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16th May 2019 04:00
cdbell My sedan officially has a 50L tank. With the orange light on, the most I've ever been able to squeeze in is 42L ...that was after a 600Km trip from Sydney to Albury; gently nursing the accelerator and turning off the a/c for the last 50Km.
12th January 2019 09:33
stomper 41-42 litres when refill warning sounds about right. It's a bit different to other cars I've had in the past but I guess you just get used to it and fill up at the appropriate time.

Mine is a euro6 car so no range roulette for me 😂
20th August 2018 12:12
r1skbreak3r I don't think about filling up till I've hit 0 range, as it seems to have loads left. I probably do 10-30 miles more and can only put in 42-45l at fill up. That's with the 2.2 idtec.
17th August 2018 15:29
doofus4000 I have tested this with my 2.2 and it sounds like your 1.6 tank is the same as mine.

From empty to full (up to the filler cap) it is as near as makes no difference 12 gallons.
31st March 2018 23:44
Red Dwarf The only time I drove until fuel light came on I managed to put 42.17 litres in to first click. So still 1.5 gallons left = 100 miles. And I was getting nervous.


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31st March 2018 08:09
markin91 9 gen civic 1.8 petrol. No turtle sign, just the fuel low indicator comes up as soon as I reach I think 50km to empty. No affect on power, just drives normally. After reaching 0 km to empty I still did around 30 km-s.
30th March 2018 21:40
nturnb
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Originally Posted by veehexx View Post
i got interested in the weight of fuel as i know a few people here use weight as the reason for half fill; petrol (according to wiki) is around 0.75kg/litre. so 20l is 15kg.
diesel is 0.832kg/litre (wiki).

less weight than i thought tbh.
I don't think weight makes that much difference over a short period of time but I reckon that over a year if you're carrying excess it will have a cost associated.
Strange how Diesel weighs more than petrol as they are both liquid but if you look at your V5 if you have a Diesel the fuel type is described as Heavy Oil.
30th March 2018 20:31
veehexx
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Originally Posted by nturnb View Post
I never fill my tank to the brim unless I'm going a journey that'll use it. Don't see the point in carrying that extra weight about... I put about 25 on a Monday and that covers my weekly 300 miles of commuting and some running about the doors at night. Compared to the 2.2 8G I had, I was about 40+ for the week doing the same mileage.
i got interested in the weight of fuel as i know a few people here use weight as the reason for half fill; petrol (according to wiki) is around 0.75kg/litre. so 20l is 15kg.
diesel is 0.832kg/litre (wiki).

less weight than i thought tbh.
30th March 2018 14:20
pjg50 The most I ever put in my 9g over 60k miles was 40.6 litres. I generally filled up when the light came on.
29th March 2018 20:26
Steve_m
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Originally Posted by nturnb View Post
Mine is the 2015 facelift but is Euro5 and has the primer in the footwell so you're saying it doesn't go into Limp Mode at zero?
Correct, no tortoise mode on Euro 5 with fuel primer. It can runout of fuel and be recovered by adding fuel and priming.

Euro 6 - No fuel primer -tortoise mode will bring engine to a forced stop following reduced throttle after 0 miles and following addition of about 7 to 10 litres of fuel engine can be restarted without any need to prime.
29th March 2018 20:07
nturnb
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Originally Posted by Steve_m View Post
Only Euro 6 1.6D (without fuel primer in passenger footwell) have tortoise mode - reduced revs at zero miles through to forced engine stop following further driving.
Mine is the 2015 facelift but is Euro5 and has the primer in the footwell so you're saying it doesn't go into Limp Mode at zero?
29th March 2018 20:03
Steve_m
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Originally Posted by nturnb View Post
I'd be interested to know this too... Apparently I'm sure I've read on here at 0 it goes to limp mode and haven't tested it to see if true. Mine is the 1.6 Derv.

Only Euro 6 1.6D (without fuel primer in passenger footwell) have tortoise mode - reduced revs at zero miles through to forced engine stop following further driving.
29th March 2018 14:26
iceman1234 True, I've watched it as well, but that was an old accord, here the question is for 9gen Civic.
29th March 2018 13:52
ZGMF1017 I think Car Throttle bought an old Accord and ran it on the warning light to see how far they could get. I think they got something close to an additional 90 miles out of the car on the warning light so rest assured, you'll have plenty of fuel spare!
29th March 2018 12:21
nturnb
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Originally Posted by iceman1234 View Post
Is that on a 9th Gen?
Which engine?
Did you get the turtle sign on the dashboard and going into limp mode?

Thanks
Ross
I'd be interested to know this too... Apparently I'm sure I've read on here at 0 it goes to limp mode and haven't tested it to see if true. Mine is the 1.6 Derv.
29th March 2018 12:03
iceman1234
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Originally Posted by markin91 View Post
A week ago driving home km-s to empty showed 0. from that point I did around 30km-s, but was starting to get scared, and pulled of to a gas station. 30km certified from 0, but I think it can do 50.
Is that on a 9th Gen?
Which engine?
Did you get the turtle sign on the dashboard and going into limp mode?

Thanks
Ross
29th March 2018 11:44
markin91 A week ago driving home km-s to empty showed 0. from that point I did around 30km-s, but was starting to get scared, and pulled of to a gas station. 30km certified from 0, but I think it can do 50.
29th March 2018 10:32
iceman1234 I can't do it any other way - 500miles are only to and from work per week and then when we put the weekend journeys sometimes 1 tank is not enough - hence the thread ...

I'm not complaining though, with the 8gen 2.2 only the commuting miles were draining the tank (46-47L), now the same distance is covered with 36-37L (considering that the weather is still cold and this number will go down with the temp going up) ..
29th March 2018 10:07
nturnb I never fill my tank to the brim unless I'm going a journey that'll use it. Don't see the point in carrying that extra weight about... I put about 25 on a Monday and that covers my weekly 300 miles of commuting and some running about the doors at night. Compared to the 2.2 8G I had, I was about 40+ for the week doing the same mileage.
29th March 2018 09:35
iceman1234 Thanks for this update, I've done it with my old Derv (2.2 8gen) - not sure how much more but let's say 20-30 miles, and I've put 48 after that in it.

On this new one, I haven't gone over the 0 miles mark, but I've been close and the difference between the stated 50l and the 41 L I usually put in it, filled to the brim is ridiculous.

Well I'm only beaten by this by my other car - Jazz 09, which says 0 and you can put around 32l from 45l tank ..., but I've tested there and and I'm happily driving around town for 70-80 more miles after 0 and put 38l after that, once I went over 100 miles but on any incline it was starting to jitters then I've refilled 42.3L and that was it, but even if that's the limit it's much closer to the stated 45L than the "normal" 32L which is what an average Joe is going to fill in, if the light and miles left is followed ... that's like 1/3 of the tank gone .. for nothing, considering that the MPG is not too crazy on the jazz you have a CTR like cycle between the refills ... ~250 miles per tank ...
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