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    To day my fuel light came on as my guage was on the second red mark into the red just as I pulled up to the petrol station, so,, as I had a little trip to do aprox 45 miles I only put 4.546 ltrs in(1 gall) ok so the trip was rural 50/60 mph max, but a lot of stop starts,, when I got back to the petrol station, the fuel light had not come on and the guage was not quite as low as when I put the gallon in, I had reset the trip, it was on 51 miles, so,,,its a weight thing then. so I only put 4 gall in. I wonder how much fuel I have wasted over the years as I used to always fill right up.

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    Dude - the car weighs a ton and a half. 60 litres of fuel weighs about 48kgs. It's like carrying a small child around with you - it makes next to no difference whatsoever...

    A million things effect fuel economy, and the weight in the car really doesn't come in to it until you've filled up the boot with a decent amount of stuff and the suspension is bottomed out... I've always filled up right to the brim and never found any difference between the start and end of a tank - it's just not that big a difference in weight...

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    Plus running your tank low all the time can lead problems with your car

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    I agree with penfold, for all it make no difference at all imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Dude - the car weighs a ton and a half. 60 litres of fuel weighs about 48kgs. It's like carrying a small child around with you - it makes next to no difference whatsoever...

    A million things effect fuel economy, and the weight in the car really doesn't come in to it until you've filled up the boot with a decent amount of stuff and the suspension is bottomed out... I've always filled up right to the brim and never found any difference between the start and end of a tank - it's just not that big a difference in weight...
    Dude, not long ago I would have agreed with you 100%, but have tested this several times, the results always show a lot more mpg when I only put up to 4 galls in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durham4416 View Post
    Plus running your tank low all the time can lead problems with your car
    when my red light comes on, if I fill/brim the tank I only get 11 galls in so there is always over 2 gall left in.

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    Plus, I'd have to refuel about 4 times driving home 200 miles...

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    stands to reason carry less weight more mpg , thats why they tell you dont carry loads of tools round with you in the boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Plus, I'd have to refuel about 4 times driving home 200 miles...
    ahhhh, on a long run especially on the Mway it seems to make no difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmac21 View Post
    stands to reason carry less weight more mpg , thats why they tell you dont carry loads of tools round with you in the boot
    opps forgot to say I have taken all the junk out of the car and jacked the tyre pressures up a bit.

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