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General Question, How Do You Know When Your Tank Is Full???


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#16 b1g_dav3

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

Thanks for the advice guys!

And I certainly feel a difference when I fill up my car, it seems like it just...goes faster or runs better (not that it runs bad anyway) when its been filled up, as odd as it sounds.

 

Probably your car being happy that you've spent money on it, it tends to work with women too, only the car is cheaper.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:26 AM

 Probably your car being happy that you've spent money on it, it tends to work with women too, only the car is cheaper.


Lmao :lol:

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the advice guys!

And I certainly feel a difference when I fill up my car, it seems like it just...goes faster or runs better (not that it runs bad anyway) when its been filled up, as odd as it sounds.

There may be actual technical reasons for this, firstly, the ECU may go into a "fuel saving" (read low power) mode when the low fuel warning light goes on  

 

Secondly, i higher fuel level may help the supply of fuel (better pressure/ fuel head/ fuel surge less liable etc)

 

Or it may just be a placibo effect

 

When i have a full tank, i can feel the extra weight slowing the car down, If you consider a full tank of fuel (Mondeo) weighs almost 50kgs (approx 8 stone- the weight of a supermodel) its not surprising

 

I watched the BTCC saloon car racing and i remember the chap talking about how much an extra 18kgs was going to slow his race car down, ("success" ballast is added to BTCC cars to slow them bown, upto 45kgs, i think)  

 

I know our cars are not race cars but the same principals apply / weight saving is also a cornerstone of hypermiling (economy modifications and techniques)



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

I really did notice the difference in my Mk1.
I could tell without looking at the fuel gauge that the tank was low as the back end felt very loose.
The car idle the road far better with a full tank.
(something akin to the old Capri handling pack- a concrete slab in the spare tyre well)

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:55 PM


(something akin to the old Capri handling pack- a concrete slab in the spare tyre well)

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:04 PM

Cheeky, I'm only 43 tomorrow.

 

 

 

(drat, did I admit that?)



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:09 PM

Happy birthday!

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:31 AM

Happy birthday!
 


Ta, feel old now.

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