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Had the soot chucker a couple of months nearly (done 5k miles crazy.gif).

My fuel gauge never moves from the max for about a good 150 miles, then takes quite a while to even make 3/4. I know in general that you usually get more miles out of the top part of the gauge than you do the bottom, but is this normal for a diesel ?

Graham

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Mine does about 300 miles on the first 1/4 and 250 miles on the secodn 3/4. I think mine is getting on for 150 before it even moves.

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My gauge is pants too, i think mine was designed for a diesel that actually gets driven sensibly. sekret.gif

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Mine seems quite similar! I get about 650-700 miles out of a full tank and average 45-50 mpg on each trip - but then I am probably older than you lot and have the missus looking at speedo when it starts creeping into 3 figs!

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...Oh, I also remember now (must be the old age) that I had "70 miles" left to go according to the DIS but on this volume, I added 63 litres from the pump into a 70L tank, which meant 7 litres left - about right - but the fuel guage was dangerously teetering on the empty. I gues it also depends on if you're on the level, up or down as this affects the fill sensor in the tank down ECLIPSe.gif

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Just reminded me that my low fuel warning bleep comes on at about 60 miles to go, my S3 used to be 30-40 dependant on the right foor wink.gif

Quite an early warning, not as if i'm driving one of the iffy petrol guzzlers tongue.gif

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Mine does about 300 miles on the first 1/4 and 250 miles on the secodn 3/4. I think mine is getting on for 150 before it even moves.

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In my dreams!

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Mine seems quite similar! I get about 650-700 miles out of a full tank and average 45-50 mpg on each trip - but then I am probably older than you lot and have the missus looking at speedo when it starts creeping into 3 figs!

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Yeah I get about 100 miles out of mine before the needle starts to move, depends on how I'm driving and how much I decided to try and squeeze in to the tank!

I generally drive it till the light pops up and squeeze between 50-55 litres in there, I think the tank is 60 litres.

45-50mpg! man your woman must be on you like a hawk if you rev over 2500rpm, the only time I get that is if I'm crawling on the motorway at 60!

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...just taking it easy while it gets going! Starting to get alomsy into the red in the rev counter - but still getting good economy! Still, eagle eye is quiet when the engines screaming!

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It might be my Maths, but I've done 358miles on exactly half a tank (according to the fuel gauge) and the DIS is showing 315 left. I can usually get up to 700miles from the tank (70L) if I drain every last drop. I suspect these figures don't add up (quite), but are not far off! I think the fuel gauge tends to let you know you have less fuel than you really have towards the end as a gentle reminder to pop into Tescos! ECLIPSe.gif

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OK, OK, I stand corrected (from my last post). read the dial wrong in the sun! The tank is exactly half full, 348 miles since filling up and 350 on the DIS to go - perfect - now where is that maths text book.... znaika.gif

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