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DIS / mileage left in tank question

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3_MCD, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. S3_MCD
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    can it be reset?

    broke down this evening, 20 miles left intanks according to DIS.... imagine how pleased and embarrased I was when AA put petrol in it and it worked!

    cheers, feeling bumb and blond.

    :)

    Thought I read it somewhere, couldnt find it in a search
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    I'm pretty sure it can't be reset, unfortunately.

    Had you changed your driving style just before you ran out?

    Reason I mention it is because the DIS calculates how far you've got left based on how much fuel you've used driving the last 20 miles or so. So, it's only ever a guide as to how far you'll probably get driving how you have been, if that makes any sense?!

    Mine seems no more accurate, although probably the other way, as a few times I've been showing 0 miles to go and haven't stopped! I've only ever managed to get about 58 litres in the tank too, which means there's still a few litres left in there somewhere. That's good though!

    I suppose in future you'll know that 30 miles to go means fill up now!
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    gutted!! I left mine to 5 miles the other night - won't be doing that again
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    normally its been spot on, maybe it just a wierd blip?!
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    [Apr 17, 2007]
    They have been known to be fault or inaccurate in the past, do you guys just like driving with the fuel light on?
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