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

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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 ! :frown2: 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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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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Really? Who cares? Does it really matter? When the car gets low on gas then go swipe your card and fuel up...I don't get it....J
I care or I wouldn’t have started the thread. It matters when you’re traveling out west on a Sunday and you can’t find an open gas station. You said 20 gal but “RobP” found otherwise, 21.7 gal. You’re the guru here but please don’t be condescending. In stead of saying “Really? Who cares?” How about saying, “I stand corrected”.
 
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I apologize...That I don't know the fuel capacity of every single car that I work on...and that wasn't your question actually...How about saying I have some common sense? If the fuel light is on then I need fuel. The car has about 2 gallons when the light comes on ...Probably won't matter if it's a 20 or 22 gallon now would it? Nothing condescending...Just facts...Jason
 

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I apologize...That I don't know the fuel capacity of every single car that I work on...and that wasn't your question actually...How about saying I have some common sense? If the fuel light is on then I need fuel. The car has about 2 gallons when the light comes on ...Probably won't matter if it's a 20 or 22 gallon now would it? Nothing condescending...Just facts...Jason
We are from different experiences, I’m an ex pilot and merchant marine captain, So I’ve never relied on fuel gages, never had them on the boats I ran. I instinctively calculate my range but that’s not saying I don’t always try to keep the tank over half full. You’re in Atlanta but out west it can be 30 miles between gas stations and knowing you’re range can make the difference between making the next open station or running out of gas.
 
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