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Old 09-29-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Went to the regional autocross yesterday with a fairly light fuel load. We got five runs, and the fuel light started showing after the second run. I'm happy to report that even with the cornering it never cut out. Anyway, I then proceeded to drive all the way home with the fuel light showing and the needle finally coming to rest on the peg. I think it's just over 50 miles or so from the site back to town where I refilled. She took 15.9 gallons, filled all the way up the neck. Next time I won't be such a cheap bastard and go ahead and stop on the turnpike for fuel. It's just a few cents more, but in that case would probably have been worth it.

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Old 09-29-2003, 07:54 PM   #2
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DAMN!

I get nervous if I drive more than 260 miles on 1 tank. It freaks me out. I got 270 once, but I have never pushed the whole tank before.

Good thing you made it all the way home.
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Old 09-29-2003, 08:13 PM   #3
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I got about 300 miles my last tank (298.5 to be precise) and still had a bit left in the tank. Almost all of them were highway miles, but still...
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:10 PM   #4
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are you guys serious? i get 320 and still have a couple gallons left in the tank. one tank does me good for a week of daily driving to and from school, which is about 60 miles total.
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:19 PM   #5
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It was actually 339.7 miles, and honestly was a pretty crappy tank, economy-wise. (Just over 21.36 mpg.) I normally get 22-23 mpg. My commute is mostly highway. With mostly highway driving, if you can get 25 mpg, you should get better than 360 miles out of a tank. I normally start thinking about a refill at the 300 mile mark.
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:55 PM   #6
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are you guys serious? i get 320 and still have a couple gallons left in the tank.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Of course, I've got the 2.2L...

For those of you that like to push your tank, remember that your fuel pump is cooled by the fuel running through it. A dry pump will overheat pretty quickly. Nothing you should worry about, richeich, but I'm sure there are some habitual offenders out there. The legacy probably has a fuel pump cutoff at some point, but they are often setup so that they don't actually prevent damage.
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Old 09-29-2003, 10:15 PM   #7
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on the regular i get 330 I push it to the very limit every single time, Im suprised my low fuel light hasnt burnt out
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Old 09-29-2003, 10:44 PM   #8
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hahhahahaha
i am lucking to get 200.
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Old 09-29-2003, 11:27 PM   #9
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How big are the wagon tanks? I feel like I'm always pushing my car to the limit, since I thought the manual said 14.5 gallons, but my gas gauge doesn't seem to indicate it, hitting the E line when it needs about 13 gallons.

If I can go a bit farther, I'd love to know. Also, my indicator light doesn't seem to correspond to where the gauge indicates, as sometimes it comes on at 1/8th of a tank, sometimes not until the needle is almost below E.............
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Old 09-30-2003, 04:09 AM   #10
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i am lucking to get 200.
I've never gotten more than 250
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:04 AM   #11
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My manual says 15.9 gallon fuel capacity. It doesn't differentiate between wagon or sedan, so I always thought they were the same.
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Old 09-30-2003, 12:43 PM   #12
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My fuel light comes on near the end and then goes off...then when it comes on and stays on is when I get gas. When I'm really broke.
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Old 09-30-2003, 12:58 PM   #13
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I've never gotten more than 250
I'm in the same boat. I recently went on a trip and got about 260.

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Old 09-30-2003, 01:07 PM   #14
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Remember that the gas light comes on with about 2 or 2.5Gl left, so it's really conservative. I usually get about 350+ on my 2.2L with mostly HW.

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Old 09-30-2003, 01:09 PM   #15
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i usually get around 260ish, sometimes if im lucky 270 before the fuel light comes on. anyone know how much is left in the tank when the light comes on?

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Old 09-30-2003, 01:10 PM   #16
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Talking there's your answer.

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Old 09-30-2003, 01:13 PM   #17
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Oh yeah, for those who complain of bad MPG, when's the last time you changed your fuel filter?

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Old 09-30-2003, 01:15 PM   #18
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Oh yeah, for those who complain of bad MPG, when's the last time you changed your fuel filter?

//M
Just before I went on my trip. 1500 miles ago.

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Old 09-30-2003, 01:19 PM   #19
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I am wondering about the oxygen sensors. There's two of them and mine both say Bosch on them. Do Subies come with Bosch O2 sensors or should I assume that the previous owner actually put in new ones? Because as far as other maintenance, he didn't do much. Also can anyone find O2 sensors for cheaper than 60 bucks a piece? If so where?
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Old 09-30-2003, 01:24 PM   #20
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i get 320 and still have a couple gallons left in the tank.
I get about that when I drive nicely. But, alas, I have bad tendencies to apply copious amounts of throttle when getting onto the highways.

Cruising at ~3500 rpm also kills mileage. So I'm usually at about 300 miles per tank, but I rarely put more than 13.5 gallons in when I do fill up.

I'd bet that if I were very gentle with the throttle, and drove under 70mph on the highway, I could get 350 miles out of a tank.

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Old 09-30-2003, 11:22 PM   #21
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Ah, a chance to brag about my 400 highway miles on one tank. It was on the way home from Alabama; had to stop just over the southern border of Indiana in Kentucky, but the tank lasted all the way to Highland, IN. The wife begged me to drive around a little bit to get to 400 before pulling in to fill up to head home to Illinois. To my surprise, I didn't even get all 15.9 gallons in before the pump turned off. There was probably another 20-40 miles worth left in there. I'm fairly certain that I'll not be able to top that since it was 99.99999% highway miles. Hopefully, I can get some vacation time to try again in the near future.

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Old 10-01-2003, 04:43 PM   #22
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Actually, I'm getting about 25 mpg in mixed city/hwy driving, and about 30mpg almost all hwy. I got 312.8 miles on my last tank, and it oly took 12.29 gal. to fill it up. I think I have a smaller tank than the newer legacies. I was below the E on the gauge, but no light had come on when I last filled up. I looked through my owner's manual and couldn't find anything actually saying how many gallons my tank can hold.
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Old 10-01-2003, 06:19 PM   #23
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Good god.. I have actually TRIED to get horribly gas mileage before on my '98 GT, but could just BARELY break 20mpg ONCE! Most of the time, high throttle, mountainous driving, engine braking, and WOT, I averaged 21-22MPG! The worst was 19.46! At 15.9 gallons, that's over 300 miles right there. How does one get less than 300 a tank?

Or are you calculating the actual miles between fill ups, not the fuel economy you are getting? Which is all relative to how conservative you are then.

Of course, my very best so far is 26.82. But that's because I can't cruise below 70 on the interstate.

edit: I'd like to add that after 8,174 miles, my average MPG is 22.10, with a $/mi of $0.065. Avergae cost to fill up: $18.35 with average $/gal of $1.49.

This is starting in June, going through today.

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