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C'mon you guys! The same questions and revelations will be posted over and over as new people arrive at different stages of Smart ownership. This is how an active car forum works. :)

When we quit getting input from our new people we are done as a viable, useful site.

If you've heard it before and want to post, fine... Give the poster some links, or pass along your special knowledge of the subject.

No Knock is the best policy for handling repeat questions. :) A2Jack.
THey why didn't you post links?


Fine Ill do it again, I just hate having 3 conversations at the same time about the same thing that has no resolution.

Smart Car of America Forums - Threads Tagged with fuel tank
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/fuel-gauge-not-working-24805/
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/gas-gauge-malfunction-12043/
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/freaky-fuel-gauge-21120/
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f2/275-miles-first-tank-4798/
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/how-big-gas-tank-redux-part-deux-16532/index2.html
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f3/gas-tank-size-test-again-awaiting-results-20221/
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/fuel-indicator-problem-23759/
Hmm
Here is an interesting one
2009 Smart Passion
08 EPA Mileages:

5-Speed Autotic Manual (City/Highway): 34/40
  • Crankcase (qt.): 3.5 incl. oil filter
  • Required Fuel: Premium Unleaded recommended
  • Coolant System (qt.): 4.5.
  • Fuel Tank: 10 gallon – 8.7 with 1.3 gal. Reserve
Yet it seems it is completly contradicted by the events in this post
http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/incredibly-accurate-smart-gas-gauge-25014/
This is embarrassing.

I ran out of gas for the first time in my life. In my smart! But I learned that the digital countdown of the last gallon is incredibly accurate.

Somehow I didn’t notice the gauge until it was reading 0.1 gallons. I immediately headed for the nearest station. The reading went to 0.0 gallons. The car sputtered to a stop about a hundred yards later.

It took 8.7 gallons to fill the tank.
 

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i fill up when convenience and my mood strikes - but i tend not to play games and see how low i can make the gauge go before i fill up. i've filled up many times when the gauge is reading between 1/4 and 1/2 tank. and i don't feel ashamed or a lesser person because of it.

the competitiveness in seeing who can get the gauge the lowest before fill up is somewhat disconcerting.

lol.
DITTO!! :D
 

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C'mon you guys! The same questions and revelations will be posted over and over as new people arrive at different stages of Smart ownership. This is how an active car forum works. :)

When we quit getting input from our new people we are done as a viable, useful site.

If you've heard it before and want to post, fine... Give the poster some links, or pass along your special knowledge of the subject.

No Knock is the best policy for handling repeat questions. :) A2Jack.
He's so right! Now why didn't I think of that?

Anyway though, this is an OLD thread so it's not like a new person is asking the question. Just a thread from last year that's been revived...
 

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Letting a diesel Smart run out of fuel

I got mine down to 0.7 once. I can't remember how much it took to fill, but I do remember that it went slightly over the 8.7 mark when I added the numbers together. :)
I did it on purpose one time. All you have to do to prime it is hold down the gas peddle while you are turning the key to start it. It takes a couple of attempts, but will start.

On the other hand, if my 08 Ram Cummins runs out, I call roadside, too complicated for me..
Debbie
 
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