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Nick Jones
December 27, 2017, 11:03pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Paula


Oh that's not much is it?
Must purchase a jerry can!


Generally enough in the UK where filling stations are (even now) quite plentiful.  In rural France however........ we've had some close calls!

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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Pete Lewis
December 28, 2017, 8:03am Report to Moderator

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If you top up when it gets down to a 1/4 you can go driving for over 50 years and never runnout

nothing clever but the gauge tells you , the brain engages and you top up .   Theres a plan

in all my years of driving only ran out once on a test run buying a new car
which was knocking on empty to start with,  sales guy had to leg it ,   red faced
Happy new year
pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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Rosbif
December 28, 2017, 10:40am Report to Moderator

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My wife had a Citroën C3 some years ago that she ran for 47000 kms without having to top it up. Mind you I did quite often  


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"If it isn't broken don't fix it" - where's the fun in that?
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Paula
December 28, 2017, 11:20am Report to Moderator

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Well i made it home last night. The needle is now bang on E.
Should make for an interesting drive to the petrol station!
Who needs extreme sports!?


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JohnD
December 28, 2017, 1:37pm Report to Moderator


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For a few pennies, you can buy a pump to extract what is left in the tank, scavenging as much as possible by probing around with the spout: https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Vehicle-Fluid-Extractor-Pumps/179508/bn_1629906?rt=nc&_sop=15

What would be left would be insignificant, and would give a better-than-ballpark volume left at "E".
JOhn


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Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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nang
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And then you would pick up all the rubbish in the bottom of the tank and your car would stop anyway
Tony.


If all else fails-Read the Instructions! ��Wairoa
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poppyman
December 28, 2017, 10:29pm Report to Moderator
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I have got to say, that all fuel pick up pipes pick up from the bottom of the tank ;)
If they only picked up from the top half......
Bar room mechanics and all that.
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JohnD
December 28, 2017, 11:55pm Report to Moderator


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A fuel filter costs pennies too.


Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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Stuart Wilson
December 29, 2017, 1:54pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Pete Lewis
If you top up when it gets down to a 1/4 you can go driving for over 50 years and never runnout

nothing clever but the gauge tells you , the brain engages and you top up .   Theres a plan

in all my years of driving only ran out once on a test run buying a new car
which was knocking on empty to start with,  sales guy had to leg it ,   red faced
Happy new year
pete



Agree, simple really. The fuel gauge doesn't work at all in my TR7 I've never run out in it and managed two RBRR, a week long trip in Ireland, a trip to Scotland and a trip to Essex. Yes I may top up more than I need to but not worth the risk.

I've also run out while on a test drive though it did die on a the petrol station forecourt. The salesman wasn't with us but was very red faced when we got back and produced the receipt for the fuel we'd had to buy.


1982 TR7 FHC "Sprint"
Moss Roadster - upgrade now in progress
1985 Yamaha FZ750 -- looking to replace with something new
1997 Vauxhall Calibra 2.5 V6 in need of a little TLC -- looking to sell it
2000 Porsche Boxster S -- mid life crisis?  
2004 Skoda Superb 1.9TDI 130 Auto
Vauxhall Nova 1.6 16v stage rally car - NOW SOLD
1988 Vauxhall Nova 1.2 merit (now stored inside, future classic?)
You can never have too many toys!!

2012 RBRR  TR7 "Sprint" car 16 (completed)
2014 RBRR Moss Roadster car 72 (retired)
2016 RBRR Moss Roadster TR7 "Sprint" car 123 (completed)
2018 RBRR Moss or TR7 --- choices
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daver clasper
December 29, 2017, 4:54pm Report to Moderator
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I guess a bendy stick could be used to get a rough idea
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Paula
December 30, 2017, 8:16pm Report to Moderator

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Well i left it as long as i dare. It was well under E and i'd done 100 miles around town. I filled up and it only took 25 ltrs.
Also when i filled it up the needle went to about 3/4 of a tank.
I've ordered a 12v Voltage regulator to swap with the 10v one. I'll see how that goes!
Bendy stick on order!


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Paula
December 30, 2017, 8:18pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Stuart Wilson



Agree, simple really. The fuel gauge doesn't work at all in my TR7 I've never run out in it and managed two RBRR, a week long trip in Ireland, a trip to Scotland and a trip to Essex. Yes I may top up more than I need to but not worth the risk.

I've also run out while on a test drive though it did die on a the petrol station forecourt. The salesman wasn't with us but was very red faced when we got back and produced the receipt for the fuel we'd had to buy.


I think it's because i fixed the speedo that i really want the 'full house' of all gauges working properly.
It's so close!


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Paula
December 30, 2017, 8:23pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from JohnD
For a few pennies, you can buy a pump to extract what is left in the tank, scavenging as much as possible by probing around with the spout: https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Vehicle-Fluid-Extractor-Pumps/179508/bn_1629906?rt=nc&_sop=15

What would be left would be insignificant, and would give a better-than-ballpark volume left at "E".
JOhn


Nice!


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yorkshire_spam
December 30, 2017, 8:28pm Report to Moderator

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Well i left it as long as i dare. It was well under E and i'd done 100 miles around town. I filled up and it only took 25 ltrs.
Also when i filled it up the needle went to about 3/4 of a tank.
I've ordered a 12v Voltage regulator to swap with the 10v one. I'll see how that goes!
Bendy stick on order!


I think the sender might need "adjusting"?
Tank capacity is about 38 litres empty to full isn't it?
So by the sound of it your float on the end of the sender wire is unable to travel fully down?
My Spitfire had the opposite issue - showed 1/4 tank when it was empty, a bit of experimentation and bending of the sender "arm" soon sorted that out.
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Paula
December 30, 2017, 9:44pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from yorkshire_spam


I think the sender might need "adjusting"?
Tank capacity is about 38 litres empty to full isn't it?
So by the sound of it your float on the end of the sender wire is unable to travel fully down?
My Spitfire had the opposite issue - showed 1/4 tank when it was empty, a bit of experimentation and bending of the sender "arm" soon sorted that out.


That didn't occur to me at all!


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