Is the gas tank really empty when the 'range' says you are down to zero miles?

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Asked by Feb 14, 2014 at 02:08 PM about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 350

Question type: General

I recently bout a 350 CLK and wondered about the miles to empty and the gas gauge
on my MB. On my BMW when it said I was at 'zero' miles to empty I really had about 2
gallons of gas - so I could still go about 35- 50 miles before I really ran out of gas.

Is there any gas left when the "miles to empty" says zero or is there something still in
the tank?

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I don't advise running your fuel level below a quarter of a tank. When fuel level is low condensation can build up in tank. That condensation ends up on the bottom of the tank.

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When the light shows, you still will have about 2.3 gallons left in the tank So you still can go about 40 miles depending on weather..I own a 2008 CLK Cabriolet.. Condensation is vapor which cannot go down, but rises above which can block the fuel line or in extreme cold the fuel line can freeze.

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you will be able to detect the gas remaining within MB Star DAS here is the good document with pics http://blog.mbstarshop.com/2015/02/05/how-to-activate-gas-tank-mod- with-benz-mb-star-diagnostic-system/

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