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#1 EzzyRallyBoy

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

The handbook doesn't say when the petrol light comes on, is it at a 1/4 tank full left, 2 gallons, 1 gallon ??

What experiences have you all had ??

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#2 greenymk7

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:48 PM

with about 50 miles of fuel left on mine

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:04 PM

Like greenymk7 said, mine comes on at 50 miles remaining which seems to be about 1/8th of a tank, based on the dial. If you've got the warning chimes on it'll chime every time you start the car.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:13 PM

Will this be the same for a mark 4 fiesta too??

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:12 PM

Mk6 facelift comes on at 50 miles to empty

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:39 PM

Ok ta so do you get more miles from full to half way (needle on the gauge) or from half way to empty or are they about equal ?? (I know this depends on shape of tank etc, but just wondering - ta

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:38 PM

Ok ta so do you get more miles from full to half way (needle on the gauge) or from half way to empty or are they about equal ?? (I know this depends on shape of tank etc, but just wondering - ta


Mk 6.5 Petrol light comes on with 50 miles left on the range meter. If I stop and start up again and the range meter goes back above 50 the light goes off again, so it goes off the range meter not the gauge.

Seems pretty even to me, average about 50 miles per 1/8th of tank.

Only unevenness would be when you have just filled up and you have some fuel in the filler pipe, then the gauge doesn't move from full for a few miles.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:45 PM

when your low on petrol im thinking! hahaaha

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:26 PM

MK4 is about 16 miles...my MK5 was 16 so presume they are the same.

Mk7 is 50.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:20 PM

MK4 is about 16 miles...my MK5 was 16 so presume they are the same.

Mk7 is 50.

Does the Mk 4 even have one? Its never shown itself on my Fiesta and a relative ran out of fuel totally without seeing a light (admittedly that doesn't prove there wasn't a light....).

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:27 PM

Mine comes on when there's 50 miles left in the tank.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:27 AM

The handbook doesn't say when the petrol light comes on, is it at a 1/4 tank full left, 2 gallons, 1 gallon ??

What experiences have you all had ??



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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:31 AM

The handbook doesn't say when the petrol light comes on, is it at a 1/4 tank full left, 2 gallons, 1 gallon ??

What experiences have you all had ??


The petrol light and the audible alarm if set comes on when there is approx 30 miles of fuel left in the tank.

#14 MichellefromEssex

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:56 AM

I only realised the other day that there was no quarter of tank mark and that it was just the red, so your guage will read, red - half full, 3/4 full and full.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:32 PM

The handbook doesn't say when the petrol light comes on, is it at a 1/4 tank full left, 2 gallons, 1 gallon ??

What experiences have you all had ??

My car was delivered with exactly 1/4 of a tank of petrol - & the petrol warning light on! Petrol light hasn't come on since - as the tank hasn't been below 1/3rd full. Hope this is helpful!

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