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Ok, I have read enough of these full tank rants to finally post "IMO" rant myself.

Most fuel pumps are located in the tank. These pumps are motors that get hot. The gas in the tank keeps the pump cool. If to run the tank completely empty, or really low, the pump has no liquid to cool it down, so it gets hotter than usual. This is ok if you let it cool down slowly. The main cause of fuel pump failures is putting gas in an empty car that has been running for some longer period of time. (Putting cold fuel on a hot fuel pump. Ever put hot water on a frozen glass. It breaks. )

So what the heck does this have to do with the CT200? Everything. Lexus want to trick you into thinking the car will die if you don't get gas within the next 20 miles. In reality, this makes for a longer lasting fuel pump. The last 2 gallons in the tank are going to keep the pump cool. Some people don't know that this tank is 11.9 gal. So the fuel light is normal to them.

My dad was a mechanic for 25 years. He always told me to keep my tank above 1/4 of a tank.

So unless you only fill up when your fuel pump is cool or keep at least 2 gal in the tank at all time, plan on replacing a fuel pump on you baby.

BTW. Lexus fuel pump at dealer will be somewhere around $1000. DIY for about $200.

Take care of your baby. I do.

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