Checking fuel tank level without instruments

Discussion in 'Engine' started by darkchild101, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. darkchild101

    darkchild101 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How can i manually check how much fuel in the tank if the gauges arent working?

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    Auto-mobile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Drain it out.
     
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    darkchild101

    darkchild101 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I just want to know how much fuel is in the car so i dont run out
     
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    WOODYTHEWISE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I would play safe and fill up every 200 miles or so.
     
  5. jamesfuller

    jamesfuller Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Out of habit I always zero the trip when I fill up so I know the range just in case the guage ever packs up. Its a habit you get into with BL era Land Rovers:D

    Just fill it up and work out roughly wha you think you get to the gallon. Most Normal cars will do at least 300 miles to a tank. Play it safe and top up before then!
     

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