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    coming back home today the fuel light came on and the trip computor said i had about 33 miles left, any way got home and the mrs took the car and little one out to a friends and a hour later a get a phone call to say car has broke down, jumoed ina taxi to the house where car was and car was across middle of road blockin it off, car was showing as on first red line but wouldnt start, , car was on slight hill and mrs said when she started the car it did start and when she went to set off died, got it going by putting a 5er of diesel ina dn it started but was sure i had run it lower that that to the point the petrol symbol on dash comes on solid

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    It has been said on here before I think that diesels dont like being parked on a gradient with little fuel in!! (might not have been just diesel).

    Could be wrong, but I would have filled it up by then anyway, I am wary of the readings of the OBC when the fuel level is low. My last car had the same thing and was OK with a decent amount of fuel in but once it was low, you had no idea how far you could get, I ran out a couple of times because of this!!

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    learnt my lesson, altho i did say to the mrs put some in on her way to be safe but she went off the obc

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    i have ran my 1.9 diesel to below zero and have never ran out of fuel

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    I parked my car on the drive facing up on the slope when the light was on showing 20ish miles left. Thought that would be plenty until after work. Started her in the morning, drove off, she suddenly kept stalling every time I touched the brake or took my foot off the gas... Panicking a little I went and filled her up to the top, after that she ran fine... I learnt from that lesson LOL

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    My car done the same thing the other week, started went to drive off then stalled. started after putting a 5er of diesel from the jerry can in

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