Arfur-tank

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  1. Dieselman

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    Driving home tonight I noticed the fuel gauge and mileage were looking pretty healthy, 405 miles to the halfway mark. I think this is my best ever for half a tank of juice.

    Excuse the poor piccy, it was taken with a box brownie.
     
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    Very good. I always find that the first 'half' of the tank goes a lot further than the second - something to do with the shape of the tank I guess.

    As you say, not the sharpest photo; there appears to be a trick of the light - it gives the impression that you were exceeding the national speed limit whilst doing close-up dash photography;)
     
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    A picture of your mileage at 131131 would have been nice to see as well, I mean.. c'mon Will sort it out
     
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    Impressive fuel consumption.

    What car is it?
     
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    And your speeding...naughty naughty ;)

    The fuel range will work on a moving average I would have guessed, so if you kept your speed the same on that gradient/road surface thats how far you'd get.
     
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    That is impressive on Arfur tank. That's 810 miles on a full tank?
    My best ever range between fill ups has been 811 miles. Looks like I have competition!;)
     
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    That was my thought, as well! hehe :D

    But 450 miles to half a tank!
    How big is the tank in a ?W210?

    I just about eek out 320 miles from a 70 litre in my petrol-engined E320 :eek: What a difference a diesel makes! :eek:

    Darren
     
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    How accurate is the fuel gauge DM? You've had the car for 10 years IIRC so does the gauge move evenly with fuel used. I only ask as I had a car which when filled the gauge wouln't budge for about 70 miles (and you could then fill it up with £20's worth) and then it would decrease very quickly there after. Usually reaching half way in 200 miles and empty in 350miles.
     
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    My gauge becomes useless once it drops below about half a tank, it can read almost half-a-tank when the reserve light is on. Seems to be accurate when it's above half full though.
     
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    This is mine after a longish trip. The needle showed half a tank when I set off.
     

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    It won't go 700 miles, let alone 800..:( Best ever so far is 628 from 77.9 litres. That's not the best ever mpg, but is the furthest before a refil.

    2/10 Must try harder..!!
     
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    I thought you meant:

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    It's supposed to be 80 litres but you can't fully drain it due to the shape. The diesels at this age had the smaller tank at 70 litres, same as the 200 petrol, but this one has code 915, larger fuel tank.
     
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    This fill saw about 65 miles before movement as it wasn't particularly rammed full, and yes the gauge is kinder for the first half but 350 miles was my previous best until now.

    It's now gone half another segment and only 60 miles. This segment goes about 100 miles, then the last one about 120-150 miles.
     
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    Speedometer inaccuracy...:p That's a true 70mph...down my drive.;)
     
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    That's not Arfur tank! ...That's an 'ole tank with a little redistribution:D
     
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    Does that make it an 'ole in yer tank..?
     
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    Nope! Couldn't cope with that wasteful leakage...I'm too mean!:crazy:
     
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    You have achieved some pretty decent economy figures from your car and I'm interested in whether you think the aerodynamic gain of lowering it has had any marked effect.
    In reality I'm thinking more along the lines of an aerodynamic undertray to reduce drag.

    Wahddya, think.?

    Still like this pic. Any update.?
     
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