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Old 09-03-2008   #1
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Do you still 'fill her up'?

As per the title. With the cost of petrol now, I can honestly say I don't think ive seen the petrol gauge go over the halfway marker for about 5 months now. Its certainly been a long time since i've filled her up fully from being 'empty'.

I hate to think how much it would cost? Somewhere in the 50 region I guess.

So, who's petrol metre on here has had the pleasure of reaching the 'full' line recently. Am I completely on my own on this with or ...?
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Re: Do you still 'fill her up'?

Ok, mine has been full once.....and the reason i do not fill mine up is not because of the ridiculous price of gogo juice in this country....no, its that the first time i filled her up, i lost it all because the GP has no cloody locking fuel cap .....45 straight down th pisser.
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Re: Do you still 'fill her up'?

Yeah I still fill up to max.
I usually let it go down to about 1/4 tank before refilling and never let it run for long if the fuel light has come on.
Costs about £35 from 1/4 to full for petrol.
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Re: Do you still 'fill her up'?

I usually fill mine up once a month (only use a tank a month at the moment). Used to cost around 30 (from 1/4 tank) now it costs more like 35-40. Stupid diesel prices. Saw it at 115.9p/litre earlier!!
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If you leave it to get to the empty mark where the orange light is on and you've got a range of about 30 miles it costs about 43 for the petrol to fill it completely to the top.
Do it all the time and pay by 'Visa' card.......hate stopping and getting petrol!
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Re: Do you still 'fill her up'?

Quote Originally Posted by AlanHod View Post
I usually fill mine up once a month (only use a tank a month at the moment). Used to cost around 30 (from 1/4 tank) now it costs more like 35-40. Stupid diesel prices. Saw it at 115.9p/litre earlier!!


Although i fill mine up every fortnight, maybe a touch less. I couldnt believe it one day when it got to over 40 and it just keeps going up and up.

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Ok, mine has been full once.....and the reason i do not fill mine up is not because of the ridiculous price of gogo juice in this country....no, its that the first time i filled her up, i lost it all because the GP has no cloody locking fuel cap .....£45 straight down th pisser.
Whats that got to do with filling it up to the brim, am I missing something here?

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Yeah I still fill up to max.
I usually let it go down to about 1/4 tank before refilling and never let it run for long if the fuel light has come on.
Costs about £35 from 1/4 to full for petrol.
I've wondered this before, is it safe to let it go down, I normally fill up to full from about 1/8 - 1/12 left, is this alright? Any fuel filling tips anyone has got?

And I fill up every 1.5 weeks, costs about £40 full.
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Quote Originally Posted by OCZedd View Post
I've wondered this before, is it safe to let it go down, I normally fill up to full from about 1/8 - 1/12 left, is this alright? Any fuel filling tips anyone has got?

And I fill up every 1.5 weeks, costs about 40 full.
Thats fine, you can run a petrol down to empty, fill it, turn the engine over a few times and it will run fine. A diesel is a completely different story, run that down to empty and it will need bleeding as air in the fuel system will prevent the engine running.
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Ah I see, cool cheers.
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Thats fine, you can run a petrol down to empty, fill it, turn the engine over a few times and it will run fine. A diesel is a completely different story, run that down to empty and it will need bleeding as air in the fuel system will prevent the engine running.
jtd's are self bleeding
fuel duty going up another 2p in april
i'm using bio diesel and thats just gone up to 99p L due to increase in methanol price

i use petrolprices.com to check on fuel prices
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Any fuel filling tips anyone has got?
Fill it up first thing in the morning - or when its cold outside. You'll get a little bit more for your money, something to do with the petol condensing (not sure of the technicalities of it though).
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Re: Do you still 'fill her up'?

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jtd's are self bleeding
fuel duty going up another 2p in april
i'm using bio diesel and thats just gone up to 99p L due to increase in methanol price

i use petrolprices.com to check on fuel prices
Didn't realised a JTD was self bleeding. Well most diesels require a bleed when run down to empty.

Not convinced by the petrol in the morning thing. The tanks are underground and therefore temperature remains pretty much constant.
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I put 40 in my Multijet Sporting every week. It was 30 when I owned a 1.3 Dynamic 6 speed! The computer suggests that I am getting 48 mpg, for the same journeys done at the same speed, instead of 58 with the 1.3. I read once that one should never run out of fuel because misfiring can cause damage to the catalytic convertor.
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Re: Do you still 'fill her up'?

Are all JTDs self bleeding? I always thought my W reg Punto was quite chilled out about being run till there was only 9 miles left on the range. The range dissappears at around 80 miles, but i just work out how far the 80 miles will get me on the mileometer and fill up around 10 miles before i reach that point on the mileometer.
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Whats that got to do with filling it up to the brim, am I missing something here?
Somebody syphaned it all, had i only put a half tank in, i would have only lost 20 worth.

Apologies if i made this unclear lol
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