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Hereiam

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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #615 on: October 15, 2018, 10:33:08 AM »
As a test on an 05 VW golf that i have driven now from 2008 i let her run on a fuel tank of diesel until see stopped. I got 770 miles and 80 miles from when the diesel light came on till see stopped. Carried a spare tank of diesel in the boot to fill her which must have looked strange the day i had to do it in middle of Omagh.
Best thing i ever done as it allowed me to know what i had left when the light came on.

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« Reply #616 on: October 15, 2018, 10:36:46 AM »
Mine goes to 45 miles then stops showing it but at that stage the dial on the tank is showing at the very very end i.e. that it wont do any more.

On that note is 130 miles for 20 quid of diesel a crap return? Should i be getting more than that.

@ 1.35 per litre this works out at about 39.5mpg. It is not brilliant but not too bad. What type of car is it?

Vauxhall Astra 2.0 auto

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« Reply #617 on: October 15, 2018, 10:44:17 AM »
As a test on an 05 VW golf that i have driven now from 2008 i let her run on a fuel tank of diesel until see stopped. I got 770 miles and 80 miles from when the diesel light came on till see stopped. Carried a spare tank of diesel in the boot to fill her which must have looked strange the day i had to do it in middle of Omagh.
Best thing i ever done as it allowed me to know what i had left when the light came on.
Something similar on an 02 Leon one time. I did 70 miles from the light came on until i got a chance to fill it.

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Re: Car Problems!!
« Reply #618 on: October 15, 2018, 12:35:48 PM »
Mine goes to 45 miles then stops showing it but at that stage the dial on the tank is showing at the very very end i.e. that it wont do any more.

On that note is 130 miles for 20 quid of diesel a crap return? Should i be getting more than that.

@ 1.35 per litre this works out at about 39.5mpg. It is not brilliant but not too bad. What type of car is it?

Vauxhall Astra 2.0 auto

Diesel? what year is it and what size of engine?

It sounds like it is not far away. Auto does not help fuel consumption.

tyrone girl

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« Reply #619 on: October 15, 2018, 12:59:39 PM »
2013 it is and 2 litre engine.

20/25 quid a week done me in my old 2004 car. This one is easily costing me 50

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« Reply #620 on: October 15, 2018, 01:24:59 PM »
2013 it is and 2 litre engine.

20/25 quid a week done me in my old 2004 car. This one is easily costing me 50

As I said auto is a bit worse plus you are now getting less fuel for your 20.

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« Reply #621 on: October 15, 2018, 08:20:20 PM »
Mine goes to 45 miles then stops showing it but at that stage the dial on the tank is showing at the very very end i.e. that it wont do any more.

On that note is 130 miles for 20 quid of diesel a crap return? Should i be getting more than that.

@ 1.35 per litre this works out at about 39.5mpg. It is not brilliant but not too bad. What type of car is it?

Vauxhall Astra 2.0 auto

Told you at the time to buy the Golf.

I am averaging 48 mpg over all types of driving and the over speed being less than 35 mph over serval thousand miles. Has been as high as 51 mpg over almost 2,000 miles and an average speed of 37 mph.  The car is a 2L TDI Golf - 148 bhp with 6 speed auto gearbox.