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#31 greedy86

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

I'll check the tank size tonight....and the range once full!


Find it strange that such and economical car needs thrashed now and again! lol

 

**Thrashed - Steadily" haha



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

I'll check the tank size tonight....and the range once full!


Find it strange that such and economical car needs thrashed now and again! lol

 

**Thrashed - Steadily" haha

 

It only needs the "thrashing" if you are not doing the miles for the engine to get warm enough for long enough to complete the cycle itself. 10 miles really isn't much, not if you are also trying to save fuel.

 

A mechanic told me once, if you have a diesel and are not doing the mileage, it has to be driven hard to stop it sooting up.

 

Even my dad who has a 25-30 mile trip each way to work can sometimes find, especially in the winter it is showing the tell-tale signs of needing a regen, so he just does the next journey in 4th and it is fine.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Mhmmm....

 

Well i suppose it's a good excuse to go for a long drive! :)

 

Well let you know of the range later tonight - once it's filled to the neck! :P



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

I would be interested in the outcome of this too.

 

I pushed my range to 1 mile left last night, was also showing empty.

 

I had done 380ish miles on the tank, reported at about 50mpg. This is about normal, but only just seen what others have been getting out of a tank to realise it may not be normal.

 

However when filling up i could only squeeze 32 litres in the tank from what I remember.

 

Is it possible that the sensor is not right in the tank? Does it just not realise that the 10 litres or so of fuel is still left in the bottom of the tank?

 

I wouldn't like to try driving to test the theory.

 

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:04 PM

I would be interested in the outcome of this too.

 

I pushed my range to 1 mile left last night, was also showing empty.

 

I had done 380ish miles on the tank, reported at about 50mpg. This is about normal, but only just seen what others have been getting out of a tank to realise it may not be normal.

 

However when filling up i could only squeeze 32 litres in the tank from what I remember.

 

Is it possible that the sensor is not right in the tank? Does it just not realise that the 10 litres or so of fuel is still left in the bottom of the tank?

 

I wouldn't like to try driving to test the theory.

 

Cheers

 

James

 

I would get it checked out if you have any warranty left. The tank is 40l and I used to get about 38.5l in if I had driven it right down to near empty.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

I'll let the garage know. Its 3 year old next month.

 

So will be getting it looked at asap, as well as the steering wheel controls looked at again.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

I would get it checked out if you have any warranty left. The tank is 40l and I used to get about 38.5l in if I had driven it right down to near empty.

 

 

So....i filled it up tonight. There was 40miles of fuel left in it....

 

It took 32.8 litres! Which (please correct me if i'm wrong) means 7.2 gallons!

 

So i did around 350miles to the tank - which means thats averaging 48.6mpg?

 

Is it definately a 40 litre tank?

 

Does this sound right??

 

Thoughts appriciated.

 

I've also reset all trip computers to see how i get on with this tank....



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:03 PM

Definitely 40l yes (42l for petrol). Sounds like something is causing the pump to cut off too soon.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:05 PM

So....i should take it to the garage?

 

It's still under warranty!

 

I'm not a big fan of those tanks tbh - funny nozzle on it



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

So....i should take it to the garage?
 
It's still under warranty!
 
I'm not a big fan of those tanks tbh - funny nozzle on it


I would yes.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

Yeah, could have some crap in their or something >.<



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

Now....silly question but....

 

What exactly should i tell them?

 

The pumps not working? The gauge isn't working....?!



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

Hi do you stop at the first click? (tank may not be full) try a reset of the MPG before you fill up I think this may alter the range ? if the on board comp; thinks you have done 55 mpg the range will more than if it thinks you have done 45 mpg.I think?.

PS Hope this is the case feel free to tell me if not.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

It varies a bit to how much it is wrong Ming for example is always under estimating mine by 3-4 mpg and if I don't stop at the first click it overflows out the top

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

Diesel will froth up more then unleaded due to its oily nature, the click is the fuel nozzle, and when the bubbles hit it. 

 

Let it settle a few seconds and add a bit more, but as mentioned, go too far and it will pee out the overflow under the car, and what is on the floor you have to pay for!!!! 

 

Some ppl put the whole nozzle RIGHT in, some only half in.. I have the nozzle half in, click add a bit more, done!! 



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