Running Your Car Low On Gas Might Not Be The Best Thing

  07/05/2017


We’ve all done it. See how far you can push your gas gauge needle until you’re stranded on the side of the road. But YouTuber speedkar99 shows you why that may not be the best thing for your ride.

Your car’s fuel pump sends gas from the tank up to the engine. It’s essential if you want your car to run. And when you let your car run on low fuel, it puts stress on the strainer, fuel filter and electric motor. The motor is actually cooled off by the fuel and when you run on low fuel, that means air is doing the cooling instead of gas. Air doesn’t get the job done quite as well though, which means the motor may overheat, melt the parts and basically leave you stranded anyways. You can watch the whole video and find out the whole process on PowerNationTV.com.

This week on PowerNation Katie features a very unusual take on a Bronco build with painter-builder Chris Ryan from Ryan’s Rod & Kustom. And yes this is a 1977 Bronco coming out of his shop! Chris will talk about the “out of the box” build he did for owner Darren Patton that transformed the Bronco into a roadster powered by a 5 liter Coyote engine with suicide doors, no windows or side frames and capped windows. And of course we’ll talk about the paint with the master with his custom PPG color called “Go Man Go”.

The interior is killer by Hot Rod Interiors and it rolls on 35” BFG KO-2 tires and custom Curtis Speed 17” wheels that mimic the original 15” style hubcaps. Plus we’ve got some real world tech from our shops this week on PowerNation. For more check out www.ryansrodandkustom.com
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