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 Post subject: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:41 pm 
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I didn't know where to put this post, so if it needs to be someplace else just move it or let me know. So here is my question. I have been reading about the gas tank size on these little metro's and it looks like everyone talks about the tanks being 10.5 gallons. I think my car is 8 gallons. The most I have ever put into it has been 7.5 gallons and it read that it was on empty. I didn't want to run out of gas so I didn't push it. Is there a way to see if my tank is really 8 gallons, or that there is not something in my tank only allowing me to put in 8 gallons of gas. That would be great if I had a 10.5 gallon tank and didn't know it. I could drive forever on a tank of gas then. Did they make these cars with 8 gallon tanks? I find the specs about the cars and they all say 10.5 gallon gas tanks. :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:48 pm 
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We never had Metros but if the tank is the same as a Swift (highly likely) then it will indeed hold 10.5 gallons. The gauge reads empty when there is about 2 gallons left. You can drive them for ages on empty but it is a bit like juggling hand grenades...


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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:05 pm 
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My tank is 10.9 gallons. There is like a 2 gallon reserve for when you hit EMPTY (WTF? you got a Metro and it's empty?) LOL

Run it till is is totally out of gas and shuts down. Then fill it and you will know for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:23 pm 
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Push the mileage.
If you are that worried about it, carry a gas can with like a gallon in it and run the car till it dies. Dump in that gallon and go straight to a fuel station.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:54 pm 
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dunhamjr wrote:
Dump in that gallon and go straight to a fuel station.

Even if you were in the remotest parts of the world, that 1 gallon would get you to a station :D

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You didn't specify a year, but on my 99 and 2000, I regularly run it until the needle is below the red hash under E, all the way until the needle is pointing at the screw in the gauge face under the E.
I have never run it empty, and have never fit more than 10 gallons in.


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 7:08 am 
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We need to know what year you have, the mk1s had 8.6 or something tanks. Also, the first half of 89s were built in Japan and it's believed that they had the same 8.6 gallon tank. Could be they didn't start with the 10.6 until CAMI opened in April of 90. I've also heard people with convertibles swear they only had 8 gallon tanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
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I just got a 98 Metro, traded down from an 05 2500 silverado that get 15 mpg on a good day....

SO, it feels like my Metro has a 30 gallon tank!!!! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:17 am 
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Rusty Rod wrote:
I just got a 98 Metro, traded down from an 05 2500 silverado that get 15 mpg on a good day....

SO, it feels like my Metro has a 30 gallon tank!!!! :mrgreen:

I haven't driven my 95 Chevy 1500 4X4 in weeks since I got my Metro :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:21 am 
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Okay, I did the best I could on the tank size guessing. The guy that rides with me was nervous so I couldn't run it completely empty. But I carried a gallon of gas around for awhile. I did push it to put in 9 gallons of gas. I will have to try to do my fillup next time on the weekend when my rider is not with me. That will be great if I have the 10.5 gallon tank. I would be able to go further on my long drive back home.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas tank size.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:39 pm 
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I bought my metro a few days ago, filled it up at the closest gas station as it was reading e.

7.9 gallons.

hmm that cant be right.

*squeeze gas trigger*

*BURP*

gas on the ground.

Hmm, guess it was full.

I had read 10.5 gallons too, guess the indicator is just not very accurate. Anyway, its better to only run it down to 2 or so gallons or you will get sediment in your fuel pickups.


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