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    Posted: 20 Jan 11 at 21:19
So there I was driving along, 25 miles range on the computer. Passing a shell I thought Id fill up. Long story short, I got 79.42 litres in, which according to the technical blur leaves me 0.58 of a litre to play with.
 So my question (s) are...... is the tank really 80 litres??? Have my local garage not actually given me 79.42 litres??? Or is my new bloody fuel sensor that replaced the corroded knackered one going to get me stuck in the middle of nowhere with me thinking I can go another 25 miles??
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You may have another gallon up the filler neck ????
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Its all in the mind.

Fill up to the Brim.

Dont fill up next time till it says 100 miles.

And the next time it says the same fill up !!

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Just "push the envelope" a little more to the left of the E each time.
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Originally posted by Kev The Gas Kev The Gas wrote:

Its all in the mind.

Fill up to the Brim.

Dont fill up next time till it says 100 miles.

And the next time it says the same fill up !!

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I had a similar one...

The fuel light came on just as i was going to get diesel [according to the tech spec I still had 10 litres], but I managed to put in about 77ish litres to fill it...
In the past I've managed a good 50-60miles from the light coming on to me going to fill it.
 
The mystery deepens....
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Oh yeah, while I'm rambling about fuel...
 
I can usually get about 580 miles from full to 'light-on'...
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580 miles -------> light would be a dream come true!
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Well this week I had a round trip off 600 and something miles but using my new mfd it was saying that I had 20 miles left in the tank so I thought I better fill up, when I got the next fuel stop it was about £1.40 a litre so I carried on anyway ended up driving for about 20 miles with it saying range 0 miles and my arse twicthing like a good un. When I filled up got £105 in at £1.30.9 a litre so by my calculations that is 80.1 litres give or take so 80 litres sounds about right 
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I'd be amazed if the garage literage wasn't accurate. They have to get their pumps certified by the taxman and regularly re-checked.. It's more likely that 80 litres is a nominal size, but you can squeeze more in/up the filler as suggested above.
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Originally posted by mickeyverwood mickeyverwood wrote:

580 miles -------> light would be a dream come true!


Motorway driving with the cruise control on and set to about 78mph! Also, if i've found changing the air filter regularly seems to save me a s*itload over a long run...
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Originally posted by mickeyverwood mickeyverwood wrote:

So there I was driving along, 25 miles range on the computer. Passing a shell I thought Id fill up. Long story short, I got 79.42 litres in, which according to the technical blur leaves me 0.58 of a litre to play with.
 So my question (s) are...... is the tank really 80 litres??? Have my local garage not actually given me 79.42 litres??? Or is my new bloody fuel sensor that replaced the corroded knackered one going to get me stuck in the middle of nowhere with me thinking I can go another 25 miles??
I think there may be a calibration change possible in the instrument coding. Perhaps this is intended for fuel sender changes. Maybe someone with good knowledge of VCDS (Vagcom) can help. Or youcould try a question on http://www.ilexa.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=24.0 to come up with an answer.
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Originally posted by hairy_matt hairy_matt wrote:

I'd be amazed if the garage literage wasn't accurate. They have to get their pumps certified by the taxman and regularly re-checked.. It's more likely that 80 litres is a nominal size, but you can squeeze more in/up the filler as suggested above.

That's my understanding of it too. Pumps should be very accurate. I've squeezed in close to 80 litres too.
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I think there may be a calibration change possible in the instrument coding. Perhaps this is intended for fuel sender changes. Maybe someone with good knowledge of VCDS (Vagcom) can help. Or youcould try a question on http://www.ilexa.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=24.0 to come up with an answer.[/QUOTE]
I think you might be right about some sort of calibration. Just returned from my trip to france and the "Range" on the multi computer was all over the shop. On 2 occasions i literally had a litre or 2 to go while still showing 50 plus on the range. Also when filling im sure the range would always go to about 560 yet now it starts around 500.   Weird!! 
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It's been a couple of years since I've checked (?Shocked?), but I've had at least 2 occasions where I've gone past the "range = 0" point (Service Stations can be a long way apart in Oz), then filled up and put 82-3 litres in. I think the 80 litre size is pretty nominal. Either that, or my tank has "stretched" because I keep bending the support straps when I go 4WDriving.
And since I'm talking about it, here's a little video of a recent trip with a bunch of T3 Syncro guys. http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x55/4wheels_photos/Batemans%20Bay%20Syncro%20Trip%202011/Batemans%20Bay%202011%20Videos/ This is not where I bent the straps though. That happens because of the ramp over limitations of a LWB van.
If any-one can point me to some underbody protection (less expensive than the Siekel kit) it would be appreciated.
 
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Whats the mystery?
I wouldnt let it run bone dry as diesel are a bitch to restart if that empty
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I once managed to get 81 litres in my 140 Kombi, 490 miles.Shocked
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