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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #18
BoxsterBob - San Carlos
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As I read through these posts, my first impression was also a faulty gauge reporting 1/4 tank when you're actually empty, however, the one time I ran out of gas in the Boxster (momentary stupidity on my part), it scared the crap out of me. The engine started to studder horribly, then the CEL light started FLASHING. I thought I was experiencing the dreaded IMS failure. I pulled over and realized I was out of gas. I was able to walk home, grab the can and add enough gas to get me to the station. When your car quits, do you get any CEL on the dash?

I can't imagine running out of gas without the computer logging some nasty code(s).
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