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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 have run to about 20 miles past "0 miles to empty" in my 2011 SES. I put 12.23 gallons in the tank then so I only had about a quart in the tank. The most I have put in my ST was 11.9 gallons so I had about 1/2 gallon left in the tank at that point.
Nice one! Were you nervous? Were you exhilerated? Did you get that Kramer-and-a-sales-guy feeling?

I think you win.
Well it happened to me again this past week. And I broke my record: it took 12.309 gallons to fill up.

FYI, I don't top off. That's simply when the nozzle tripped itself off.

The most I've seen reported is 12.5 on this thread over here...
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