My first 300 mile tank

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My first 300 mile tank

Post by muppet » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 18:04

I filled up when the orange light came on the other day and took 41 litres to fill the tank pics show trip milge between fills and OBC MPG
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Post by Alfie » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 18:34

Poor effort Muppet....
You really need to do something about those figures.
Must try harder.
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Post by ///M_aniac » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 18:42

Alfie wrote: Must try harder.
:wink:

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Must do something about that dust on your dash beneath the dials. :wink:
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Post by Gazza » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 19:59

I nearly broke a rib laughing at your remark Conor :lol:

I just refilled the tank on the orange light and it took 38 litres (of BP Ultimate at a cost of £40) while the trip meter showed 212 miles which = 25mpg :shock: :D

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Post by muppet » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 22:56

Oxford_gruen_II wrote:
Alfie wrote: Must try harder.
:wink:

A.
Must do something about that dust on your dash beneath the dials. :wink:
Got cleaned yesterday after the pic was taken you cheeky bugger :P
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Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 08:44

muppet wrote:
Oxford_gruen_II wrote:
Alfie wrote: Must try harder.
:wink:

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Must do something about that dust on your dash beneath the dials. :wink:
Got cleaned yesterday after the pic was taken you cheeky bugger :P
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Post by riano » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 11:34

how did you manage this?i got 112 miles on a full tank before my orange light came on this time round :(

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Post by whiteminks » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 13:02

riano1 wrote:how did you manage this?i got 112 miles on a full tank before my orange light came on this time round :(

OMG Riano, are you drinking it or what? :shock:
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Post by Gazza » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 13:06

Lead right foot methinks :wink:

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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 14:26

Coming back from Dunsfold, I got close to 400 miles on a single tank.

On the same sort of roads as you, Ryan, I get about 220 to 250 miles on a tank. I assume that's a full fill? I think there's something horribly wrong with your figures...
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Post by riano » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 17:07

yeah that was on a full fill-even when car is fully filled it shows only at 3/4 full but even still the light has never came so soon and i have been taking it fairly easily with it-dont quite know whats wrong :(

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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 17:18

By a full fill how many liters went in?
It really does sound like the fuel sender is playing up - it's highly unlikely you'll get great fuel economy round Belfast (my 7 used to average just over single figures under communting), but, I drive my Z4 fairly hard and am averaging 22mpg - I can't see yours being much different.
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Post by riano » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 19:07

think she took 49 litres-most ive ever put in her!the fuel guage has always been wrong but now its just went from bad to worse-i dont know if my fuel level really is that low or whether its just the guage thats messed up.the previous tank i got about 270 on motorway miles but this tank looks to be about 180 :shock:

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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 19:18

Out of interest what fuel are you using?
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Post by ///M_aniac » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 19:21

Ryan what way are you using the Auto box? Do you take it out of first at all? Do you not just stick it in D? Do you drive and accelerate smoothly or do you plant it all the time? You should let Lyall drive it.
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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 19:46

If you want, I'll take it a look at it for you - may be something you haven't noticed.
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Post by riano » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 21:22

yeah man would really appreciate it if you could drive it and tell me what you think-ive only had my licence about a year and half so dont have a vast experience with cars but i know that something doesnt feel right!im just using petrol from tesco-after all every little helps :lol:

i usually drive it in D conor but stick it in the sports mode very occassionally which i know uses more petrol but this tank has all been normal driving so its even more unusual!

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Post by 2.8 » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 22:14

My fuel tank was showing wrong reading - when tanks was full it was showing half. Ended up being the sender unit - apparently mine had 2. Had to replace both.

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Post by PhoenixCoupe » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 22:45

Ryan, I've PM'd you my mobile number. Call me during the week and I'll take a look.
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Post by riano » Sun 12 Aug, 2007 23:02

thanks lyall!

how much did it cost to get the sender units replaced?

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Post by 2.8 » Mon 13 Aug, 2007 10:02

I had my new sender units replaced for 250 pounds, from a german car specialist - so he claims.
I drove for a long while with my fuel meter showing different reading till one day my car just conked out. Fuel of course showed half but had nothing left init.
Since i got it done - no problems. Meant to be a common fault apparently with bmw's.

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