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bill.
06-04-2007, 17:52
with all the fuel related posts gone up recently, thought i'd stick one up myself ( cough, :shock: ) how many miles are left once the fuel light comes on, roughly? is it a gallon?

Justin..
06-04-2007, 17:53
i've had 30 miles, was driveing dead dead slow tho :lol:

Laine_16v
06-04-2007, 17:53
5 Litres, so 20 - 40 odd miles, depending on how you drive.

Or 15 if you drive like Bass.

bill.
06-04-2007, 18:02
i've had 30 miles, was driveing dead dead slow tho :lol:

did you run out or where you still going?

Justin..
06-04-2007, 18:08
Still going

bill.
06-04-2007, 18:14
5 Litres, so 20 - 40 odd miles, depending on how you drive.

Or 15 if you drive like Bass.

sounds about right then:D

Clio_GTT
06-04-2007, 18:37
7 litres IIRC, std clio tank is 43 litres and 16v is 50 litres.

I've done over 60 miles after the red light

drsmith1979
07-04-2007, 01:12
ahhh just filled the 7.3 turbo diesel ford F250 up, i think we are paying $2.60 a gallon, just less than 1.50GBP 8) hate to rub it in but you know..... haha i'll get a pic of the beast for all you truck loving fancies!

fitted it last summer with 5 inch straight through exhaust, turbo back, custom induction kit with custom ceramic heat shield in the making. remapped and running 80bhp over standard and 100lbs torque over standard. it truly is a beast! haha watch this space...

drsmith1979
07-04-2007, 02:54
as promised:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/drsmith/06042007092.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/drsmith/06042007093.jpg

oh and not wanting to rub it in or anything.. heres one of my thermometer int he shade @ 6.30pm 8)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/drsmith/06042007094.jpg

Zollo
07-04-2007, 09:30
That thing is hideous!

Allan
07-04-2007, 12:56
lol, i managed 45 with my light on, then i was forced to pull over about 200m from the garage as i ran out of fuel lol !

had to push the car in :S

Justin..
07-04-2007, 13:51
:shock: thats bloody massive

And whats this in English ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/drsmith/06042007094.jpg

cliolord
07-04-2007, 14:08
did 60miles motorway previously and no sign of cutting out on petrol light although I wouldn't recommend anyone doing this :lol:

VIPERONE
07-04-2007, 16:50
drsmith..lol

when i was in the middle east i could fill up the pajero for£4.50..now that is cheap fuel!

That beast is quality!

i bet its a comfortable ride etc....imagine the running costs UK!

Justin..
07-04-2007, 17:20
:shock: £4.50!!! **** SAKE :x our sountyry sucksSSSS!¨!"!!¨ :evil:

drsmith1979
07-04-2007, 18:24
haha to give it its full title its a :

2000 ford F250 superduty, crew cab, extended bed (12 foot) powerstroke 7.3 turbo diesel!

yeah its a beast! and believe it or not its an animal on performance! with the maximum uprated tuning package chosen, takes 30 seconds to switch between 4 different settings, it runs stupid power and accelleration is amazing! beats most things around and its the size of a bus! the exhaust itself that i fitted is virtually 20feet long! haha the ride is great, obviously its an auto so its smooth as silk. running costs? prob the same upkeep as a mitsi Evo, but around 8mpg! 8)

Punkymuffin
07-04-2007, 19:16
Why is it gay 2 b puttin posts up?????

Isnt that the whole point of a owners club so can find out things.

i'm only sayin this bcoz i posted about fuel cos its 1st time had a williams and wanted to know how many miles shud git on full tank !!!!!

VIPERONE
07-04-2007, 19:55
ive ran it out till cut off.

44 miles

Scougar
08-04-2007, 01:11
About 5-10 litres (1-2 gallons) left when light starts to flicker. The emptiest the tank has been is about 6 litres left.

Matthew

Scougar
08-04-2007, 01:13
ahhh just filled the 7.3 turbo diesel ford F250 up, i think we are paying $2.60 a gallon, just less than 1.50GBP 8) hate to rub it in but you know..... haha i'll get a pic of the beast for all you truck loving fancies!

fitted it last summer with 5 inch straight through exhaust, turbo back, custom induction kit with custom ceramic heat shield in the making. remapped and running 80bhp over standard and 100lbs torque over standard. it truly is a beast! haha watch this space...

Don't forget that an American gallon is less that the english gallon so you'll have to rework your figures :p (i.e. it's more expensive than you first thing, but still very cheap). What fuel you using? 88 PON ?

Matthew

drsmith1979
08-04-2007, 02:45
yeah a US gallon is different (circa 3.8 litres per gallon iirc) but my equation was relating to cost not volume so my statement reads correct

:wink:

I'll work out the equivalent pence per litre when i get back from the cinema later.... i know you all cant wait!

drsmith1979
08-04-2007, 06:03
okey dokies, lets have a crack at this! haha totally something you would get in a year 10 maths exam! haha takes you back huh?...

right, lets say the going rate for fuel is $2.60 per US gallon. im going to go the long way round just because i wana ok?! Seeing as though a litre is a common measurement to both the UK and the US, i am going to do the following to deduce the cost of US petrol per litre

$2.60 per US gallon = 3.8 litres thus $2.60 / 3.8 = 68 cents per litre.

so therefore the cost of a UK gallon would be 68 cents x 4.5 = $3.06

$3.06 / an exchange rate of circa $1.86 = 1.64GBP

the equivalent in the UK would be .90p x 4.5 = 4.05GBP

which is nearly 2.5x's the cost of petrol / diesel here in the states. which is still alot!

Feel free to check the maths and let me know if there are any mistakes, bin a while since ive done such problem solving! haha

as for PON rating i dont know, i will check when im next at the 'gas station' 8)

Jamie.
08-04-2007, 08:56
I always thought the reserve tank was huge tbh; this is because on that vid of martin doing 150 he is on the reserve tank and probably doing not alot to the gallon but seems to keep going and going.

bass_direct
09-04-2007, 01:27
5 Litres, so 20 - 40 odd miles, depending on how you drive.

Or 15 if you drive like Bass.

12 ;)

2 live
09-04-2007, 02:27
where do u buy this 'gay fuel' ??


i hear the northrops n jesus' cars are runnin on empty..they cant find none anywhere

bill.
09-04-2007, 09:40
Why is it gay 2 b puttin posts up?????

Isnt that the whole point of a owners club so can find out things.

i'm only sayin this bcoz i posted about fuel cos its 1st time had a williams and wanted to know how many miles shud git on full tank !!!!!

calm down dear, it was only a joke, it wasn't a dig at you or anyone else, if anything i was having a dig at myself :shock:

i posted this up as i genuinely wanted to know as i'm always driving round with my petrol light on, and most of the time dont have time to nip to the petrol station before work, so i'm running on fumes, just like to know how much fumes there is in there :wink:

if you look on your post mate, i've put a reply in 3rd post down, regarding how many miles i get to the tank :lol:

bill.
09-04-2007, 09:43
where do u buy this 'gay fuel' ??


i hear the northrops n jesus' cars are runnin on empty..they cant find none anywhere

i have a full tank, come and see me and i will happily share some, for members only :wink:

Purple
09-04-2007, 09:57
where do u buy this 'gay fuel' ??
PetroBras?

2 live
09-04-2007, 12:32
where do u buy this 'gay fuel' ??
PetroBras?was heaving with 17/82 and porsche boxters last time i drove past ;)

Punkymuffin
12-04-2007, 11:21
Why is it gay 2 b puttin posts up?????

Isnt that the whole point of a owners club so can find out things.

i'm only sayin this bcoz i posted about fuel cos its 1st time had a williams and wanted to know how many miles shud git on full tank !!!!!

calm down dear, it was only a joke, it wasn't a dig at you or anyone else, if anything i was having a dig at myself :shock:

i posted this up as i genuinely wanted to know as i'm always driving round with my petrol light on, and most of the time dont have time to nip to the petrol station before work, so i'm running on fumes, just like to know how much fumes there is in there :wink:

if you look on your post mate, i've put a reply in 3rd post down, regarding how many miles i get to the tank :lol:

Sorry fella thought it woz dig :oops:

Never mind we're all friends here lol 8) 8) 8)

Scougar
12-04-2007, 13:50
I just got 36 mpg for last fill up. That's a mix of traffic jams/urban/national speed limit roads and a little motorway driving.

Used 44.44 litres(8.888 english gallons) and did 320 miles before filling up.

The pain though is I that fuel is going up in price again :( paid 90.9p per litre for regular unleaded at morrisons :( Used to pay 86.9p for super unleaded at sainsburys not that's upto about £ 92.9p :( Those pennies turn into pounds (about £2.50-£3 extra per fill). Why has it risen so much?

Matthew

Smudger
12-04-2007, 14:03
when exactly will the reserve light come on

i remember on my R5 GTT the light used to come on just as the needle touched the empty marker but on the williams it hasnt come on yet

:?

Scougar
12-04-2007, 15:02
When below the empty line and onto R I have about 10-12 litres left I estimate. The constant on light I happens when I have about 5-7 litres left (as I found today). I haven't noticed the reserve light come on for a few seconds in a while though so can't comment on that. It "Should" come on when you have 10-12 litres left I believe (size of the reserve tank is 10 litres).

Matthew

Clio_GTT
13-04-2007, 17:00
When below the empty line and onto R I have about 10-12 litres left I estimate. The constant on light I happens when I have about 5-7 litres left (as I found today). I haven't noticed the reserve light come on for a few seconds in a while though so can't comment on that. It "Should" come on when you have 10-12 litres left I believe (size of the reserve tank is 10 litres).

Matthew

Size of the reserve is 7 litres, don't drive too far lol

bill.
14-04-2007, 07:39
Why is it gay 2 b puttin posts up?????

Isnt that the whole point of a owners club so can find out things.

i'm only sayin this bcoz i posted about fuel cos its 1st time had a williams and wanted to know how many miles shud git on full tank !!!!!

calm down dear, it was only a joke, it wasn't a dig at you or anyone else, if anything i was having a dig at myself :shock:

i posted this up as i genuinely wanted to know as i'm always driving round with my petrol light on, and most of the time dont have time to nip to the petrol station before work, so i'm running on fumes, just like to know how much fumes there is in there :wink:

if you look on your post mate, i've put a reply in 3rd post down, regarding how many miles i get to the tank :lol:

Sorry fella thought it woz dig :oops:

Never mind we're all friends here lol 8) 8) 8)

no worries mate, :lol:

DaveH
14-04-2007, 17:39
I tend to top up when the light comes on, after all thats your indicator to "get fuel soon" :lol: However, i have been a few miles out when the light has come on and made it around 22 miles or so.

Scougar
14-04-2007, 23:24
When below the empty line and onto R I have about 10-12 litres left I estimate. The constant on light I happens when I have about 5-7 litres left (as I found today). I haven't noticed the reserve light come on for a few seconds in a while though so can't comment on that. It "Should" come on when you have 10-12 litres left I believe (size of the reserve tank is 10 litres).

Matthew

Size of the reserve is 7 litres, don't drive too far lol

I will check haynes book of lies again as I'm sure it's says 10 litres for the the valver.

Matthew

Clio_GTT
15-04-2007, 12:38
When below the empty line and onto R I have about 10-12 litres left I estimate. The constant on light I happens when I have about 5-7 litres left (as I found today). I haven't noticed the reserve light come on for a few seconds in a while though so can't comment on that. It "Should" come on when you have 10-12 litres left I believe (size of the reserve tank is 10 litres).

Matthew

Size of the reserve is 7 litres, don't drive too far lol

I will check haynes book of lies again as I'm sure it's says 10 litres for the the valver.

Matthew

Std clio tank is 43 litres, 16v has that and a reserve that adds up to 50 litres, you do the maths ;)

Scougar
15-04-2007, 15:16
lol... ok. I thought it was 40 and 10.. so at the end, my answer is still right :p hehe.

Thanks for the correction though :) Don't want to pass on bum info.

Matthew

nyk
15-04-2007, 16:11
I always fill up when the fuel light comes on so I havent got a jiggery how much it would do before dry.

I wouldnt want to try either!!

Daz.
15-04-2007, 16:14
I did 26 miles hard driving on and off the other day as a little test for this thread :lol:

Still going!

DaveH
15-04-2007, 16:51
Hope you've got your jerry can at the ready Daz?!

Daz.
15-04-2007, 16:53
Naaa blind faith keeps me going :lol: