SOLO8thGenSi said:13.2 U.S. gallons in the 2007 Civic Si sedan.
useless trivia, but ALSO 13.2 U.S. gallons in my old 2001 Civic EX coupe (5-speed)
small world. hahah who woulda thunk it??! :thumb:
p.s.- upon re-reading the first post, i think you mean the gas tank not including the reserve... the answer to THAT question would be 1.9 U.S. gallons in the reserve (i.e.- when your gas light illuminates)
lol did you clean up the .2 gallons you dumped on the floor. heh, j/k... thats weird but ive heard it before. its called filling up the filler-neck & not JUST the gas tank itself. happens...07LX said:I have put 13.5 gallons in my 07 LX sedan standard, and that point I could tell she was running out.
Easiest way to figure you gas mileage, as I do it every time, is fill up your tank and reset your odometer, then the next time you fill up you divide the number of miles that you went by the gallons you filled up with. It's never exactly right as you can top one tank off a little more than the next, but it's probably within 0.5MPG right.csalcido said:ok, I'm still a bit confused. I just wanted to know the capacity so I could figure out my mileage. So i got 311 miles from my last fill up. (all bars full to no bars) Can someone give me a number
The "reserve" is just approximately how much gas you have left after the fuel light comes on.GlxyGry06Si said:now im confused. does the reserve kick in when your light comes on or when you dont have any bars left? i was with everyone until this post.:sadwavy:
BigT said:The "reserve" is just approximately how much gas you have left after the fuel light comes on.
As for getting more than 13.2 gallons in, fuel expands slightly as it heats up and gas tanks allow some space for this so your tank doesn't overflow after you fill it up. The fuel tanks rated capacity leaves some space at the top for expansion. The tank is shaped to create a small air pocket as you fill up. If the pump is filling particularly quickly, you are parked on a slight slope, or if you top it off it is possible to get more than the rated capacity in the tank.
As a side note, this is why it is not good to top your tank off too much. It is possible to overfill the tank to the point that a small amount of gas will leak out as it expands. This is particularly true in the summer. Gas comes out of underground tanks fairly cool. Then you start driving and heat off the road, exhaust, etc. causes the temperature of the fuel to rise substantially and it expands.