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Running out of Petrol?

Hi guys

Got my new Alfa GT Lusso a couple of months ago and very pleased with it until I broke down on Friday.

The car was recovered into a dealership, who is now telling me I ran out of fuel! I have tried telling them that the gauge was still showing 1/8th of a tank still remaining and the fuel light had only come on a mile up the road. But they are sure I have just run out of petrol.

I have run the car lower than 1/8th before now and had a screen message saying "limited range" which didnt come up this time.

The only thing I can think, is that I was going down a sustained hill over about 3 miles. Would that do it, if the fuel was low?


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Re: Running out of Petrol?

That is possible. Fuel gauges tend to be a little crazy on the Alfas/Fiats

I personally never let it get below 1/4 tank.

But the down hill thing plus breaking could make the gauge show there is more petrol then you really have.
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