Answer: It's not - sounds like a plot to me. I think that the pump must be in error. I'd ask the outfit that sold you the gas for some money back. I've had my MDX very low on gas (warning light on then an additional 20 miles or so), yet I could only get about 17 1/2 gallons into it.How is it possible that I was able to put in 19.6 gallons of gas in my car,when capacity is 19.2
there was a thread about this topic with detailed calculation before, you might want to check it out... i've done fill-up three times so far, and i pumped about 17.5 galons into the tank when the trip computer displayed 10-20 miles till empty...oceanMDX said:When you were down near empty, how much gas were you able to put in your tank?
IMHO, I think that you are going to run out of gas. My MPG calculations are ALWAYS LOWER than the trip computer [Nav version if it makes a diff] and the DIFFERENCE IS NEVER THE SAME. I can eliminate "fill up varience" as the cause because then my manual calcs would vary from lower on some to higher on others but this is simply not the case. I don't think it wise to run the tank down to "4.5 miles" remaining [e.g. 0.25-0.33 gal] and rely on this to prevent yourself from running out of gas.weth wrote ...
I am very happy with the 4.5 mile "reserve" plus now I know there is at least another 0.5 gallon capacity reserve over manual, assuming the pump in the original post was giving an accurate reading.