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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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My wife recently ran out of gas in my turbo 07 FSXT. Is that harmful for the engine? Will that cause long term damage?
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Your engine will be fine....But, letting it get that low can cause your fuel pump to get warmer than normal and suck up debris. But, all and all, everything should be fine. Just don't make a habit of running out of gas.

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No issue with the fuel pump, the same debris is in the tank, full or empty!

Running lean during the run out CAN damage the cat, but unless you were running the car pretty hard at teh time its unlikely!

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My wife recently ran out of gas in my turbo 07 FSXT. Is that harmful for the engine? Will that cause long term damage?
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Thanks guys! I was a little worried, and have heard that running out of gas can damage fuel injectors in complex engines. I am glad to hear this is not the case.
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Back in '05 my brother bought an '04 STI ... had 22K on the car and 3K on a brand new engine that was done under warantee , he bought it from a friend that said he was out ripping it around one night ...it just died on him, and then he noticed it was out of gas , filled it up with gas and it ran for a short time and then started making bad noises and had no power .... Blew the engine ... From what it sounds like he was at full throttle under full boost when it ran out , causing it to lean out and cook it ....My brother got a good deal on it and it was a decent car , well , as long as you dont care about getting tickets all the time ...

If your just driving around normaly and it runs out , you will be fine ... but make sure you have gas in the car when your "getin on it "

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I remember the first and last time I ran out of gas in my first car in high school and had to call my dad at 11 p.m. to bring me a can of fuel. (no roadside assist in those days.) He put in a gallon, enough to get me to the closest station, and told me grumpily, "You know, it doesn't cost any more to fill up the top half of the tank than it does the bottom half." I've lived by that advice since ;-)
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Back in '05 my brother bought an '04 STI ... had 22K on the car and 3K on a brand new engine that was done under warantee , he bought it from a friend that said he was out ripping it around one night ...it just died on him, and then he noticed it was out of gas , filled it up with gas and it ran for a short time and then started making bad noises and had no power .... Blew the engine ... From what it sounds like he was at full throttle under full boost when it ran out , causing it to lean out and cook it ....My brother got a good deal on it and it was a decent car , well , as long as you dont care about getting tickets all the time ...

If your just driving around normaly and it runs out , you will be fine ... but make sure you have gas in the car when your "getin on it "
My wife hardly "gets on it." lol.
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My wife hardly "gets on it." lol.
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