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Anyone else play this?

See how far you can go when the fuel light comes on.....

I managed to get 49.75 litres in, the tank capacity is 51 litres :)


 

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Tesco's right 馃

If it did clonk out empty of fuel would we need to repressurise as in a diesel.
 

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98 Ron that price elsewhere? Surprised.
 

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I meant, no, if you run out, you don鈥檛 have to prime the fuel system like an old diesel. Yes to Tesco! 馃槀
 

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Managed to get 49 and change in, but that was squeaky bum time. Used to the bigger tank in my old golf. I tend to use Costco. It's 97 octane but never had an issue. Used to be 98 but oh well.
 

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I managed to squeeze in 51 and a bit a few months ago 馃槑
 
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At least a copy of the receipt suitably redacted.
 
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Geez guys, didn鈥檛 know you鈥檇 want paperwork in triplicate 馃槅

I can live with not being able to prove it 馃榿
 
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It's the 51 litres and "a bit" which makes it sound suspect. Unless the car was pushed in to the petrol station ;)
 

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It's the 51 litres and "a bit" which makes it sound suspect. Unless the car was pushed in to the petrol station ;)
51 litre tank + whatever capacity is in the filler spout (say 0.5 litres as a guess)
 

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Well I took it as a challenge and I鈥檓 slightly embarrassed to say I lost on the fuel light bingo game. First time in at least 20 years I鈥檝e run out of petrol 馃槥

Currently pulled up on the side of the road waiting for my son to buy me a can of petrol to get me going again... oh well. Let the banter begin... 馃槅
 

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5 litre Jerry can in and the car is showing 22 miles range
 

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No Way!!!!

Well done for trying though 馃槀

I have been close, turning off aircon etc. But not that close!!!
 

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Way 馃槅馃槀

So in the name of consumer research I can provide the following information:

Full 5 litre Jerry can put in from absolute empty. Gentle 1.4 mile drive to the nearest Esso garage to fill up with Supreme+ (99 RON) and managed to squeeze in another 47.44 litres. I estimate the trip to the station can鈥檛 have used anymore than a 1/3 of a litre (could it?) so in conclusion you can squeeze 52 litres into the tank of an A35 at a push.

For the avoidance of doubt @veeeight and @Forrester I submit the attached evidence 馃槈

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We didn't want you to become totally obsessed by the challenge. But at least now we know. And the lesson learnt is don't try this on your own car 馃ぃ
 
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Brilliant!

The challenge is still on obviously for anyone to get in 50l + without running out of fuel 馃槀 馃槀
 
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