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Offline Paul70

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True Range
« on: 30 September 2021, 18:53 »
Would appreciate feedback on how accurate the range is based on your experience. Down to an indicated 5 miles. I’ve had no luck getting petrol due to work hours and p*ss poor forecourt open status on the retailer internet sites. How far have you travelled with an indicated range of ‘0’ miles?


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Offline Watts

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Re: True Range
« Reply #1 on: 30 September 2021, 19:26 »
Sorry, I've never tested it. Hope you get some tomorrow. I managed to get some yesterday at the first station I tried, some jostling on the forecourt and a limit of £30 but half a tank in. Everywhere else was closed so I was lucky.
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Re: True Range
« Reply #2 on: 30 September 2021, 20:50 »
Thanks Watts, might just walk to the petrol station tomorrow with my jerry can.  :smiley:
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Re: True Range
« Reply #3 on: 30 September 2021, 22:20 »
Depends if it's a diesel or a petrol engine.

Did around 50 miles on 0 in Captain slow mode in my Golf, filled with over 50 liters after that.

Once did a similar thing in a Renault, started coughing at about 40 miles after 0... wouldn't start at first crank after filling... took a while to get the air out ;)


I wouldn't want to do more than 30-40 miles in a petrol or 40-50 miles in a diesel after it says 'empty'.

PS: Is it really that bad in the UK, because we've got Covid in the EU but no fuel shortages... makes me think no. 10 is making stuff up.
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Re: True Range
« Reply #4 on: 01 October 2021, 08:39 »
Managed to get a tank full of 99 two days ago. Hopefully that will last for 10 days or so as living in a village with no public transport makes things difficult. Might have to get the pushbike out.  :sad:
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Re: True Range
« Reply #5 on: 01 October 2021, 09:37 »
PS: Is it really that bad in the UK, because we've got Covid in the EU but no fuel shortages... makes me think no. 10 is making stuff up.

We have plenty of fuel. We are short of HGV drivers so some goods including fuel occasionally don't get to where they should on time. Because of that, a few garages closed due to lack of fuel and the press, probably short of any real news on the day, decided to make it newsworthy. Unfortunately that caused people to panic buy just like they did with toilet rolls and pasta at the start of the first lockdown. Just as then, the resultant chaos was totally unnecessary as there is no shortage.....
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Re: True Range
« Reply #6 on: 01 October 2021, 10:14 »
+1 with Watts. I blame BP's announcement last week.
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Re: True Range
« Reply #7 on: 01 October 2021, 10:45 »
PS: Is it really that bad in the UK, because we've got Covid in the EU but no fuel shortages... makes me think no. 10 is making stuff up.

We have plenty of fuel. We are short of HGV drivers so some goods including fuel occasionally don't get to where they should on time. Because of that, a few garages closed due to lack of fuel and the press, probably short of any real news on the day, decided to make it newsworthy. Unfortunately that caused people to panic buy just like they did with toilet rolls and pasta at the start of the first lockdown. Just as then, the resultant chaos was totally unnecessary as there is no shortage.....

Yes, you only have to tell people to buy as they would normally and not panic……………and they’ll panic!

A classic example of the media turning a non-newsworthy, non-event into a national crisis, and bringing out the worst in some people’s behaviour.
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Re: True Range
« Reply #8 on: 04 October 2021, 08:29 »


PS: Is it really that bad in the UK, because we've got Covid in the EU but no fuel shortages... makes me think no. 10 is making stuff up.

Yes but it's due to Brexit (no lorry / tanker drivers) and sudden panic buying (the media).
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Re: True Range
« Reply #9 on: 04 October 2021, 09:04 »
I honestly haven't had an issue getting fuel, I can't believe all the fuss.