I'm interested in finding this out also. For those "just in case" times. I've driven my 2015 Explorer 45 kms after 0 and made it to the pumps.
Do you know what the range miles said when the gas light came on?Apologize if this has been posted or asked before.
Have any of you run your new Ridgeline down to zero or less without running out of fuel?
I always like to take any car we get and try and push it close to running out just as a learning tool. I don't obviously do this as habit.
I was hoping to take the second tank full down to zero but it didn't quite work out. Tank number 3 ended up being filled at 7miles remaining.
Hand calculated this one and my results seem to be much better than some of you have posted. Hand calculated came in at 21.7 mpg vs 22.1 on the display. I'm pretty happy with that.
Pretty sure it was right at 40 miles.Do you know what the range miles said when the gas light came on?
I'm pretty sure mine just stayed at 0. Might be different on the newer ones.If it doesn't run out of fuel at 0 will it start showing negative numbers?
But don't count on being able to suck every last drop out of the bottom of the tank. Until someone actually runs an RL dry, we won't really know how much gas still remains, just beyond the reach of the fuel pickup.The low fuel warning light came on and then I immediately filled it. 16.25 gal to fill (capacity of 19.5). So when the light comes on you have 3.25 gal. Should be repeatable although I've only done this once so far.
The manual says 2-1/2 gallons remain when the light comes on.17 Gallons was what I ended up with for the fill up for my original post.
So in theory I should have been able to go 40 some miles beyond 0.
I had no idea the tank was listed at 19.5 gallons.
According to the copy of the 2017 RL OM that I have, it says the low fuel light comes on with about 2.5 gallons remaining.I've driven my '06 at least 15 miles past 0 range. (light was on on the way home from work and forgot to fill up on the way to work tlll I was on the free way with no access to gas till I got off at my exit)
I ran the pump till it auto stopped and estimate that was just shy of a gallon left.
Don't you take the chance of burning the fuel pump up by running the tank empty? I think the pumps are cooled by the fuel. Am I wrong?Best way is to drive it down to zero or close, fill up and see how much was left according to the amount you put in compared to tank capacity. I ran mine down to zero and still was 8 litres shy of the 73 capacity in the specs. According to that, I could have gone another 60km. I am seeing this same pattern on all the cars I own.
The fuel pump is cooled by fuel flow. I don't like to run a fuel injected engine out of gas if I can help it.Don't you take the chance of burning the fuel pump up by running the tank empty? I think the pumps are cooled by the fuel. Am I wrong?