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Fuel Reserve

The manual says the GT has a 20 gal fuel capacity and the reserve is 2gal.

Simple question; Is the 2gal. reserve included in the 20gal. or in addition for a total of 22gal?

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20 gallons is the the total capacity...Jason

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I guess the next question is how does the reserve work? Is it just the light coming on?

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There is a float in the tank...When it gets down low enough then it turns on the light...There is no magical reserve tank or anything...Jason

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Thanks Jason, now when someone searches “Fuel Reserve” as I tried, they will get a real answer.

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Thanks Jason, now when someone searches “Fuel Reserve” as I tried, they will get a real answer.
In the past, cars had a separate reserve tank, some even had a different fill neck for the reserve tank and a switch to activate it.
Nowadays, as Jason said, "fuel reserve" basically refers to the fuel you have left when the low fuel light comes on.
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The most important takeaway from this thread, if your GT's are anything like my GS, should get fuel no longer than 10 seconds after the light comes on. I've run both of my 4200's out of fuel before, not 5 miles after the light came on.

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The light came on just as I was leaving work today . I drove approx 25 miles with the light on, and when close to home I stopped at my usual station and pumped 21.2 gallons ( US gallons , not imperial ones ) in my tank. So guessing the tank must have a total capacity of 22 gallons.. ( that is, unless the pump is rigged and it reads just slightly more than it actually pumps in so the consumer gets ripped off and has no clue ... which would not really surprise me.. ) . And that fill up was $ 100 ! I just thought about our European members who before a fill up must first drive to a bank and rob it, then get some valium or xanax just in preparation for looking at the €€, ££, or whatnot racking up endlessly on that tab...
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my light comes on once I hit 1/4 tank!


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I did not pay attention at what point the light came on, but when I pulled into the gas station to fill it up I did notice the needle was just barely above the lowest line ..maybe half way between that and the first bar up .
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Come on, I thought ‘this was settled. How do you pump 21.2 gallons in a 20 gallon tank?

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The Maserati website says 22.7 gallons
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my light comes on at 1/4 tank also...

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The Maserati website says 22.7 gallons
Maybe a link or quote? So we can get this settled!

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To clarify, I found it in the brochure through the Maserati website. 86 liters = 21.7 gallons.

https://www.maserati.com/mediaObject...-GC_MY2018.pdf
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