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    Morning guys, just a quick one....

    How many miles (roughly) can you get still when the petrol light first goes on?

    Its a new car and I have only filled it up once and its now coming to the end and I want to gauage what I can get to the tank. I have got just over 300 miles so far. Its a 1.8 Club BTW.

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    I know you can go about ten miles....I have never pushed it further than that!

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    It's usually about a gallon left when the light comes on, so 30-40 miles at a guess.

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    this varies from car to car, when my light comes on I have quite a bit of petrol left in,,, over a gallon, its a 61 ltr tank so when the light comes on, fill it right up,for eg if it takes 57 ltrs you had 4 ltrs left in

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    I've pushed my 1.9cdti, light on and range shows 38-40 miles. Then when range shows 0 miles I still got another 20 miles. Whoops- it was a tight month :0/

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    The light works in two stages.

    It will first come on and stay on.

    Then if you continue to ignore it....

    It will start flashing.

    If you want to gauge what you get to the tank, why not just brim the tank and press the trip reset; then do some miles; then brim the tank again; then get the calculator out to work out the MPG. Handbook tells you the capacity of the tank, and a further calculation will tell you how far a tankful of petrol will take you.

    btw, not good practice to regularly run the tank low of fuel, unless you want to clog your fuel filter up with with debris from the tank.

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