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How Many Miles Are Left When A 2003 Ford Fiesta Lx 1.4L Tdci Fuel Light Comes On?.


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#1 Benjam1n

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

Hi there,

I have just purchased a 2003 ford fiesta 1.4 tdci, and I was just wondering whether anyone knew how many miles or how much diesel you have left when the fuel light comes on?

Hope you can help me out, and thanks very much in advance!

Ben.

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#2 David Cummings

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

firstly you should never let any car get down to the red, it pulls all of the dirt out of the fuel tank and causes issues (i know this from experience cost me £900 to sort out), but hasving said tthat i got 25miles out of a 1.6 that got to red before it cut out!

#3 iNath

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

A rough rule of thumb is 1 gallon - so around 50miles.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

A rough rule of thumb is 1 gallon - so around 50miles.


+1, it should tell you in the handbook, done 54 miles with the fuel light on, in my Mondeo before i filled up,

#5 stef123

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

firstly you should never let any car get down to the red, it pulls all of the dirt out of the fuel tank and causes issues (i know this from experience cost me £900 to sort out), but hasving said tthat i got 25miles out of a 1.6 that got to red before it cut out!


umm, no thats the job of a fuel filter - to remove dirt. also you will find the pump draws from the bottom of the tank. this one is a myth.

running a diesel out of fuel though is bad news, you need to bleed the air out the system. some new cars will do it automatically i believe. doing it on a petrol is no big deal, you just fill the tank again! on a diesel you risk running the high pressure pump dry - mega expensive


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