I had an old Mustang once. Late in its life the fuel gauge/sender stopped working. I used to try to judge how much gas was in the tank by mileage, or backing up and hitting the brakes to listen for the sound of the sloshing gas (yeah, not too scientific or accurate). As a cash-strapped college student, I also did not typically have enough cash to fill the tank which made the mileage tracking approach difficult. Not a problem now as my fortunes have improved.
Even with both methods, there was always some uneasiness of running out of gas. And I did, just once, but I was also very conservative on my estimates. Kind of "OK" when in a car with a 10+ gallon tank as I was in school and did not have to fill up often, plus I was usually always close to the local town.
So, yes, I question, "Why this simple thing is still such a luxury item for most of us?"
2002 V-Star 1100 Classic
Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing
National Cycle Cruiseliner Saddlebags
7" LED Headlight with 4.5" LED Driving Lights
Engine Guard with Kuryakyn Pegs
Chubby Intake with TimB's PMS Thumbscrews
Last edited by redcat; 09-24-2018 at 05:57 AM.