Yeah 5 litres or a gallon (4.564 litres wink ). That'll do, thanx. S'just that the needle was at the last red line, which is quite a bit away from the zero needle and the light came on.
I'm the nervous type who hates driving on a fuel light I suppose it comes from driving a Prelude for 2 years The light came on in that thing once and I managed to pull in almost immediately, only to put 49.5 litres into my 50 litre fuel tank eek! !!!! 1/2 litre is just under 3 miles driving in one of those things.
When the light comes on in my car I have about 20 liters left!
Which means I can safely do another 150km (100 miles). My advice: fill her up completely as soon as the light comes on, and see how much petrol goes in. Tank capacity minus amount equals reserve. So then you know. I always reset the trip meter when I fill up, and do about 550 to 600km on a tank.
I'm a newbies in this group. Just checking how far can you go with a full tank assuming normal mixture if urban and highway driving? The highest I ever clocked was 550km on my 1.8 16V (1996)... Is that normal?
I reckon 550km is about 340 miles. The tank is 63 litres which is about 13 gallons and my old 1.8 16v would do about 30 to the gallon from mixed driving. So in theory it looks possible to get 390miles or 627km from a tank.
Has anyone ever got this amount from a full tank?? I never went above about 330 and usually filled up at 300miles just to be safe.
Right. My fuel light had been on for about 20 miles. The needle was between zero and the last little red mark yet I only managed to put just over 47litres into the car. Now if the tank is 63litres does that mean there's 16 extra litres in the tank aswell ?
There's quite a bit of travel between the zero indicator and the place where the needle rests on the nipple. Does this gap represent part of the tank aswell or does it run out when it hits zero ?
This would certainly explain the missing 16 litres.
As previously stated, I never trust the gauges, they all read different so you're best going on mileage.
Neither would I trust the petrol pumps, or rather the filling process. You tend to get the pumps clicking off all over the place and cannot be sure how much you put in unless you use the same pump every time you fill.
Hi everyone. I'm a new member and this is my first posting.
The guy who repairs my 155 2.0 TS told me the reason the fuel light comes on ages before you need to fill up is that the 155's tank is comparatively shallow, but has a large surface area. This means that the float doesn't travel far between full and empty which means that its position isn't registered with the same degree of accuracy as in deeper/narrower tanks. This also explains why the light can come on when the car is at a tilt and then go off for another 10-15 miles. He reckons that when it lights up and then stays on permanently, you have about another 30 miles - but I've never put that fully to the test!
Mind you, I used to drive a 33 and the 155's fuel gauge (as well as the rest of its instrumentation and electrics) is positively space-age in comparison!