Fuel gauge reading

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Kyle93
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Astra Model: SRi Nav 1.6T 200PS
Astra Options: Intellilux, Parking Sensors, Winter Pack, Keyless
Astra Colour: Sovereign Silver
Location: North London

Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Kyle93 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:41 pm

Swagger wrote:How many mpg on average are you guys getting with the 1.6i 200 bhp engine. Mine doesn't seem to great.
I filled up my car for the first time today and reset trip A (also both the fuel gauge and app both showed fuel level as being full)
According to the car I've averaged 38mpg over 77 miles and that's with a mix of motorway and urban driving.
Sovereign Silver SRi Nav 1.6T - Intellilux, Winter Pack, Keyless Entry, Parking Sensors, Climate Control, Spare Wheel.

Paulch
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Astra Model: SRi Nav 1.6T (200PS)
Astra Options: Parking pack, climate control, spare wheel, towbar
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Paulch » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:44 pm

Swagger wrote:How many mpg on average are you guys getting with the 1.6i 200 bhp engine. Mine doesn't seem to great.
Hi

34mpg calculated using petrol receipts 42mpg according to the car.

Cheers

Paul
SRI Nav 1.6T (200). Parking pack, Climate control, spare wheel and towbar. Power Red.

Swagger
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Astra Model: Astra k. 1.6i sri turbo 200 bhp
Astra Options: Light pack. Driving pack
Astra Colour: Grey
Location: North yorks

Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Swagger » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:02 pm

I filled up, car has done 260 miles, online app says 4 gallons left, car shows quarter tank left which is less than 3 gallons but car is telling me I'm averaging 45 mpg, who or what do u believe

Finston Pickle
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Finston Pickle » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:52 pm

34 mpg based on receipts over the first 250 miles - mainly local mileage. I will be happy if it is between 35 and 40 mpg when run in and doing mixed local/motorway driving - and I am using the power periodically.

Recently 245 miles to Brighton cost £ 29 in fuel - one way with two up - so half the cost of a cheap train deal.

Now up to 970 miles and the engine is freeing up and it is also noticeable how much better the brakes are becoming.
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bjrkhlm
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Astra Model: 1.0T

Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by bjrkhlm » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:13 am

Filled the Astra up yesterday. The fuel gauge was dead center (1/2 tank). Doing 3 really slow clicks I managed to get 16 liters in.. The needle of course didnt show full. If the tank is 48 liters, then the first half of the gauge quals 1/3 of the tank. No wonder it first drops like a stone and then doesn't move.

bjrkhlm
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by bjrkhlm » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:02 am

Major update!

I've just got a call from the dealer. They will be swapping out my fuel tank and hopefully it will solve all my problems! Thankfully I was already booked for annual service next week and they will do the switch that day. Otherwise I would have had to wait at least one month due to fully scheduled mechanics!

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mattonecz
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by mattonecz » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:32 am

got 49,97 litres in today, without tryining to put in more. it really was almost empty as i was driving with flashing light for about 50KMs
1.4T 92kW, Enjoy - Dual AC, front and rear park sensors, 17"

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1900sr
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Astra Model: SRi 1.0
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Location: Lincoln

Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by 1900sr » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:06 pm

bjrkhlm wrote:Major update!

I've just got a call from the dealer. They will be swapping out my fuel tank and hopefully it will solve all my problems! Thankfully I was already booked for annual service next week and they will do the switch that day. Otherwise I would have had to wait at least one month due to fully scheduled mechanics!
Good luck with that, just had my tank changed and it does now read full on the app at 51 or 52 litres, but I'm sure it's still only got 48 in it. 1st fill after getting car back needle just below half, app reading 25 litres. Got 23 in, app showed 51 and full. I think at this point my maths is better than that of the car.
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DrStrangelove
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by DrStrangelove » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:12 am

I picked up the car with 5 km. They said they put 5L in and gauge was just above empty. Went to petrol station 2 km away and the guy poured in 44,43L. Gauge went to a little more than full.... we ll see how it goes down
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Chris
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Chris » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:36 pm

Finally got round to checking mine. Reset my Trip A when I filled up in Bournemouth last week and noted the mileage. Just filled up this evening and Trip A was at 39.3 MPG, but calculating it myself the true MPG was 35.1. Once I had filled up I checked on my app and the tank was reading 100%, so I don't have an issue there. My old vectra also used to tell me the MPG but I always just accepted it and never thought to double check, so for all I know that could have been out too. I was lucky if I ever got over 25 MPG in that over a whole tank.
Chris
Astra 1.4. Turbo Automatic Elite NAV with Drivers Assist and Parking Pack. Emerald Green

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