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Fuel tank, reserve fuel???

My bad if this is mention somewhere....I have question , today on car computer I reach to 3 km / 1.8 mile and than will be zero km/m , but I refuel it before zero, my question how far can it go? I am totally sure that if I reach 0 km or miles that my car wont stop....so how much more I can drive with zero on my computer? How much is my reserve??
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when i drive untill computer says 0 km left, i can fill her up with 46 litres, so if our tank has the capacity of around 50 litres, as stated in the manual. Then there is still 4 litres left and it all depends on your driving style how far you will get on that last bit.
Allthough i do not recommend driving while the fuel tank is virtually empty, i think its bad for the fuel pomp (lower pressure) and all the crap in your fuel tank is being sucked in to the engine, or at least in some filter wich will get blocked after a while.
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See this link, I think there are others.
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/bugs-fa...ight=fuel+tank
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well i had 19 miles left in the tank ,& it would only take 42 ltrs of fuel.
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when i drive untill computer says 0 km left, i can fill her up with 46 litres, so if our tank has the capacity of around 50 litres, as stated in the manual. Then there is still 4 litres left and it all depends on your driving style how far you will get on that last bit.
Allthough i do not recommend driving while the fuel tank is virtually empty, i think its bad for the fuel pomp (lower pressure) and all the crap in your fuel tank is being sucked in to the engine, or at least in some filter wich will get blocked after a while.
I now for consequences during driving with slightly fuel! Want to know how many liters remaining in tank after computer show 0 km to gas station.....you said 4 liters, thank you for that information!
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ROUGHLY 4 ltrs - depends if you go into panic 'granny mode' driving as you get closer and closer to 0miles left
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I suppose one way of finding out for sure would be to run out completely and then fill to the top. At least you'd know for next time....

Got 64 litres in my 407 once when the handbook says 60ltr tank.
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well i had 19 miles left in the tank ,& it would only take 42 ltrs of fuel.
That makes sense if you are getting abuot 30 - 33 MPG
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and all the crap in your fuel tank is being sucked in to the engine, or at least in some filter wich will get blocked after a while.
thats a common myth!

the pump sucks fuel from the bottom of the tank anyway so the 'crap' would have been sucked through first! it may have been a problem on very old cars whih had metal tanks which could corrode or allow in a lot of moisture, but modern cars have plastic tanks and dont create any debris.

after changing fuel filters on several cars and splitting the filters open to see what was inside (i know im sad!) i can confirm that my cars had very little contamination (one car was a nissan primera which had done over 30,000 miles on the same filter and had run out of petrol on one occation).

although running out of diesel is a right pain in the arse because you have to bleed the system and hand pump the diesel through using the silly pump thing in the engine bay.
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Only yesterday mine went down to 0 miles on the gauge (this is not something I have done before and frankly was papping myself on the way to the garage). I then filled up to the top and squeezed 46 litres in at £50.00, (Mr Darling may as well wear a Dick Turpin outfit)!!
Therefore meaning I must have still had 4 litres in reserve!!
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Driving into the wind today on the M20, the range plummeted going from 60 miles to 0 in 26 miles, leaving me with 5 miles to travel on range 0. It still only took 46 litres, so loads left!!!
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Beware of what the manual tells you!....

I have a type R and got caught out on the motorway, the indicator reached zero and as per the manual I thought I had about 4 litres to go (just under a gallon), so I figured at 70 mph averaging 32.5 mpg I had another 25 miles to reach the services, the car did 11 miles and conked out...

The worse thing was I then walked 3 miles and back with a fiver's worth of juice in a jenny can, stuck it in the car but still it wouldn't start, I called the AA and he came with another fiver's worth - stuck it in but it still wouldn't start!!

In the end he jacked the car up at the back, probably at least a foot in the air and it eventually started to turn over.

Since then I never let the computer read less than 25 miles to go!!
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I've always been wary about letting it run down to zero, i always thought if you got to 0 then you would still have a bit left, my dads porsche got to 0 then stopped!
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