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Old 14-10-2010   #1
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Exclamation Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

1st poll so if i do it wrong just keep with it
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1997 1.1L punto 55s
Been doing just over 60mpg so feul's not been an issue.
However, lately i've had a few issues. Most of which Mpg is now nearer 18 mpg.

I have around 1 gallon of feul left in the tank.
I need to make a 20-30 mile journey - normally i could make 3 trips (just) with what i have left.

IF i fill up before i get on motorway it will cost me 12 MORE than if i fill up at my destination. Money is tight At the moment.

Once i set off there is not a feul station on the way, so it's either before motorway or after....
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Re: Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

stick 7-10quid in before you go?
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Re: Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

how can your car be managing 18mpg. fuel leak?
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Re: Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

Ouch 18mpg? Thats like Sitting at the Rev limiter every single gear

Sounds like a Lamba Issue - its over fueling
At 18mpg Which ever way your wasting fuel

Also when low on fuel - its illegal to breakdown on the motorway with no fuel

So Just wack some in before you go - play it safe always

But get the Fueling issue sorted as well

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Re: Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

if moneys tight then fix the problem
@18mpg that motorway run is costing more than the difference in fuel prices

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Re: Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

Don't fill it; add just a minimum amount to assure not running out - then fill it at the lower priced source. Are you sure 18 mpg is correct? Are you doing the math correctly?
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Quote Originally Posted by fiat500prestopresto View Post
Don't fill it; add just a minimum amount to assure not running out - then fill it at the lower priced source. Are you sure 18 mpg is correct? Are you doing the math correctly?
thread is over a year old lol - i think he made it, either that or hes still sat on the motorway somewhere.....
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Quote Originally Posted by F1A7 5EICEN7O View Post
thread is over a year old lol - i think he made it, either that or hes still sat on the motorway somewhere.....
I made it
Mpg went up to top out around 80mpg, currently around 50mpg A lot better than when the HG was blowing
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Re: Fill up Start or End of motorway journey?

More fuel is better (extra weight = more momentum / potential energy to help with the hills and coasting ).
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More fuel is better (extra weight = more momentum / potential energy to help with the hills and coasting ).
Are you quite sure about that?
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