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How many miles to a tank of gas should i get?

I seem to have to go to reserve at 60 miles on the odometer

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  • johnnyraptor May 11, 2010

    how big of a tank and how fast are you driving?



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This could be a problem. you should be able to get about 100 or 110 miles before switching to the reserve tank, on which you should be able to get 30 or so more miles out of. you may have a dynojet kit installed for your carbs. When the dynojet kit was released for the 1994-2003 magna's, the instructions were written poorly and caused many people problems. one thing to look for if you have the carbs apart are needles that are adjustable. this definately means you have some form of aftermarket kit. (cobra/dynojet/k&n) another downfall to this kit is that they require you to drill each hole larger that are in the 4 vacuum slides which the needles reside in. some kits come with different rate springs and some don't. it is costly to replace the slides and bring it back to stock. (roughly $100/slide x 4, plus the cost of needles and main jets)
first tihings first, replace the spark plugs and go from there. email me if you need a copy of the repair manual in .PDF format. Hope this helps.

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