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schoolhouseneon
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only holding 9 gallons

Post by schoolhouseneon » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:59 pm

every time i fill up my neon holds 9 gallons and it says its full yet the tank size is 12.5 when i looked it up. not sure whats going on. any info would be helpful

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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:57 pm

What year is your car?
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Post by ricker91878 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:19 pm

Take it it's a 4 door, 2 door is 11.2 gallon,although model year may make a diff., usually it has something to do with the pipe that runs into your gas tank, there is a name for it and I can't remember what it is. My work van does it every now and then, I just pull the gas nozzle out and just pump a little slower until it clicks. Try that, I took my van in and they couldn't do anything to fix it just told me to do what I just said, hope this helps, good luck.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:59 pm

My coupe holds a solid 12 gallons everytime. I've heard that the 95s had smaller tanks though?
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Post by racer12306 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:14 am

Are you filling it from dry empty or is the gauge saying you are on E and you go to the gas station and fill up and it takes 9 gallons?

If it's the latter, then that's normal.
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Post by schoolhouseneon » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:59 am

its a 97 4 door. gas gauge is saying its on E. havent run it fully dry. i had the filler neck replaced because it was rusted out and leaking
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Post by ricker91878 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:07 pm

Filler neck is what I was trying to think of, sometimes the nozzle will click off prematurely depending on the filler neck, try pumping it a little slower next time and see if it takes more.
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Post by wickedgoodneon » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:39 pm

9-10 gal fill up is pretty normal

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Post by schoolhouseneon » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:35 pm

ok i gotcha. ill have to do that when it gets down about E again
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:35 pm

It's odd, my gauge goes below E when I forget to fill up or I'm broke... Lol And then the neon's super thirsty and takes a full 12 gallons.
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Post by BaLLisTiK » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:00 pm

I've put 12 Gallons in mine too. Neons came with 11._ and 12.4 Gallon tanks.
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Post by schoolhouseneon » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:12 pm

so even if it says its on E its actually not?
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Post by wickedgoodneon » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:52 pm

I have NEVER put in any where near 12 gallons. At most 10. I always assumed the neon had a 10.5 gallon tank haha. I always full up when my fuel light comes on

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Post by racer12306 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:10 pm

schoolhouseneon wrote:so even if it says its on E its actually not?
It's only truly 'E' when it's 100% empty.

If E on the gauge mean totally empty you wouldn't make it to the station.
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Post by jamieely » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:50 pm

Is your light coming on? Even if the needle has been tampered with and not set correctly the low fuel light should still come on with somewhere around 2 gallons or less depending on tank size. When you fill up where is your needle sitting?
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