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post #4 of (permalink) Old 29th January 2006
Big Mart
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I've found the fuel computer a load of crap as it gives a false reading based on your average mpg, so if i leave the garage and go straight onto the motorway at a steady rate it will read roughly 40mpg average over say 20 miles home, and the fuel computer reads 400 miles to fill up. but if I then drive a couple of hundred miles at say 32mpg my average mpg will still show 37ish mpg and the fuel computer then says the fuel i have left is based on this when there is in fact less.
I regulary have 90ish miles left on the fuel computer when my needle goes into the red and the fuel light comes on, and as soon as the fuel light goes on the computer goes blank!

bit of a rant there!
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