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    Low Fuel (gauge flashes well before empty)

    Saw this, guage was flashing one bar... Got to gas station... Showed no bars and flashed. (No, I do not do this often... Son had the car last). Only took 8 gallons to fill up... So still had enough gas to keep fuel pump active and lubricated. Notice the no miles listed on distance to empty screen.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 44.3 mpg (US) ... 18.8 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.2 mpg (Imp)


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    lol, I see that all the time (well not the massive "P," but the fuel gage flashing with no bars), most I've ever put in was 8 and a few tenths, that gage is wildly conservative.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 33.4 mpg (US) ... 14.2 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.1 mpg (Imp)


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    am not sure about gallons, but most I put in was 29.64 liter, max. capacity is 30L if I was not mistaken

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2013 Mirage 1.0 manual: 47.5 mpg (US) ... 20.2 km/L ... 5.0 L/100 km ... 57.0 mpg (Imp)


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    The tank capacity is 35L

    The empty bar like this starts flashing at about 28 L used, it's that conservative lol.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 40.8 mpg (US) ... 17.4 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 49.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Damn, so basically I should be able to drive for at least another 180 km?

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    The Dutch manual explains 35L tank, flashing block indicated 6 liter left and flashing without the last block when 3 liter is left over

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage CVT 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.6 mpg (Imp)


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    I think the most I've put in was 8.15 gallons, and that was after the gauge was doing the full flash for 20 or 30 miles. I believe the tank is supposed to hold 35 liters (9.5 gallons).

    Oh how I hate digital gas gauges.

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    Looked back at my fuel log, largest fill-up: 8.61 gallons. I was actually kind of worried, what with the gauge blinking at me for quite some time, IIRC I was like, "8.6 gallons, wtf, you had me thinking I'd be walking any minute," lol. I now mostly 'ignore' it and look at my tripometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToXiQ View Post
    The Dutch manual explains 35L tank, flashing block indicated 6 liter left and flashing without the last block when 3 liter is left over
    Then it's not true what the manual says. 29 liters fill-up was when it flashes with no blocks at all ... for a while (around 25 km flashing without any blocks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minihaha View Post
    Looked back at my fuel log, largest fill-up: 8.61 gallons. I was actually kind of worried, what with the gauge blinking at me for quite some time, IIRC I was like, "8.6 gallons, wtf, you had me thinking I'd be walking any minute," lol. I now mostly 'ignore' it and look at my tripometer.
    I'm resetting the Trip A every fill up as well, check on it everytime


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2013 Mirage 1.0 manual: 47.5 mpg (US) ... 20.2 km/L ... 5.0 L/100 km ... 57.0 mpg (Imp)


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