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What's the closest you've come to running out of gas?

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This morning I forgot that I was supposed to fill up before leaving the neighborhood. I got about halfway to work when I looked down and saw:

0 miles to empty

Now, I know there's slop. There's a little cushion. There's gas in the fuel lines. But I was nervous mostly because I never saw WHEN it went to "0 miles to empty". As in, how long ago was that?

Fortunately, there was a station that was mostly downhill from me. I didn't run out of gas, but it was nice to know I wasn't going to need a cellphone if things got real.

When I filled up, I put in more gas than I've ever done before: 12.12 gallons. And I stopped at the first "trip" of the pump filler (I don't "top off").

What's YOUR personal record for how much gas you've pumped in a single fill-up?

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I've gone beyond 0 once as well. I went for a drive with a group that included two heavily modified M3s, and was on a long, fast uphill mountain road. I had about 1/2 of a tank at the bottom and figured that was plenty for a 20mi or so road. I was on the throttle pretty heavily to keep them in sight, and not paying attention to my gas gauge.

When we got to the top, I looked down and my gas light was on and displaying about 5mi left in the tank. Fortunately it was downhill all the way back to the gas station.
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