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Re: How does running out of gas effect an engine?
Heck, ran out of gas yesterday....the fuel guage doensn't work, and haven't felt like pulling the cluster yet. I didn't run ALL the way out though....as soon as it started spittin and sputtering I pulled over and dropped in the five gallon can I had on the back. I guess as a "poor college student" (boy, I remember them days--lost a lot of weight in college!) you won't be using that option. Running out of fuel in a gasoline engine isn't much of a big deal, though some fuel injected engines do need primed afterwords. In a diesel though, it's a MAJOR PITA! Can't tell you how many times when I was turning wrenches for a living that I'd get a call from an operator that his truck or piece of equipment wouldn't start....I'd get there and find out that he'd run it out of fuel....out came the priming pump!