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Re: 1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

I get about 340 on 28 litres. My car is on fuelly, I think my average is about 54 mpg. That is without giving any regard to my driving style, plus about 150 miles of that is my commute to work which consists of a lot of city driving. My car has only down about 3500 miles though, so I expect it to loosen up and get better over time.
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I get about 340 on 28 litres. My car is on fuelly, I think my average is about 54 mpg. That is without giving any regard to my driving style, plus about 150 miles of that is my commute to work which consists of a lot of city driving. My car has only down about 3500 miles though, so I expect it to loosen up and get better over time.
Sounds about the same as mine. I'm going to brim it on the next fillup and see how close to 400 miles I can get.
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Sounds about the same as mine. I'm going to brim it on the next fillup and see how close to 400 miles I can get.
An MJ should cream 400 miles, my 1.2 Panda has managed 443 miles on 32.99 litres

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Sounds about the same as mine. I'm going to brim it on the next fillup and see how close to 400 miles I can get.
As Trev said you'll absolutely cream 400 miles with a diseasel. The problem with the 500 seems to be that it doesn't allow you to get a huge amount of fuel in easily. If you run it till it says it's empty and fill it till it clicks a couple of times you'll get 35 litres in but most people don't run it till it's empty so that means that a lot of people are only getting 20 something litres of fuel in and even with a diesel that's not going to get you as far as someone like myself who runs their car almost dry and then brims it. For me the whole point of a diesel with my 406 was the silly range it had with its 70 litre tank. The most I ever got in was 72 litres and I did about 640 miles which is fantastic in terms of range. If I'd only gone to work and back each day when I had that car I was only filling up once every 3 weeks

Diesels are meant to be long range cruisers and you can easily get 500 out of an MJ if you brim it and run it low.
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I drive mostly town, some long distance trips and fill soon as the buzzer sounds.
Worst mpg is 40 best 65 I get between 275-356miles from a tank and refills are 24-30l.
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486 miles... and a full 5 litres left
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486 miles... and a full 5 litres left
How many litres did it use? I reckon if you drive like a granny and wanted to run it dry you could be getting closer to 600
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I get about 340 on 28 litres. My car is on fuelly, I think my average is about 54 mpg. That is without giving any regard to my driving style, plus about 150 miles of that is my commute to work which consists of a lot of city driving. My car has only down about 3500 miles though, so I expect it to loosen up and get better over time.
Here's Bob's stats for you Amy - http://www.fuelly.com/driver/amyh22/500

He's doing well


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How many litres did it use? I reckon if you drive like a granny and wanted to run it dry you could be getting closer to 600
Yup... 30.4 litres, would be 560 on 35 litres or 640 on that 40 litre fill you managed
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Yup... 30.4 litres, would be 560 on 35 litres or 640 on that 40 litre fill you managed
Bugga, I've yet to hit 450 mile on a tank, you guys are going great guns.


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Added myself to fuelly, only six of us on there! (username is J1mbo)
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Added myself to fuelly, only six of us on there! (username is J1mbo)
I've added you as a friend, sent you the FF/Fuelly FAQ and will get Jon (MEP) to send you an invite to the social group here.


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Added myself to fuelly, only six of us on there! (username is J1mbo)
I'd check again, there's 13 (but only 6 have the minimum 3 fill ups recorded)

http://www.fuelly.com/car/fiat/500/all

If you can add 2 more fill ups at thre same level of MPG you will have the best mpg of all the fiats recorded - Puntovan has the record with 60.5, and that's a diesel.


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Yup... 30.4 litres, would be 560 on 35 litres or 640 on that 40 litre fill you managed
Blimey! You going to try brimming it?

I know people stress about expansion and their tanks overflowing so I've been looking online to find out the coefficient of expansion for diesel and petrol.

The figures are as follows

.00095/C (petrol) .095%!!!!
.00082/C (diesel) .082%!!!!

So if you have 40l of diesel in your tank and the temperature rises 20 degrees the expansion will be 661ml and considering that this is unlikely to ever happen but lets use it as a worst case scenario You'd only have to drive 8 miles if you're doing 60mpg to cancel out this expansion. Petrol expands faster so you get 766ml which is 9 miles at 53mpg.

Now at this time of year the temperature doesn't even get above 20 degrees and I doubt the petrol/diesel is going in @ 0 degrees so this is very much the worst case scenario.

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/1973658-post14.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8064444AA6Flh2

No excuses now! I expect everyone to brim their cars now
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Lol Maxi you have thought about this much too much

Actually I have been trying, but even lifting the nozzle and caressing the pump handle as gently as possible, I still can't get more than a few more drips in once it's cut out.
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