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I fueled up our CX yesterday and because the price was good I am afraid I put more in then I should have... DOH

After the fillup the car started up fine, check engine light and low fuel light were on and the bars in the gas gauge were perfectly straight lined (meaning NO fuel) in addition the miles to empty showed 11 miles. The car seemed to run ok so kept driving, magically the car started making fuel! The gauge very slowly went up. I figured I had to do a reset on the car when I got back home, but eventually it sorted itself out. Fuel tank showed full and no idiot lights.

Just for information if someone else does something like this... LOL
 
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Sounds like the fuel level floats were stuck and needed to be worked free by letting the gas slosh around in the tank a bit.

Never heard of that happening but I suppose anything is possible.
 

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Like Turbo100 does when filling the fuel tank of his car, I fill mine (Canadian 2016 GT) right to the ragged edge. I've never had a problem doing so. I do the same with my Canadian Mazda3 2.5 GT; no problems there, either.
 

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I’ll top up to the top of the filler tube too. Tank is too small. Bad enough filling up every other day.
But I’ve heard issues on other cars with issues topping up and messing up the evap canister.
 

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You have to keep in mind that the gas goes in quite cold (being stored underground) and if you live in a warm climate (I wish!) the gas may expand. So if you fill up to the top of the tube, it may start forcing its way through the seal of the cap and cause problems.
 

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I fueled up our CX yesterday and because the price was good I am afraid I put more in then I should have... DOH

After the fillup the car started up fine, check engine light and low fuel light were on and the bars in the gas gauge were perfectly straight lined (meaning NO fuel) in addition the miles to empty showed 11 miles. The car seemed to run ok so kept driving, magically the car started making fuel! The gauge very slowly went up. I figured I had to do a reset on the car when I got back home, but eventually it sorted itself out. Fuel tank showed full and no idiot lights.

Just for information if someone else does something like this... LOL
I fueled up our CX yesterday and because the price was good I am afraid I put more in then I should have... DOH

After the fillup the car started up fine, check engine light and low fuel light were on and the bars in the gas gauge were perfectly straight lined (meaning NO fuel) in addition the miles to empty showed 11 miles. The car seemed to run ok so kept driving, magically the car started making fuel! The gauge very slowly went up. I figured I had to do a reset on the car when I got back home, but eventually it sorted itself out. Fuel tank showed full and no idiot lights.

Just for information if someone else does something like this... LOL
Yes just happened to me fuel line crept up to full then stayed full for at least 65 miles. It dropped normally by end of trip but worried me. So far it’s back to normal!
 

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I fueled up our CX yesterday and because the price was good I am afraid I put more in then I should have... DOH

After the fillup the car started up fine, check engine light and low fuel light were on and the bars in the gas gauge were perfectly straight lined (meaning NO fuel) in addition the miles to empty showed 11 miles. The car seemed to run ok so kept driving, magically the car started making fuel! The gauge very slowly went up. I figured I had to do a reset on the car when I got back home, but eventually it sorted itself out. Fuel tank showed full and no idiot lights.

Just for information if someone else does something like this... LOL
BURNING FUEL TO CARRY FUEL
That is not just a saying however never the less very true . For many years now I always wait till my tank is 3/4 empty to part refill the tank.
I spend $50.oo each time to fill the tank to 3/4 full, if you do the math you will find that i am paying around $8.oo per gallon of which the GOV gets its gas tax on top of which the GOV gets the import duty
I call it a double dip.
We live in a two tear society that is to say the economy is geared to those who have big incomes while the man in the street gets the other end of the stick.
Personaly I think thay our CX3 gets exceptionaly good milage, for which i would like to take some of the credit for, as I often use the paddle shifters and ocasionally the manual stick shift .
I keep the screen in the fuel economy mode all the time.
The man who said the world was flat is correct as for every up hill the is a corresponding down hill i alway remove my foot off the gas peddal when going down hill and always preselect a lower gear before assending most hills. Our car is very quiet, so i cant tell if the engine is straining i alway keep my eye on the rev ~connter dial.
preselect is the key word here. i do not use the gas pedal to motivate the car to select gears.
I very rarely have to use the brakes because as it is all in the way i use the gear box as higher R.P.M. saves gas.
Over the years i have owned many stick shift cars i know what the gearbox is intended for.

Using the practice of "lead foot "in higher gear burns gas.
An automatic gearbox is a convienience not a nessesity .
 
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