Ruh-Roh…

Ruh-roh.  It happened today: I screwed the pooch.  Bad.

Today’s featured picture (taken 2 days ago) tells the story:  the countdown to 100,000 miles is definitely on.  But…

See that fuel gauge?  It shows half-tank, right?  Wrong!

One of the idiosyncrasies of the 4th Gen Camaro is the fuel gauge.  The tank is “V” shaped and once its passed half, the gauge plummets quickly.  As in pronto.  And for some reason – today of all days – I was oblivious of the fact

As you might have guessed it, I ran the Camaro dry today.  🙁  Oh the humanity!!  I’ve been this car’s caretaker for twenty years – this has only happened once before (right after I first bought it).  Of course, this had to happen at a very dangerous intersection and sure enough, I had a City cop come to my assistance.  I must say, he was very, very helpful and even offered to help me push the aging Camaro out of the way.

Fortunately, cousin Jim (and friend Wayne riding shotgun) came to my assistance with the proverbial plastic five gallon container of dyno-juice.  Camaro fired right up once the fuel pump primed the eight thirsty injectors back up.  Amazing!

I thanked the Officer and promptly headed to the nearest filling station (does anyone still call them that?) and topped off the tank.

And so, the countdown to 100,000k is on its way…

4 thoughts on “Ruh-Roh…

  1. tysonhugie

    So do you usually just reset the trip odo at each fill-up and go by mileage since the gauge isn’t reliable? What kind of MPGs does that thirsty beast usually get? Onward to 100k!

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    1. bowtie6 Post author

      1 – Yes, I do usually reset the trip odo. And yes, I know when it it is time to fill up, but for some reason this time it just crept up on me and bit me in the arse. No excuse!
      2 – MPG’s? Hmmm… 15-16 miles per gallon in the city cycle. Around 19 on the open road. Oh and she only likes the good stuff – anything but Premium and she detonates, and I just hate that!

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