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    Vehicle : Signum

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 3.0 CDTI

    Year : 2005

    Default Range 0 miles!!

    Has anyone ever run their car down to 0 miles on the BC?

    I got into a situation at work at the weekend where the nearest 24hr petrol station was 45 miles away! it was 1am so really i had no option but to stick it in 6th and cruise at 50 and see how far i got. 15 miles on the 0 miles BC suggestion. I know it's not good for the car to run it on such a low amount of fuel and the consequences could have been disastrous it it had run dry but has anyone else suffered similar?

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    When I test drove my Signum, it had Range 0 Miles on the display.

    The salesman got a can of fuel and emptied into the tank, it still said 0 miles.

    TBH the info on the display is only a guide anyway.

    Filled up just by home (Range said 270miles <-Yeah right)
    I drove to Watford via my Dads, a total of 144miles.
    Range now said 320.

    I take what it says with a pinch of salt.

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    yeah been past 0 - but even when I fill up from 50 mile range I can only get just short of 50 litres in - which means I have 11 left! - At 54 average per gallon I still have well over 100 miles left

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    I had my old vectra on 0 on the range but the fuel light wasn't flashing so continued on to the next petrol station!! Its when the fuel light starts flashing its getting close

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    There's an old episode of Top Gear where Clarkson drives an Audi A8 I think from London to Edinburgh and back on one tank. The trip computer was saying '0 miles' and Clarkson still drove about 70 odd miles. Interesting, although it wasnt a vectra....

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    Never had the courage to try it personally, I was coming up the road from Lancashire and was aiming to get to the Shell Garage just North of Jct 44 but as I approached Southwaite range was showing 9 miles so chickened out and went in even though the gauge was still only just on the red, the hassle if I had got it wrong wasn't worth the risk,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony12 View Post
    Its when the fuel light starts flashing its getting close
    Not necessarily. Can't remember figures, but i filled up with the petrol light flashing and was surprised on how much was still in the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vec85 View Post
    There's an old episode of Top Gear where Clarkson drives an Audi A8 I think from London to Edinburgh and back on one tank. The trip computer was saying '0 miles' and Clarkson still drove about 70 odd miles. Interesting, although it wasnt a vectra....

    He also drove a Jag, to Blackpool from France(?), and that got down to "0" on the range but when the AA checked the levels, they said it had a 100 mile range left

    They will be designed to under read the amount of miles left as a fail safe,
    Espcially for a desiel as you can damage the system letting it run dry. as there are plenty of stupid people out there who love to play fuel light bingo.

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    One night just after xmas a couple of years back i was coming home from lincolnshire got to colsterworth on the A1 and the services were shut not a problem i thought plenty of garages on the A1 carried on south stamford svcs also shut shell garage at kates cabin also shut , pulled off to go to peterbourgh svcs lights on lots of cars there cars now reading 0 has been since before stamford by the way , reason for all the cars at peterbourgh svcs there nearly all police cars there had been a robbery or something
    got the sorry sir you cant come here story tried to explain i was running on fresh air
    that did,nt work was told about another garage in peterbourgh went there that was closed as well . now starting to panic as gf was giving me the i told you so look
    back to A1 southbound made it huntingdomn svcs fully expecting the same result but at least there s a travelodge pulled in to travelodge and noticed lights on in garage . result

    estimated distance from clicking onto 0 to fueling up after all the driving around 42 miles
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    mine went down to 0 miles only because when i had 10 miles lif i put a £5 in so didnt register in the tank

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