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5+ years, 3 Volt's and 1st FMM - Rat's

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I knew it was lurking, bought our 2017 Aug 20th 2016. Have driven over 7400 miles and only have 50 miles on the ICE. VoltStats reports I'm operating my Volt at 99.3% all electric. My other two Volt's (2012 and 2013 driven over 45K miles) but they never needed a FMM. So today I get the FMM message and accept it. I have about 5 gallon's of gas in the tank. So I have one question and one observation.

Question: How much fuel will be burned off, all 5 gallons, a percentage, how much?

Observation: I know the door label shows my car was built 06/16, but since the FMM chose today to run, can I assume my car was "built" or given birth on June 22nd 2016, 365 days ago? I say that because there must be a clock/calendar built into the car and someone had to write the code to make this work and it makes sense to say "365 days from TODAY start FMM on the day the car registered fuel being added". Thoughts/comments.
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With a 2016-17 Volt its probably would be good to run the gasoline engine in Hold mode until it gets close to empty than fill her up. Should be good for the engine as well. MPG's just on gas as been well over 45 + mpg, 53 mpg on our last trip with 186 miles on just gas. The 2016-17 is very fuel efficient on gas and EPA ratings place it ahead of the Corolla, Civic, Elantra, Kia Forte, etc.

With our 2016 Volt Premier we have to make a few long distance trips to Portland Or and surrounding ares well out of our current 60 mile electric summer range, we still have an overall average of 150 mpg, with well over 18,000 miles on the odometer...
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