Re: 240 fuel tank capacity
Olly R schreef:
> Morning all.
> I have a UK spec 1989 240 DL estate with the 2.3 carbed engine.
> The manual says that the fuel tank capacity is 60 litres. The thing is, I
> have never been able to put more than about 48 litres of fuel in the tank,
> even when the fuel gauge is reading right at the bottom of the red bit.
> So, _presumably_ the fuel gauge is misreading a little? I know that the
> obvious thing to do is to take a spare can of fuel, and drive until I run
> out, and see how many miles I've done, and see what the gauge is doing, but
> I don't really fancy running out of fuel, even deliberately.
> But, unless I've got a smaller tank than normal, I can probably dare to do
> another 50 or 60 miles when I've got down to the bottom of my gauge?
With my '89 245 van (D24), I can drive at least another 100 km when the
needle passes the bottom of the red field.
The maximum I ever put in the tank at once was 59.somewhat litres, so I
suppose the 60 litres from the manual is quite correct. But when the
gauge enters the red field, only about 40 litres is used, and when the
gauge leaves the red field, about 50 litres is used.
I suppose it shouldn't be too difficult to adjust the gauge, but I'm
used to start thinking about looking for a gas station when the gauge
leaves the red field. ;-)