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 Post subject: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:38 am 
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Normal eco driving. How long does the final flashing fuel bar get you approximately (2007 c1 I3 petrol 1.0)


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:56 am 
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I read on here several years ago that the final bar could only be relied upon for 20 miles, but if you're an eco driver or hypermiler you'll probably get more than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:47 am 
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My car beeped and the final bar started flashing just as I passed the last convenient point to get petrol on my daily commute last week. 27 miles later I was at work having not filled up. I wasn't driving super-economically but I was taking it reasonably easy because I knew the fuel was low.


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:38 am 
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We don't use miles in NL... so in KM

In theory the bar will flash with 5L in the tank, so, again in theory, you could drive 90 KM (~50 miles) with normal driving. When the light flashes faster it has 3L in the tank, so that would mean you could drive 50 KM (~30miles).

However I never get to the faster beeping bar, because i don't want to try it out. When it start beeping I always return home without refilling the car, and most of the time I will drive to work the next day and sometime the other day too.

Last month when it started beeping i drove something like 40 KM (~25 miles) and it still didn't beep any faster.
So in conclusion i've the same experience as Enjay.


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:58 pm 
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I found.... to my cost....that i could get apprimately 50 miles once the final bar comes on. I would regularly (seems stupid now) take the car a good 30 miles beyond the flash as i knew it could do it. But one time, i messed up and had do do an additional jounrey...and found myself nowhere near any fuel stations, so went to the nearest one. When it got to approx 45-50 miles, i ran out. I was actually pretty close to the fuel station and someone from another car very kindly helped me push it along onto the forecourt. So it wasn't too bad...but...for me...the answer was approx 45-50 miles!

I wouldn't do it now though. I generally fill up 10 miles after the flash has started, or straight away if i'm near a station.

(Also, for us, the 'fast' flash seems to come on approx 10 miles after the beep and flash)


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 pm 
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107MC wrote:
(Also, for us, the 'fast' flash seems to come on approx 10 miles after the beep and flash)


Thats quick, I always drive more then 15km/10miles without the bar beeping faster


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:12 pm 
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A good rule of thumb that I was given years ago was that with almost any car, once you hit the red section of the gauge you can pretty much rely on having 30 miles left. Beyond that, it's much more of a lottery.

Generally, I don't like to test it out (the other day was an unusual situation). If my gauge is nudging towards the last quarter (or block in our cars) then I usually fill up before beeps/lights/etc happen. My wife, on the other hand, seems to like to run on fumes. The number of times I've used her car only to find far less fuel in it than I would be comfortable with for even a short journey. I suspect she knows that - and also knows that I'm likely to fill it up too. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:19 pm 
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I agree Enjay, you shouldn't push your luck. I normally fill the car up within a day the beeping starts, i live like 10 miles from my work so I don't really need to stress it out if I don't refill the car the same (or next) day.


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:53 pm 
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I have never been below 2 bars, just don't wish to take the chance. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Final fuel bar
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:48 am 
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under normal driving 30-40 miles but can stretch to close to 50 if driving
at reduced speed.


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