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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11th July 2017, 20:17 Thread Starter
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How low does your needle go before light comes on mine doesn't seem to come on at all despite working on start up check thanks

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11th July 2017, 20:31
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Mine illuminates (and sounds a gong, I recall) when there's about 40 miles left on the info' screen.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11th July 2017, 22:33 Thread Starter
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No computer in mine so am reliant o if the light works

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12th July 2017, 09:24
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Mine never gets that low to come on .all ways make sure got plenty fuel for journey

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12th July 2017, 09:30
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On my car the light and ping alarm comes on when the needle is at zero, when it goes you really do need to refuel, you wii be down to about 5 litres.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12th July 2017, 17:21
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An article from Confused.com:

<h2>Dangers of running on empty</h2>


As the fuel level gets low the car will start picking up debris from
the bottom of the tank. This can damage both the fuel filter and pump.
The catalytic converter can also be damaged.


Running out of petrol can cause the fuel pump to run dry, which could mean a £200 garage bill.


With diesel cars, the engine management system shuts down before you
run out of fuel. This prevents damage to the vehicle. But with petrol
cars there's no system like this in place.


Getting stranded is another concern which should be taken seriously.
You might be on the motorway with cars whizzing past you at high speed.
This creates a dangerous situation, especially if you've broken down
after a bend in the road.


Here are five fuel-preserving tactics for when you start running low:
<ul>[*]


Roll up your windows to reduce wind resistance.[*]


Drive at around 40mph – the most fuel-efficient speed (provided this is within the speed limit).[*]


Drive with a very light foot and maintain constant speed.[*]


Turn off all electronic accessories, and unplug any charging phones. [*]


Check your tyre pressure - under-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption.[/list]


<h2>How far can you drive with the warning light on?</h2>


"There's no statutory amount that should be left in the tank before
the warning light comes on," says Matthew Minter from motor manual
publisher Haynes.


While 50 miles seems to be what most drivers believe the average
range is, in reality it varies significantly across different makes and
models.


It's best to get in the habit of thinking of the low-fuel light as a final warning, rather than driving around with it on.


With that in mind, here are the UK's top-selling cars, and how far each can go after the fuel light comes on:



  1. Ford Fiesta – 38 miles



  2. Vauxhall Corsa – 32 miles



  3. Ford Focus – 41 miles



  4. Volkswagen Golf – 42 miles



  5. Nissan Qashqai – 43 miles



  6. Volkswagen Polo – 41 miles



  7. Vauxhall Astra – 33 miles



  8. Audi A3 – 40 miles



  9. Mini – 45 miles



  10. BMW 3 Series – 44 miles

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