JMB RetrofitsChris Nott
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Reserve?

  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South East London
    Posts
    20

    Reserve?

    hey peps

    I have 2009 sline 1.4T (petrol)

    When waiting to refuel i have my mile count down on the computer- thing is i will take it down to say 10 mils lefte before "run out" and need to fill up and the car is in theory empty but the manual petrol dial is only half way in between the 1st quarter red area showing some left to go?

    The thing that im woundering is does the refill warning light stay just static yellow it get to zero on the count down and your car will conk out or does it go to zero and then start using a reserve tank and then the refill light flashes? (this is what my prev car did)

    if this is the case what is the miles roughly... at mo the light comes on when i have 30miles left to empty on the count down clock and the car makes the refill bing noise...

    cheers

    p.s I dont fancy running it to empty to find out
    VAUXHALL NOVA 1.0 RIP
    VAUXHALL NOVA 1.3SR SOLD
    VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2SXI SOLD
    YAMAHA R6 - CURRENT
    AUDI A3 SLINE 1.4T - PART EXCHANGED
    AUDI TT BLACK EDITION 2.0T - CURRENT

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    jungleman's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW London
    Posts
    2,051
    im not too sure, but ive had my trip computer reading as 0 miles till i run out for 5 miles till i managed to find a petrol station. think it took a good 60-62lt of petrol to fill so i must have been right on the limit!!
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

    To Do list: Now that would be telling




    PM me for Weitec & KW coilovers

  4. #3
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South East London
    Posts
    20
    cheers i wont risk it any lower than 10m to be safe, sods law i go to p.station to fill up with 5m left and they closed!!!
    VAUXHALL NOVA 1.0 RIP
    VAUXHALL NOVA 1.3SR SOLD
    VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2SXI SOLD
    YAMAHA R6 - CURRENT
    AUDI A3 SLINE 1.4T - PART EXCHANGED
    AUDI TT BLACK EDITION 2.0T - CURRENT

  5. #4
    jungleman's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW London
    Posts
    2,051
    thats what happened to me, well i found one on my sat nav, got there and it wasnt there any more and to top that off i was running late for a family dinner.... was all very stressful! now whenever i hit 1/4 left i hunt down a shell station
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

    To Do list: Now that would be telling




    PM me for Weitec & KW coilovers

  6. #5
    heeman10's Avatar
    Audi driver since Dec 08

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    388
    I've pushed it over 25 miles past 0mi showing on the DIS, last night for example, as my gf cowered in the passenger seat awaiting a breakdown :D


    Danger is my middle name.
    .: 2005 Dolphin Grey A3 2.0 TDI Sport :.

  7. #6
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,502
    think the best i've done is 40mi... i've run this car dry once - had to push it 200m to the nearest petrol station. that was fun!!
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

  8. #7
    audicruiser's Avatar
    Audi Heaven

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    1,861
    I fill mine when it shows around 30 miles at the latest. The lower you leave it the more it costs to fill up!!!
    Scott

    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0T Quattro S-Line 2007 8P2
    Lava Grey, Exclusive Line Black/Silver Leather, Heated Seats, Bose, RNS-e, iPod, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior Light Pack

  9. #8
    HerefordQuattro's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Hereford
    Posts
    303
    running it to empty ends up pulling up crud from the bottom of the tank doesn't it?
    A6 Avant 2.5tdi Quattro Sport 220bhp 458Nm 6 speed Manual

  10. #9
    jungleman's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW London
    Posts
    2,051
    surly thsts just a myth coz the pipe that draws the petrol must be at the bottom ofteh tank, so wouldnt it just get pulled in anyway?
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

    To Do list: Now that would be telling




    PM me for Weitec & KW coilovers

  11. #10
    Audi A3 Sport 1.6 2006

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
    Posts
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by heeman10 View Post
    I've pushed it over 25 miles past 0mi showing on the DIS, last night for example, as my gf cowered in the passenger seat awaiting a breakdown :D


    Danger is my middle name.
    I love your style heeman10 :D also on my after the red gauge it says "R" which i would assume means Reserve doesnt it? so i dont know if it means when i reach the end of the red and it goes on the "R" if it is then using a reserve tank or not :S but im not gonna bother trying cause i have runned the DIS to 5 then for a laugh stuck 1litre of fuel (1.18.9) and the DIS said 0 xD haha

  12. #11
    PH1L's Avatar
    Gievf Buckets

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Posts
    3,863
    the light does change to red and as its a digital readout id doubt that there is any reserve fuel as youve no excuse since a manual gauge can be misread


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

  13. #12
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cleveland, North East
    Posts
    214
    Quote Originally Posted by HerefordQuattro View Post
    running it to empty ends up pulling up crud from the bottom of the tank doesn't it?
    I think this is a bit of a myth, maybe pre 1970's when fuel filters did not exist and tanks were made of crusty old steel.

  14. #13
    Stratts's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Upminster, Essex
    Posts
    61
    I just treat it as when the computer says 0 miles left, refill asap. I did this last week and put 52 litres in just after it hit zero. As i have a maximum capacity of 55 litres the car could easily have done another 30 miles + if I drove sensibly.

    The reserve is just a term for the last 5 litres in the tank. There is no reserve tank per se, but as others have said the guage is slightly inaccurate and I would just rely on the computer to guide you.
    On the driveway:
    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDi (140) Black Edition (Ibis White)
    Bluetooth/ Folding Mirrors / Storage Pack/ Rear Parking Sensors / Reversing Boot Mat / Deleted Engine Capacity / USB Connection

    Delivered on 5th November 2010

  15. #14
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    So hold on, if there's a further 30-40 miles left after the DIS reaches 0 miles my car must be more economical than I thought.
    Most I've got out of a tank is 280 miles before refilling, and that was done with the DIS showing 10 miles left. So potentially I could've got 320-330 miles out of that tank??

    Still pretty crap economy though.

  16. #15
    Audi A3 Sport 1.6 2006

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
    Posts
    72
    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    So hold on, if there's a further 30-40 miles left after the DIS reaches 0 miles my car must be more economical than I thought.
    Most I've got out of a tank is 280 miles before refilling, and that was done with the DIS showing 10 miles left. So potentially I could've got 320-330 miles out of that tank??

    Still pretty crap economy though.
    i would say depends on your driving style and if you got a heavy foot and do heavy breaking :S i dont know what car you got but my simple 1.6 litre (no turbo or nothing) does an average of 400miles to the tank, but i have gotten it down to 280 (driving like a you know what lol) but then on a long run from peterborugh just doing steady miles with no traffic i got just short of 500 miles to the tank :O so i deffently believe that if you want to save money while driving you got to change your driving style also i had a car full of gear doing that run from peterborugh so i dunno how well it do if the boot was empty haha

    Sean

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO