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Re: Stupid Question About Filling Up...

Im in the same boat as you, I always fill my tank to the brim every week and replace what I've used the next week etc.

It's probaby not great for the mpg of the car due to the extra weight. But I've always done it, so its a habit that I'll never get out of.

My missus used to let her cars get low, and when she got a Xsara Picasso (electronic fuel gauge) she let it get low. The car said she two bars of fuel left, but when she next went to start it up the car said low fuel and wouldnt start due to not enough petrol in it ! Guess who has to go and rescue her with a jerry can of fuel ! She's learnt her lesson now !

I'd rather know I've got plenty of fuel in that risk running out of fuel due to a dodgy fuel gauge.
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