Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Accord (1990 - 2002)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
 
elliascool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 152
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

im my 97 accord 4dr auto ..... i would always go a few miles after the yellow gas light would go on but since i havnt drove it in a long time i forgot .... is there an exact number of miles u can go with the yellow gas light on? or the point where u cant start your car anymore ?!?!?!
elliascool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 223
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

I've driven 40miles once, but I wouldn't push it past 50. I never let my gas get below a half tank though if I can help it. The deposits at the bottom are most likely abrasive to your cars fuel system. It also would depend on how hard you are on the gas pedal. When I drove 40 miles it was on the freeway.
__________________
I own a 1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2 145k miles
quickster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 09:57 AM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
 
361 accord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: south texas
Posts: 4,064
iTrader Rating: (0)
facebook.com/361accord epictuning
Send a message via AIM to 361 accord
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

30 miles-because it will go further but then the engine shuts off when you brake there is so little gas
__________________
CG squad member #001
Quote:
Originally Posted by VashTheStampede View Post
I had a Cobb Stage 2 STi with a ProTune. 8 MPG.
EIGHT.
361 accord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 01:37 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
 
kd97accord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 294
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

last summer, when the light stayed steady on, i went just over 100kms
__________________
1997 Accord EX (CAN) 4dr
I/H/E, F1 Racing Stg 1 Clutch + 11 lb flywheel
kd97accord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 02:31 PM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wilmington,Nc
Posts: 501
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

l think car will go 45 miles but suppose to cut off 3 times before ur done. and its not a good idea at all. all the dirt and junk in bottom of tank will clog injectors or possibly worse
accordmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,790
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

I'll guess 0 miles ? I might be wrong though.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by tony_2018 View Post
I'm pretty sure they are engaged at all times.
holmesnmanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #7
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,790
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Seriously, though, I ran out of gas around 55 miles after the light came on once before but it was weird because it seemed like my clutch was going out since it only bogged when I tried to switch. It was weird.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by tony_2018 View Post
I'm pretty sure they are engaged at all times.
holmesnmanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 03:28 PM   #8
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Youngsville NC
Posts: 1,250
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

My two cents. When the light comes on, fill it up. Then since you know how much the tank holds and how much you put in, you know how much gas is left....then use your gas milage (avg per tank)...and there you go. Every fuel sender will be a little different as to when the light comes one.
__________________
66 Chevelle...89 LX auto...89 LXI 5 Speed
...95 EX auto...07 Pilot 2wd
87 LX 5 Spd (sold )...88 LXI Auto (soon to be sold)
poorman212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #9
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

DONT TRY IT. IT ISN'T GOOD FOR THE MOTOR. ONCE YOUR HAVE A QUARTER OF A TANK FILL IT UP. NO ONE SHOULD EVER DRIVE ON SUCH LOW GASOLINE. IT MESSES UP YOUR FUEL SYSTEM
JohnSFerr2387 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #10
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Isnt that what a fuel filter is for? correct me if i'm wrong.
darkninja11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #11
Honda-Tech Member
 
elliascool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 152
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkninja11 View Post
Isnt that what a fuel filter is for? correct me if i'm wrong.
yea true but over time it needs to be cleaned/replaced
elliascool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 08:02 PM   #12
Honda-Tech Member
 
nus_dogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 3,690
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Keep doing it, and you'll be buying a new fuel pump soon. Doing it yourself would be a PITA cause you'll need to drop the gas tank to get to the pump or pay a shop which will cost you a leg and a arm to get it replace. Fuel keeps the Fuel Pump cool liked stated above.

Running it til the light comes on will cause the pump to run hot which wears it out quick!
__________________
1994 Honda Accord EX - JDM H22A
- 204whp/157wtq
Quote:
Originally Posted by toycar View Post
Breaking the bank, maybe. Feeling like a boss, likely.
nus_dogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 09:05 PM   #13
Honda-Tech Member
 
elliascool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 152
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nus_dogg View Post
Keep doing it, and you'll be buying a new fuel pump soon. Doing it yourself would be a PITA cause you'll need to drop the gas tank to get to the pump or pay a shop which will cost you a leg and a arm to get it replace. Fuel keeps the Fuel Pump cool liked stated above.

Running it til the light comes on will cause the pump to run hot which wears it out quick!
ok didnt know that thanx but dropping the gas tank is easy as heck tho so ....
elliascool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 09:34 PM   #14
Honda-Tech Member
 
nus_dogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 3,690
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by elliascool View Post
ok didnt know that thanx but dropping the gas tank is easy as heck tho so ....
It's not too hard but when the welded nut that holds the two bolts for the gas tank strap turns along with the bolt when loosening it, that will tell you how hard it is when you have to drop the rear sub-frame to get the tank down. It's not easy where there's snow because those bolts underneath the car are rusted to ****.
__________________
1994 Honda Accord EX - JDM H22A
- 204whp/157wtq
Quote:
Originally Posted by toycar View Post
Breaking the bank, maybe. Feeling like a boss, likely.
nus_dogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 09:47 PM   #15
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 16
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

You can go 0 miles on an empty tank.
ddh052286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #16
Honda-Tech Member
 
elliascool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 152
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nus_dogg View Post
It's not too hard but when the welded nut that holds the two bolts for the gas tank strap turns along with the bolt when loosening it, that will tell you how hard it is when you have to drop the rear sub-frame to get the tank down. It's not easy where there's snow because those bolts underneath the car are rusted to ****.
yea rusted bolts would make it impossible ...
elliascool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 11:49 PM   #17
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How many miles can u go on empty?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nus_dogg View Post
Keep doing it, and you'll be buying a new fuel pump soon. Doing it yourself would be a PITA cause you'll need to drop the gas tank to get to the pump or pay a shop which will cost you a leg and a arm to get it replace. Fuel keeps the Fuel Pump cool liked stated above.

Running it til the light comes on will cause the pump to run hot which wears it out quick!
Drop the gas tank? O_o never took your backseat out or what lol
Broke_not_built is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
06, 2003, 2011, accord, cal, civic, element, empty, emty, gas, gass, honda, light, miles, tank

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yellow fog lights JDM EK_97 Lighting 4 05-10-2012 04:48 PM
1991 Honda Accord DX (2door 4 cyl) Problem vynum Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 4 06-06-2010 07:56 PM
Post pictures of your yellow fog lights on your ride. gsr_t12i Honda / Acura 45 04-22-2008 08:27 PM
how many miles per full tank of gas? DI9ITAL Acura Integra 20 01-25-2003 09:43 AM
Type R bra? Mires Acura Integra Type-R 14 07-03-2002 02:51 PM



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:16 AM.



2014 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details