How far after fuel light on 3.0KZTE

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:45 am

Hi All,

I am one of the people that hates refueling (which is one of the reasons for a long range tank) so I always fill to the brim and then drive until I start to get nervous on the empty side... (good or bad is for another discussion).

But then I must admit on my 3.0kzte double cab i get nervous BEFORE the fuel warning light comes on. It seems that it come on very late and when the needle is basically only lifting. I have only seen the light once or twice so assumes its still working. No my question is how far generally can I still travel when that light comes on??

I have discussed this around hte watercooler at work and it seems to very from "you better get to the nearest fuel station" to "ag dont worry still the best part of 80-90km (I seriuosly doubt this one)...

Any insights from fellow kzte owners or sommer in general... how far will you travel with the light on? (if not kzte please state the model for interest sake)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:06 am

I wish my KZ (2000 model) had a fuel warning light :blink:

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:14 am

kenskind wrote:I wish my KZ (2000 model) had a fuel warning light :blink:
Me too
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:30 am

This is actually news to me... So when did the fuel lights come into play?. Mine is the 2005 legend 35... I assumed all had them (but then assume... Ass u me...)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:50 am

Nee wat, daai liggie gee jou baie grasie. Ek ry hom gereeld totdat ek die blou tussen die naald en die empty strepie sien - dis nou met die naald onder die strepie!
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:59 am

2002 2.7i also no fuel light, drive until bottom line, have not seen how far I can go before I run out.
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:34 pm

Ive also wondered the same on my 2005 KZ. When the light comes on i normally foll up and the most i ever put was about 66 liters but the book says a tank capacity of 75. Im asuming i can still drive out about 9 liters before i run cpmpletely dry. Can anyone comments on that?
And if u run completely dry and then fill up, is there any special procedure to follow when trying to start or crank the engine again.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:55 pm

I say 80km to be safe.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:44 pm

I Regularly test my fuel light...
Most I've driven was about 70kms with light on. But then agaiin my s/c has a larger tank - 90+liters.
If you run dry, simply push the button on the fuel filter up and down repeatedly to pump fuel back into the system. Bleeding is for Isuzus.
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Thabogrobler wrote:Nee wat, daai liggie gee jou baie grasie. Ek ry hom gereeld totdat ek die blou tussen die naald en die empty strepie sien - dis nou met die naald onder die strepie!
Blixem dit vat groot b@..s !! Ek sal teen daai tyd al n maagsweer he!
So 50 km met liggie aan is "safe"?

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Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:24 pm

Ek ry nie so nie, maar my vrou het al 100km met die liggie aan gery.

Enige standaard Hilux het nog 20 Liter in die tenk as hy presies op empty le
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:46 pm

ja dis nou nie so lekker om te loop en staan sonder petrol/diesel nie dis nou net te veel ongerief
wanneer daai liggie vir my wink soek ek maar so lank n vulstasie vir die volgende 50 KM en hou duim vas :cooldude: :cooldude:

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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:22 pm

Ja nee Jy is heel safe tot met omtrent 70km, en moet se ek het hom al gery dat hy leeg,leeg was op 90km. Toe staan hy n bietjie nadat hy gevrek het van Te min diesel, en toe start hy weer en ek ry toe nog so 2km. Myne is n 2003 model met die facelift ligte so hy kom met n fuel liggie en n buzzer as Jy ligte aan vergeet het.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:08 pm

This is actually news to me... So when did the fuel lights come into play?. Mine is the 2005 legend 35... I assumed all had them (but then assume... Ass u me...)
I think Toyota forgot about it because even my sister's 1984 1300 Corolla L (most basic model) had a fuel warning light.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:12 pm

grobbepj wrote:
Thabogrobler wrote:Nee wat, daai liggie gee jou baie grasie. Ek ry hom gereeld totdat ek die blou tussen die naald en die empty strepie sien - dis nou met die naald onder die strepie!
Blixem dit vat groot b@..s !! Ek sal teen daai tyd al n maagsweer he!
So 50 km met liggie aan is "safe"?
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Nee wat, jy moet net 1 keer die kans vat en dan weet jy mos wat is jou limiete!

Ek het wel 92 Liter in 'n 85 liter tenks gegooi,,,,
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:49 am

Wish mine had such a light
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:24 am

Gooi 20l in 'n drom, ry tot hy aan kom. Ry verder tot jy staan dan weet jy presies!
Ek self werk maar altyd op 50 km maar dan moet ek ook se ek maak as 'n reel op kwart vol.
Ry hom net voor ek hom diens heeltemal leeg om die tenk skoon te kry.....
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:27 am

Mine 2.7, if the needle touches the underside of the empty stripe, then it takes about 70l to fill which means there is still 10l in the tank which can take me 65 to 70km and 80 if I do 90km/h.

I normally start to panic when it touches the empty stripe.

If I travel long distance I always rather fill up when there is a town and it is near 1/4. I have learned over the years that the time you spend putting in fuel is not as bad as the time you spend driving 60km/h, hoping to reach the next town. :frustrated:
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pietpetoors wrote:Mine 2.7, if the needle touches the underside of the empty stripe, then it takes about 70l to fill which means there is still 10l in the tank which can take me 65 to 70km and 80 if I do 90km/h.

I normally start to panic when it touches the empty stripe.

If I travel long distance I always rather fill up when there is a town and it is near 1/4.I have learned over the years that the time you spend putting in fuel is not as bad as the time you spend driving 60km/h, hoping to reach the next town. :frustrated
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