what you mean by you mixed gas, does that mean you switched to a different station or octane level? Does the gas gauge still work fine? As long as it works fine you could keep driving for a few more tanks to see if the problem goes away. If you overfill or run the tank too low it can cause issues with the fuel sender.

When the pump clicks off, you're done filling. Though at 175K miles the fuel sender could just have gone bad. If you start to see symptoms then take it into the shop definitely. About the only thing you could do prior to that is if you're comfortable you could use a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) and measure the sensor readings at the tank (at the electrical connections).

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Your fuel sending unit in the fuel tank seems to be bad. You need to have it checked out if you are that concerned.
Driving that car on 1/8 th of a fuel tank is not wise. For one,the fuel pump is in the fuel tank and driving with such low fuel can overheat the fuel pump and cause it to sieze up. The reason manufactures starting putting fuel pumps in the tank, s to keep the pump cooler. So more fuel you have in the tank the cooler it will be.
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