Actual Tank capacity at Fill up?

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  1. BULL

    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member

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    The question is what is the most you've put in your Challenger HC at fill-up and if you recall, where was your needle when you did?

    For me, I was barely one needle width above E and it was only a 16.5gal fill up.

    I want to know two things;

    1. Where is the real bottom of the tank, such that I can intentionally run close to it for the Denver Mile.
    2. What is the actual usable capacity of the tank for the Silver State Classic
    An image of the fuel gauge at this bottom mark gets bonus points!

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  2. Cruisin1966

    Cruisin1966 Silver Member

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    I'm not about to run my tank too low and overheat the fuel pump. According to the documentation, the Challenger has a 18 US gallon tank. I noted the difference knowing my 2012 SuperBee had a 19 US gallon tank
     
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    Snappycat SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member

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    16.5 gallons for me as well on last fill-up.....so for me, 22 miles to go before empty = 2 gal.@11mph:p
     
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    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member

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    My intention isn't to run to dry, only to know where "dry" is at, accurately...

    Also, I thought I saw 18.5gals for the Challenger?

    Has anybody run out of gas? Hopefully not... but if so, what was that fill up?
     
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    I just checked my build sheet. You sir, are correct, 18.5 gallon
     

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    When you are close to "e" pack a Gerry can in the trunk and start driving,
    You will soon find the limit!
    There are variables as well,even with that knowledge!
    When the low fuel chime goes off,time to start hunting for some
    Cat food lol
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    BULL i have been right on the E line and yellow light on and it has been 17.5 for me.. so maybe once it is at E line with yellow warning light on it has another gallon left if it is an 18.5 tank?

     
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    The most I have put in was 17.4 gallons. I was sweating it to because I was stuck in traffic and going nowhere fast. Never taking a chance again.
     
  9. BULL

    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member

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    Do you recall where your needle was at?
     
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    Honestly I don't recall. I just remember the gas light being on
     
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    Just out of curiosity why are you trying to figure this out? If 8-16lbs is such a concern, have you thought about racing naked?
     
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  12. BULL

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    More for the Silver State Classic, every bit there helps, if our actual usable tank capacity is say 19.5 or even 20, it makes a difference.

    The Vipers run out at 18gals as they're crossing the finish line and that's if they only run ~160ish.
     

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