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Hi,

Did a search for this but couldn't find the actual answer..

I drove to work this morning, which is something I rarely do, and I had to be in before 7am to get parked. I needed petrol in a bad way but didn't have time.

The display now says 0km to petrol pump.. so my question is.. how far can I drive?? The closest petrol station is about 1km away. I don't want to come to a rolling stop driving out of work later :oops:

(and yes, I know I should have filled up when the petrol light came on..)

Thanks!
 

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Thought most cars have 50-60 miles of fuel reserve anyway. My old citroen did so i'm guessing Honda will too?
I drove for about 30miles on my citroen when it said i had 0miles of fuel left, Didn't want to risk it anymore so I filled up
 

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Thought most cars have 50-60 miles of fuel reserve anyway. My old citroen did so i'm guessing Honda will too?
I drove for about 30miles on my citroen when it said i had 0miles of fuel left, Didn't want to risk it anymore so I filled up
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I've driven the Civic for a good 30 miles after the trip computer reached 0 miles left and still only managed to put just over 48 litres in the tank.
 

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I've driven the Civic for a good 30 miles after the trip computer reached 0 miles left and still only managed to put just over 48 litres in the tank.

You don't want to run out of diesel if you can help it, or you'll need a tow to the nearsest garage as the engine would need to be blead.
 

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Hello everyone, I ran mine on empty for 25 miles when the computer said 0 I needed new pants too the car was running great as well wouldn't have risked any more miles tho!! That was in a 1.8 petrol!
 

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I was shocked at how far you can go in the FD2. The fuel is measured with little squares when 2 squares remain the little orange light appaears. If you choose it ignore this and drive until all the squares are gone.... then drive a little more. when you come to fill up and only need to fill it with 40-42 litres. I think thats a little over cautious ;)
 

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Very interesting to know for an emergency situation... but I'm with Jack The Lad on this one... I prefer just to fill up around the 20 miles remaining mark to be on the safe side.

On a side note... does anyone know if the statement "running it on empty will drag all of the impurities and crap up from the bottom of the tank" is a myth as I thought the petrol was taken from the bottom of the tank anyway even when full?
 

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Yes, it is a myth. The fuel is always taken from the same place. It started when metal tanks rusted from the the muck that got into the tank and could cause problems with any amount of fuel.

My car drops about 10 miles for a cold start when the remaining miles are around 30 so I always fill up in good time.
 

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Although for some reason it still applies to BMWs. My 2008 E91 manual specifically says not to run the tank down to less than 30 miles left or risk damaging the engine.

The injectors on its direct injection engine were sensitive though...
 
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