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From the moment the light came on I managed to stagger 75 miles in the middle of the night, travelling through France. The car must have been running on vapours as it slurped down over 50 litres of diesel once I managed to find a 24hr petrol station.

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I keep a very detailed spreadsheet that works out what is left in the tank and then multiplies it by the average MPG on that tankfull and works out my remaining range and how long I've got left when the fuel light comes on. I input data everytime I fill up and so far over 46 fill ups and 23k the average is 72 miles.

Brain, going to 75 miles was indeed cutting it a little fine !!
 

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If you run out of fuel in an oil-burner, don't you have to get it repressurised or something???

Not worth the risk...

Did 20 miles on my 1.8T once, don't like sucking all the rubbish from the botttom of the tank!!
 

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I can always get about 100 yards short of the petrol station, but the other half has got quite good at pushing it now [au][}] so its not a problem ! [:D]
 

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Ive set my petrol light to tell me when i get to half full or half empty depends how you look at it. [:D]

I get about 8 miles after the light if i floor it[:'(]

It actually tells you in the manual for the car, if you can trust it.
 

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I wouldnt go any more than 30mile, at a steady pace if the light comes on, dont forget all that crap at the bottom of the tank being sucked in.[:'(]

BTW, did you know super is now cheaper than derv [:mad:]
 

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Does the fuel not get sucked from the bottom of the take all the time?

I got over 60 miles in my 130 tdi and 45 miles in my 1.8T with no probs
 

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As far as I am aware, the tanks are no longer steel, they are plastic, so unless your car is sitting for long period's of time, then for a new car you shouldn't have a load of crap in the bottom of your tank. If you are using it and filling it all the time it will be fine.

In older cars, the tanks rust from the inside and thats where all the dirt and rubbish comes from.
 

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I keep a very detailed spreadsheet that works out what is left in the tank and then multiplies it by the average MPG on that tankfull and works out my remaining range and how long I've got left when the fuel light comes on. I input data everytime I fill up and so far over 46 fill ups and 23k the average is 72 miles.

Brain, going to 75 miles was indeed cutting it a little fine !!
Typical Diesel owner, do not have anything better to do with your life ? [;)]
 

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What's all this lark about getting a life ?

I have plenty of other things to do, unlike you petrol lot who spend much much more time at the filling station.

By visiting the filling station more often you lot are also putting your health at risk by making those impulse purchases of a giant Ginsters / Chocolate / Crisps more than I do.

If you don't 'eat' I bet you still yeild and buy a lads / car mag on impulse, more wallet damage for you.

Either way, your beaten and you know it!

Feeble excuses, however witty and clever might make everyone laugh for 5 seconds but it is you, you my petrol burning bretheren that have to live with it.

This is good, we havn't had a .....

Diesel vs Petrol

row for a long time.

Bring it on...

On my way home today I overtook loads of Golfs, all were petrol powered, you lot might be able to go fast but can you afford to, that it the question?
 

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AFAIK there is about 7 litres left in the tank when the light comes on. You should be able to get at least 70 miles out of it unless you drive like you stole it. Modern diesel engines don't need to be primed when run empty, just turn the engine over til it starts.

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What's all this lark about getting a life ?

I have plenty of other things to do, unlike you petrol lot who spend much much more time at the filling station.

By visiting the filling station more often you lot are also putting your health at risk by making those impulse purchases of a giant Ginsters / Chocolate / Crisps more than I do.

If you don't 'eat' I bet you still yeild and buy a lads / car mag on impulse, more wallet damage for you.

Either way, your beaten and you know it!

Feeble excuses, however witty and clever might make everyone laugh for 5 seconds but it is you, you my petrol burning bretheren that have to live with it.

This is good, we havn't had a .....

Diesel vs Petrol

row for a long time.

Bring it on...

On my way home today I overtook loads of Golfs, all were petrol powered, you lot might be able to go fast but can you afford to, that it the question?
Was having a look at this can of worms earlier....Just wondered how long it would take for someone to open it[;)]
 
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