I know technically the tank is supposed to be 44 gallons, but how much of that is usable? I just got myself an 02 Excursion and am wondering how low I can run before filling up. Last fill up I got 37 gallons in and the gauge was halfway between empty and a quarter full.
I consider my tank empty when i get to the half way mark, this way I always have enough fuel for an emergency, it also limits the amount of air that can be leaked into the oring at the fuel mixing valve
2002 Excursion LTD(PCM:NQW5)Pheltech Tru-Cowl Induction Hood BTS transmission FASS and ITP fuel system, 38/15.5/20 Toyo's on Weld 12" wide wheels,15k warn and warn 9.5k rear 4:30s ARB air lockers front and Dana80 rear. Trail ready front bumper,Road Armor rear bumper light force driving lights, PIAA backup lights,Dakota digital gages, F5 DP tuner chip,Hypermax stage 2 injectors,4" exhaust, 11" Edge lift, King shocks, edge crossover steering, ORU ram assist steering
OneUp ladder bars,TN turbo, Dynatrac conversion kit. Alpine F1, Zapco amps. two dc1100.1, three dc1000.4, 1 dc750.2, driving seas reference series front stage and Zapco competition rear fill and 2 Jl audio 13w7 subs
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I also rarely let my tank drop much below half. I like have several hundred miles worth of fuel available for any emergency.
Plus, don't run your tank to empty. Let any modern electric fuel pump run dry, even for a few seconds can cause some pretty harsh damage.
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Seviervile TN A MAN AND HIS TRUCK, IT'S A BEATUFUL THING 01 Excursion LTD (EBM3) 7.3L, PSD, Turbo, 4X2, 177K, TTS chip (original owner) 86 Buick Grand National (original owner) 87 Buick Grand National (second owner) 12 Lincoln MKT, 3.5 twin turbo Ecoboost
The most I have ever put in was 44.013 gallons, after 774.3 miles. My best range was 832.3 miles on a single tank and it took 43.553 gallons to fill up after that. I have never run it dry but obviously I have been close. I have found that the "miles to go" calculation on the overhead display gets very iffy when down below 100 miles to go. It decreases faster than the distance traveled. I have found that when it says 100 miles, I really have less than 50 so I start looking for fuel. By the way, if anyone cares the 832 was on soy based B5 fuel.
2003 Excursion 6.0l Eddie Bauer 4x4 200k miles
Not proud of it but I have put 45 1/2 gallons in but she was really empty. Must have coasted in and filled it to the top of the tube.
2000 Excursion 4x4, X codes/F350 blocks, 285 Bfg At's load range E's, 4" turbo back MBRP, Stage 1 AFE, Gauges, Dp tuner F5 high idle/40 tow/80 tow/80 economy/120 race/140 race, Cryo'd rotors/performance friction pads. Weighing in at a portly 8500lbs with 1/2 a tank of fuel!! Built for towing
01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U code front and A code Rear.