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    Default whats best to trust. fuel gauge or trip computer

    my cars saying i have 33 miles left in the tank yet my fuel gage says i have quarter of a tank left, i know the trip computer goes on driving characteristics but its been same since about 75 miles, steady town driving and its gone down gradually since then to 33 but as i said the fuel gauge says quarter.

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    I have always found the fuel gauge more accurate than the range on the BC

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    fuel computers can be ridiculously inaccurate. waste of time.

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    Does the BC give an accurate figure for average mpg? Mine showed i averaged 53.7mpg over a 1900 mile journey with a 2.2dti. considering most of the time i was sat at 80mph on a french motorway with a boot full of stuff + a load of beer in the boot on the way back, i'm having trouble believing what its telling me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    fuel computers can be ridiculously inaccurate. waste of time.
    sort of sums it up really.

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    when my range gets to 30 i just fill up

    never look at the gage now

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    Use the force

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    The fuel gague is always more accurate, what you have to remember is that the range is worked out on your driving style. hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    Use the force
    lol! I like to use both, I've gone done to 0 miles 'before' the fuel light starts to flash.

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