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    Picked up my new Signum yesterday and it's brilliant! It's an 04 3.0CDTi Elite with 34k on the clock. I've been looking for one since February.

    I'll have all sorts of questions as I learn more about it but one important one I should check out is how accurate is the fuel range indicator?

    What I'm trying to find out is, when it says "0 miles", is it really empty? Or is there a reserve?

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    Vehicle : Golf 7

    Trim : GTD

    Engine : 2.0 TDI 184PS

    Year : 2014

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    Typically I would estimate there is a gallon left BUT from what I have read on here when it says 0miles in the Vec/Sigs or the fuel gauge is in the red it is highly recommended you fill up immediately as you only have a few miles apparently. I personally dont let it go under 20miles.

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    From my experience of this it is only a guide, it is based on your previous "x" of miles previously driven.

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    Vehicle : M5

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    Don't rely on the fuel range indicator as it is a calculation based on fuel current consumption and whats left in the tank and can vary depending on how you are currently driving, use the fuel lamp in the corner under the gauge which comes on solid when it hits the top of the red segment and then flashes when you are about 20 miles from empty.

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    Vehicle : Golf 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJS View Post
    From my experience of this it is only a guide, it is based on your previous "x" of miles previously driven.
    That makes more sense tbh

    Gazza4

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    A 2004 on 34K miles
    I hope it has a full (checkable) service history
    From memory this would be the same spec as mine; 30K miles / 2 years
    So if it has a service every second year, the mileage won't be much

    Equally, if you bought this from a VX dealership it would have been acceptable for Network Q, so where did you buy it and is it on Network Q?

    As above, use the "fuel range" with caution
    It is based on the average consumption over the most recent miles (50 miles I think)
    I suggest you put in 14 litres and see if it changes, which it should do
    If not, then there is a fault
    However, if the petrol tank gauge is in the final 1/8th then the last few miles were probably done inefficiently

    I personally use the petrol tank warning light
    It comes on when there is 7 litres left (between 30 and 50 miles)
    It starts flashing when there is 2 litres left (between 8 and 15 miles)
    I've only ever had it flashing once

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