Full flow until it clicks off, full flow until it clicks off again, trickle another 2 or so gallons into it. That should fill it up to its 13.5 gallon capacity.
Bad habit to get into. Potentially REALLY bad because that method tends to OVERfill it and might eventually damage the vapor recovery system.
First, the gauges are purposely very conservative.....on all cars these days; that applies to the DTE number too.
Over the last 2 years, I've had a Malibu, an Elantra, a Toyota and this Ford. ALL of the gas gauges said empty when there still was 10 to 15% left in the tank.
For a 13 gallon tank, that can be as much as TWO gallons.
On some models this is done to try and keep the owner from running it totally empty......because the fuel pump is cooled by gas in the bottom of the tank.
So what's the solution ?
Don't drive past E or zero on the DTE and you should be very safe.
And do NOT cram in gas past the second click.
If you fill at 1/4, it might only take 9 gallons; at E maybe 11 or so.
Repairs to the evap emission system can be very expensive......and the fuel pump too if you repeatedly run it dry.
Edited by Easy Rider, 30 May 2014 - 08:37 AM.