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    I've had my new Vectra's fuel light start flashing for the first time since I got it, and wondered how many miles I am safe to do from there. Didn't have my wallet on me so it'll have to wait till I go back out later. Done about 4 miles since it started.


    Petrol station's only a few hundred yards away so I'm not too worried......yet

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    During the fuel fun I did about 11 miles but unsure as to how much I put in so I don't know much further I could have gone. The accuracy of the fuel gauge can vary, the only real way to know is to look to see how much litres you put it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    During the fuel fun I did about 11 miles but unsure as to how much I put in so I don't know much further I could have gone. The accuracy of the fuel gauge can vary, the only real way to know is to look to see how much litres you put it.
    Eleven after it started flashing? Good good, should be fine then, cheers.


    Should have mentioned, this is a 1.9CDTI (120)

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    Mine says 30 miles on the screen when the light comes on.

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    and that was with a 2.2 petrol.

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    even when it's flashing you've probably still got another 15 miles

    not good to leave it that low - although i often do as i like getting the most out of a tank, even though it's just a phsychological thing.

    most i've ever had to fill up is 57 litres if i remember correctly. and unless i'm wrong the vectras got a 60 litre tank

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    mine says about 16 but only ever had it flash once (or twice)

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    I never let mine go down past 1/4 tank

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    I always take mine down to low level. Not sure why.... Light will come on at approx 30 miles left, then start flashing at about 10 miles. At this point I have driven for about 10 "real" miles with readout at 0 miles and it has been fine. Might not be the same for all Vectra's thou so don't blame me if it suddenly stops lol.

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    I think the manual says that even when it says 0 there will be some left.
    I never take it that low, although it's funny how often it's flashing after SWMBO has used it...........

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