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Old 07-05-2005, 21:44   #1 (permalink)
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BA distance to empty and refueling

Completing my current run of doing stupid things I ran out of petrol a couple of weeks ago.
This prompted me to think about a couple of things including;
'why did it run out with 23km range left?'

I know the range is an estimate, but the amount of fuel that fits in the tank isn't.

For as long as I can recall (prior to running dry) I would run down to about 40km range, then stick 57-58 litres in the tank.
The last two fills (after running dry) don't add up.
I ran down to 70-80km range then put 60+ litres in the tank.

Anyone got comments on the consistancy experienced with distance (range) to empty?
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

You can back it in every time. On more than one occasion I have let the car run down to 0kms left and drove another 30kms then filled up and the tank in my BA took 65 litres to have it full. I know its supposed to be bad for the fuel filter but I lead a very busy lifestyle and don't have time to stop some days. The BA is a good bit of kit!!!!!!
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What's bugging me is that in the time I have owned this car (2+ years) I have only put 60+ litres into the thing three times in memory, twice in the last 2 weeks. If my usage and refuel patterns had change I would say fair enough, but as they haven't it gives me the s#!*s
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

I run mine down to 20 or less and even 0 regularly.. (i do about 800km a week) even with the DTE showing 20km or less i rarely get more then 62 in.

I HAVE run out once.. it hadbeen on 0 for quite a while and i was on servo concourse at the time.
Generally after 500-550km I fill up about 60 litres.
If i get 550 im happy
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

I get 500ks or so out of mine everytime.
I never let it run lower than about 50ks to empty.
But then the servo I go to is on my way home anyway.
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Old 07-07-2005, 21:17   #6 (permalink)
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

My BA Wagon will try and tell me I have less than a 10 km range left, but then only accepts 58 litres, when the tank holds 69 !!
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

Thats probably also a safety thing. Just so you think "Have to fill up" and really you're probably safe for a little while longer.
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:33   #8 (permalink)
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

mine is the opposite, i filkled up the other day with the DTE saying 26ks & it only took 54ltrs & that was after the pump clicked off a few times
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

I ran out with 82km DTE once. When my car beeps at me at the 80km mark, i shit myself every time. Will i make it, or won't i. the AC goes off (if it was on) and a gentle ride to the nearest rip off merchant we go. had to pay $1.25.5 last night. geeez i tell ya. gonna have to rob a bank soon.
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Re: BA distance to empty and refueling

Gday all
i just recently purchased a 2004 BA futura sedan and i am very happy. Although one thing i'd like to ask anyone who would know is if running the car on premium unleaded fuel will get better fuel economy. My last tank i fueled up with premium and the DTE went to 620 Km. with normal fuel it goes used to go to around 550. The car seems to run a lot smoother on Premium which is one thing I noticed from the small amount of driving i have done today.
Any help would be great.
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