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Right, didn't use the car for the whole weekend, and the computer just gave me the warning of low fuel (last 50 miles or so) when I parked.
I went to take the car this morning and the gauge signed 0!! I know I'm getting senile, but not that much, so I gently drove to the closest garage and put in a tenner to see whether the needle would move or not (I didn't want to put a full tank cos it's not my usual brand), but even with the extra tenner in the needle didn't budge from 0! I gave it a bit of a shake around a couple of roundabouts, but nothing..
Now I'm curious to see what it's gonna be like when I go get the car after work, either I have a massive hole somewhere under my tank or the float is stuck? Will apply the full tank remedy to see what happens, but it's very weird..

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As for the "getting senile" bit, when I went to pay for the diesel I found a 10 pounds note that I didn't remember I had in the wallet.. mmmmh..
 

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:lol:

If it persists disconnect the battery for 30m or so and reconnect it.
It worked my my 159 so hopefully it will work on yours as well.
 

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forgot to update on this: after a full tank of grog the needle is working again, according to my rough pump calculations there were 4 litres left in the tank (this after 3 days and 10 quid of diesel).. uhmmmm
 

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My needle hovers around the point when the low fuel light come on, then does drop very quickly to 0 after about 30 more miles, even though I know there should be a good few litres left.
I put it to down to a safety feature, being over cautious and forcing you to get to a pump asap.
 

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My needle hovers around the point when the low fuel light come on, then does drop very quickly to 0 after about 30 more miles, even though I know there should be a good few litres left.
I put it to down to a safety feature, being over cautious and forcing you to get to a pump asap.
thought so as well, if anything to avoid sucking all the tank soot in the pump and injectors.
But in my case a drop from the "50 miles left" to zero was quite surprising.
It would be interesting to see how the mechanics of the sensor in the tank works.
 

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that's for true petrol man, diesel is way dirtier ;)

I heard about condensation too, but there are different schools of thought on the matter.
 

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Still gets mixed up and fuel pickup is at the bottom of the tank! Only issue would be ingesting stuff that floats on top if the fuel.
 
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