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26 May 2019 09:11 #208985 by Andy2640

GeorgeC wrote: An old Aviation truth,
knowing the difference between the Usable Fuel Quantity
and the Fuel Tank Capacity ;)


You mean even though there may be some left in the tank, it wont be sucked up and fed through? Confused?

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26 May 2019 09:15 #208986 by Andy2640

stiffsteve204me wrote:

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Bill Portland wrote: The engine seems to be freeing up nicely.
I drove for 28 miles after the low fuel light came on and could still only get 33 litres in. So there's plenty left in reserve when it says its empty (unless it's not really got 40 litres capacity)



Oh, the trip computer said it had done 46.4mpg, so not quite as accurate as I'd thought, but pretty close.



Nice observations Bill. Appreciated.

I noticed that the gauge indicated low fuel at around 28-30 miles. One minute my expected milage is at these numbers, and then dissapears and goes to "low fuel" and the light comes on. So when you did another 28miles, that would technically place you at empty. My thinking is that as with "sell by dates" there is a large margin of error/safety applied. So with your figures above, I would guess that the 7 remaining litres you calculated would be the "margin of error". So in theory the car probably has another 40 to 60 miles remaining, even after your 28 miles driven from the point of "low fuel" light. (depending on your MPG)??? Seems like a rather large margin though doesnt it??

New thread.... who's gonna test this theory with a jerry can and run there motor to "no fuel"??? Count me out ;-)

Im open to corrections ;-)



I don't think that you are far out, Andy.

I had Low Fuel warning light on, zero Range showing, and could only get around 30 Ltr. in. That was a "to the neck" fill, so I would guess there would have been 8-10 litres left.


No, I am not going to put it to the test. :laugh:



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That interesting Steve, does yours actually show 0 miles on the LCD? Mine dissapears after an indicated 28-30 miles. Thanks.

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26 May 2019 09:19 - 26 May 2019 09:21 #208987 by stiffsteve204me

Andy2640 wrote:

stiffsteve204me wrote:

Andy2640 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote: The engine seems to be freeing up nicely.
I drove for 28 miles after the low fuel light came on and could still only get 33 litres in. So there's plenty left in reserve when it says its empty (unless it's not really got 40 litres capacity)



Oh, the trip computer said it had done 46.4mpg, so not quite as accurate as I'd thought, but pretty close.



Nice observations Bill. Appreciated.

I noticed that the gauge indicated low fuel at around 28-30 miles. One minute my expected milage is at these numbers, and then dissapears and goes to "low fuel" and the light comes on. So when you did another 28miles, that would technically place you at empty. My thinking is that as with "sell by dates" there is a large margin of error/safety applied. So with your figures above, I would guess that the 7 remaining litres you calculated would be the "margin of error". So in theory the car probably has another 40 to 60 miles remaining, even after your 28 miles driven from the point of "low fuel" light. (depending on your MPG)??? Seems like a rather large margin though doesnt it??

New thread.... who's gonna test this theory with a jerry can and run there motor to "no fuel"??? Count me out ;-)

Im open to corrections ;-)



I don't think that you are far out, Andy.

I had Low Fuel warning light on, zero Range showing, and could only get around 30 Ltr. in. That was a "to the neck" fill, so I would guess there would have been 8-10 litres left.


No, I am not going to put it to the test. :laugh:



Steve.


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That interesting Steve, does yours actually show 0 miles on the LCD? Mine dissapears after an indicated 28-30 miles. Thanks.



Not zero, Andy, but a line of dashes are displayed for range remaining.






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26 May 2019 09:54 #208991 by Lambert
I know it's a gen3 but I was still mobile when I put 38.4 litre into Dreadnaught on the North Coast of Scotland. Wouldn't have made it to the next petrol station but still running clean not stuttering or anything.

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26 May 2019 09:54 #208992 by mlines

Andy2640 wrote:

GeorgeC wrote: An old Aviation truth,
knowing the difference between the Usable Fuel Quantity
and the Fuel Tank Capacity ;)


You mean even though there may be some left in the tank, it wont be sucked up and fed through? Confused?

Yes, same in the boating world, useable fuel quantity is king not absolute capacity.

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26 May 2019 10:46 #208998 by Bill Portland
I wasn't sure about this at first, but it's growing on me

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26 May 2019 10:48 #208999 by Andy2640

Bill Portland wrote: I wasn't sure about this at first, but it's growing on me



Oh ... thats well nice Bill.

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26 May 2019 11:07 #209000 by Bill Portland

Bill Portland wrote: I wasn't sure about this at first, but it's growing on me

Oops, sorry gadget, I don't know how this ended up on your thread - operator error
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