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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 13th March 2014, 11:14 Thread Starter
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I knew in theory I'd be able to complete my morning commute with what was left in the tank, but hadn't intended it would be so close.








Iirc the Captiva tank is 65 litres, so I must literally have been running on fumes. I was expecting there to be at least a couple of litres left in the tank (so a fill up of approx 63 litres).



I wish the range indicator on the DIC didn't change to aflashing"- - -" when you get to29 miles remaining.



The few other cars I have had with trip computer that calculated remaining range all showed down to zero. Mind you they were petrols. Is the flashing "- - -" trying to tell you fill up NOW, before you run out and have to prime the system ?
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The capacity of the tank would in my opinion be approximately 65litres, then you would have the distance between the tank and the filler .
I wouldn't fancy letting mine run that low as diesels need to have their fuel pumped through when empty, plus you'd pick up all the bits at the bottom of the tank into your engine.
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Exactly Diligaf, made me feel quite faint when the pump rattled past 64 litres without "clicking". Quite how close I was to having to prime the system I dread to think.


On plus side, car's only 6 months old, so can't be that much accumulated rubbish in the bottom of the tank (yet).



Will ensure I don't run it that close again, though. Don't fancy having to fork out for a new fuel filter (esp given it's in such an accesible location and needs specialist tools to remove).
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Exactly Diligaf, made me feel quite faint when the pump rattled past 64 litres without "clicking".* Quite how close I was to having to prime the system I dread to think.
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On plus side, car's only 6 months old, so can't be that much accumulated rubbish in the bottom of the tank (yet).

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Will ensure I don't run it that close again, though.* Don't fancy having to fork out for a new fuel filter (esp given it's in such an accesible location and needs specialist tools to remove).
Where is the fuel filter?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 13th March 2014, 17:38
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We never let it go below 50 miles left cause you don't want to have the dregs going through the filter so you learned your lesson then, wee done, that once with a petrol car when we were coming up from down south once we just wanted to see how long we had in the tank when the light was flashing never again

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 13th March 2014, 17:48 Thread Starter
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.... Where is the fuel filter?







Towardthe passenger compartment bulkhead, behind just about every pipe in the engine bay.





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We never let it go below 50 miles left cause you don't want to have the dregs going through the filter so you learned your lesson then, wee done, that once with a petrol car when we were coming up from down south once we just wanted to see how long we had in the tank when the light was flashing never again


Car's not that old yet, so can't imagine there's much in way of muck at bottom of tank.



I also tried it before with petrol engined car, just got into apetrol stationas it died. But did get stuck for a few minutes on the down sloping off ramp of the Mway as the petrol pump in the Rover 600 is towards the back of the tank (nose down and very low fuel a bad combination). However, 470 odd miles from a tank for a 200 horses turbochargedbarge was pretty good going.
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