Re: Brera Fuel Gauge
The 2.2's fuel gauge is pretty accurate. You do get less miles out of the second half of the tank, but that's because it's not really half a tank; there's only about 3/8ths of a tank between the half full line and the low fuel light going on.
I agree I think it's quite possible to put a few extra litres into the filler pipes.
If you treat 1/8th full as zero, and treat somewhere between the 1/2 mark and the 5/8ths mark as half a tank, it might seem more accurate.
By the way, I got caught short of fuel in an unfamiliar area a while ago in my 2.2, and the fuel gauge read total zero by the time we got to petrol. Filled her right up to the very brim and she still only took 64 litres. That indicates that the fuel remaining when the gauge reads total zero is actually well over 6 litres.
Of course you shouldn't run it low on purpose, but if on occassion the gauge somehow gets to zero, don't panic, stop and call breakdown recovery, you've got a few more miles!
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