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gas reserve on 2011hd

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by topdj, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    my gauge said i have 1/8 tank and a range of like 60 left, I filled it up and it only took 27 gallons. I'm guessing but these trucks must have a 6 or 7 gallon reserve
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Be lucky it did have gas left in the tank .
  3. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85

    My 05 does that too, when the range is at like 20MI i fill up and it only takes like 19-20 gallons, i have a 26 gallon tank
  4. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    $98.88 to top it off. I gave the girl a 100 bill, didn't think they took them but she says now they do LOL
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Gas sure is cheap in your area!
  6. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    You got that right
    Were at approx $1.18 per L or about $4.46/ gallon
    My parents are at $1.26 per L or about $4.77 per gallon

    I can't remember the last time i saw prices under $1.00 / L

    On a side note i drove almost 100km after the computer was telling me i was empty, when i did fill it it took more than the tank was suposed to hold....:jester:
  7. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    I think the computer calculates fuel left based on what it shows your mpg is. Usually it shows xx MPG and it is usually off. Better that you have more then less.
  8. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Are they putting a bigger tank in the 2011 club/crew cabs? I thought unless you had a reg cab (34 gal) you only got a 26 gal tank.
  9. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    Every configuration box (long or short) gets a 36 gallon fuel tank on the 2011.
  10. jklawn&Plow

    jklawn&Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 469

    Might be a typo some GM docs showed my 07 ext having a 34 gal but I can't seem to be able to fill that top 1/4
  11. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Even if he's using premium to fill it, thats pretty expensive gas. $3.66 is pretty high in my area...like you'll only find it in the crooked gas stations or the ones right next to the highway.

    Filled my wife's Audi with 93 for $3.59/gal last night. Filled my truck on Thursday for $3.46/gal.

    Its not the top 1/4 you can't fill, its the bottom 1/4 you're not burning.

    Gas gauges have been like this for a long time...my 2000 is like that, low fuel light comes on with about 6-8 gallons still in the tank. My old 2002 Nissan Altima used to trip the fuel light with about that muhc in its 20 gallon tank, computer would flash 0 miles to empty with about 3 gallons in the tank...I could go a good 180-200 miles in that car AFTER the low fuel light came on. I think automakers did this because too many people were running their tanks dry, overheating their fuel pumps and burning them out.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  12. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    On the pre-2011 models, It's not the cab configuration that determines the tank size, it's the bed size. Short beds got the 26 gallon, while long beds got the 34 gallon tank.
  13. MrPLow2011

    MrPLow2011 Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 276

    Here is the Dodge reasoning for the early warning lights. Probably Chevys too. If you are pulling a trailer out in the desert and the nearest gas station is 50 miles away and the light comes on and you only have 3 gallons left. You will not make it. But if you have 6-7 gallons left you can make out of desert. Thats the reason why
  14. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I believe the reserve is used to keep the fuel pump in gasoline so it doesnt overheat .