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distance to empty
« June 06, 2017, 20:17:03 »
Parked up Mr's petrol GD while we were away, disconnected the battery.
Returned 2-months later, reconnected battery but ever since the DTE is way out.
Thought it might learn after a few tank fills but it hasn't got any smarter.
She used to show 800 to 830 at a fill, now it's 600.
Was showing 3-bars yesterday but only 88k DTE ???? then the yellow fuel light came on. Filled it up, took 40L to have fuel overflowing.
Thought they had a 50L tank so there would have been at least 10L left which would make the 3-bars correct.
The economy gauge is reading OK at around 5 to 6 L per 100, just the DTE has lost the plot.
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Re: distance to empty
« Reply #1 : June 06, 2017, 22:11:41 »
Could be the fuel sender unit in the tank. Is the i30 still under warranty?  Edit just realised you are talking about DTE not fuel gauge. :neutral:
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« Reply #2 : June 07, 2017, 00:32:11 »
Mine used to show 1100 before a year's storage while we were overseas. It now goes to less than 700. :disapp:
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« Reply #3 : June 07, 2017, 00:57:12 »
No warranty.
The DTE used to be the only item that was fairly accurate, all the rest were pure fiction. Never saw worse that 4.9L per 100, what a story !!!!
The 800-830 DTE was pretty close considering our driving conditions.
Seems they don't take kindly to being disconnected for long durations.
Ah well can live without that info, fuel gauge still seems OK.
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« Reply #4 : June 07, 2017, 03:42:29 »
Mine used to show 1100 before a year's storage while we were overseas. It now goes to less than 700. :disapp:

Are you serious? Is that with a reset,  straight highway run of more than 1100K and a refill? :matrix:

I've achieved over 1100k once and I've never seen DTE go that high. Maybe high 700 to just over 800.

I know it recalibrates anyway in the my FD when it has a nonsense figure for DTE when clearly there's plenty of fuel left
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« Reply #5 : June 07, 2017, 07:24:18 »
I'll have to give it a try on our next run to ADL and back. :goodjob:
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« Reply #6 : June 07, 2017, 07:37:44 »
I'll have to give it a try on our next run to ADL and back. :goodjob:

It's a funny feeling driving Mel - Adl with fuel to spare. I think I got the auto down to 5.1 avg, showed 4.9 at one stage. That's doing a reset after a fill and straight onto the HWY.
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« Reply #7 : June 08, 2017, 02:26:43 »
I'll have to give it a try on our next run to ADL and back. :goodjob:

It's a funny feeling driving Mel - Adl with fuel to spare. I think I got the auto down to 5.1 avg, showed 4.9 at one stage. That's doing a reset after a fill and straight onto the HWY.
The old Commodore always needed a refuel stop somewhere along the way, which was annoying because I didn't. Now I do the runs non-stop with two week's worth of city Diesel to spare. :happydance:
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« Reply #8 : June 08, 2017, 03:41:20 »
I'll have to give it a try on our next run to ADL and back. :goodjob:

It's a funny feeling driving Mel - Adl with fuel to spare. I think I got the auto down to 5.1 avg, showed 4.9 at one stage. That's doing a reset after a fill and straight onto the HWY.
The old Commodore always needed a refuel stop somewhere along the way, which was annoying because I didn't. Now I do the runs non-stop with two week's worth of city Diesel to spare. :happydance:

202 I 'm guessing?
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Re: distance to empty
« Reply #9 : June 08, 2017, 04:58:46 »
2850 blue (VH), 187 in the ancient measure.
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« Reply #10 : June 08, 2017, 05:12:13 »
2850 blue (VH), 187 in the ancient measure.
C'mon. You're not fooling me. I know it's a long time ago but 186 would be a known measurement for those old blocks but 2850 will equate to 173 cu in
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« Reply #11 : June 08, 2017, 05:17:06 »
2850 blue (VH), 187 in the ancient measure.
C'mon. You're not fooling me. I know it's a long time ago but 186 would be a known measurement for those old blocks but 2850 will equate to 173 cu in
Oops, I meant 173  :-[
It's been a while, OK? :foottap:
Besides, I had the Renault 21 Estate in the UK and the Renault Fuego when we came back, so the Commodore was 4 cars ago! :TutTut:

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« Reply #12 : June 08, 2017, 05:20:11 »
2850 blue (VH), 187 in the ancient measure.
C'mon. You're not fooling me. I know it's a long time ago but 186 would be a known measurement for those old blocks but 2850 will equate to 173 cu in
Oops, I meant 173  :-[
It's been a while, OK? :foottap:
Besides, I had the Renault 21 Estate in the UK and the Renault Fuego when we came back, so the Commodore was 4 cars ago! :TutTut:

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Re: distance to empty
« Reply #13 : June 08, 2017, 05:25:16 »
 :crazy1: Not the Sunbird!
Wasn't that also the Starfire 4-cyl in the VB? :disapp:
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« Reply #14 : June 08, 2017, 05:42:40 »
:crazy1: Not the Sunbird!
Wasn't that also the Starfire 4-cyl in the VB? :disapp:

I think up to about VC , maybe early VH they had that. I remember a wagon with one, gawd awfully gutless.

The Sunbird would have been an awesome car with a 308. We had one of the last UC with an opel before "STARFIRE" EVen more incredible was Toyota engine shared that dog in a Corona  :whistler:
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« Reply #15 : June 08, 2017, 05:47:11 »
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