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Hello all...I'm trying to get some feedback concerning the "miles to empty" feature on my dash digital display. There have been times that I've driven the gas tank almost empty.... times I've gotten down to the point where the digital display says "3 miles to empty" even sometimes I've gotten down to "0 miles to empty". I don't drive on an empty tank..but when I put gas in..there have been times I've put just 5 dollars in (being broke sucks)...when I put any amount under ten dollars...my digital display will still read "3 miles to empty" or "0 miles to empty" depending on what it read before I put the five or so dollars in. My question is this...is there something wrong with a sensor or whatever guages that...or does it take atleast ten dollars worth of gas to budge the thing???

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You might want to download your owners manual if you don't own it already.: http://www.motorcraftservice.com/?link=002...1/04tauog3e.pdf

From the manual section on the distance to empty:
Quote:
Selecting this function from the
INFO menu estimates approximately
how far you can drive with the fuel
remaining in your tank under
normal driving conditions.
Remember to turn the ignition OFF
when refueling to allow this feature to correctly detect the added fuel.
The DTE function will display LOW FUEL LEVEL and sound a tone for
one second when you have approximately 80 km (50 miles) to empty. If
you RESET this warning message, this display and tone will return
within 10 minutes.
DTE is calculated using a running average fuel economy, which is based
on your recent driving history of 800 km (500 miles). This value is not
the same as the average fuel economy display. The running average fuel
economy is reinitialized to a factory default value if the battery is
disconnected.[/b]

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its takes at least 10 to make it reset cause 5 does the same for me
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