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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:18 am 
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downingj wrote:
Sounds a bit weird...

Has anyone ever noticed that the less petrol you have, the more economical the car is???

For example if I let the XR run down to a tick over empty, cosption seems to slow considerably. When I fill it up to half a tank (who the hell can afford to FILL the tank??? :lol: ) it seems to suck juice like a b**ch!


ur car is more economical when there is less petrol because the car is lighter and less fuel to drag around. I can feel the car is much lighter on the back end when the tank is on empty but once i put a full tank she is has a fatter a**.

I thought the response time of the fuel sensor is just slow and so slowly changes as u drive?

everytime my light is flashing, to fill her up would take me about 50 - 60 litres. but if i have about 50km left on the trip its 65litres. before i poor petrol in i calculated how much i should be putting in for a full tank before i get to the servo and it always seems to be correct using the figures from the trip computer.

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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:36 am 
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xhute0 wrote:
If you reckon you are getting ripped off by a dodgy fuel bowser take a container of known quantity down there (like a 5 or 20 litre jerry) and test it. Servos are allowed some error but not much. If you see a problem contact the ACCC. They love to nail servos for this s**t :evil:


I reported it to Consumer Affairs (wieghts & measures) Nothing came of it though.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:31 am 
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My EF XR6 does the same thing.
I have filled it up when the fuel light is on, and yes still after the bowser clicks more than a few times. and still, the gauge only reads 3/4 full.
However the gauge does not go down for a while.
But when i go under 1/2 a tank, it losses petrol like xhute0's feral ute
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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:14 am 
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flyingnunrt wrote:
So after IGN on how long before it updates?
Well if the change is full scale, i.e. zero to full tank, it is 15 mins.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:54 pm 
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my fuel gauge is gay, it moves acording to the driveing your doing, i can drive with 1/4 of a tank, get on the highway and it goes up to 1/2. does anyone elses do this?
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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:09 pm 
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yea so does mine Colin lol, not sure wot doin
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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:04 pm 
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1. some of the fuel goes into the reserve tank
2. if you run your car that low on petrol all the time your going to kill your fuel pump
3. i get better economy when my cars fuller...it seems to take ages to get down to the halfway mark, soon as it hits halfway car seems to guzzle it.

 

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