Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Northern Waitakeres, New Zealand
Fuel range calculation
Has anyone got info on how the range display on the remaining fuel is calculated?
The manual says it has a usable fuel capacity of 11 litres (approx) and a reserve of 1 litre (approx), it also says that the range indication comes up when the is down to the reserve level. So I was a bit surprised when the range indicator came on the first time, displaying about 80 km to go (ie way more than 1 litre left) - when I filled, I got 7.4 litres in, meaning another 3.6 litres or so left in the tank. I've filled 3 times now and each time, same thing, range comes on with about 80 km to go.
Doing some calculations myself based on the fuel consumption and the amount I put in, it would suggest that the displayed range is being calculated for the remaining fuel not including an approx 1 litre in reserve - giving a bit of safety margin. Does that make sense?
Anyone else got thoughts on this? What is the furthest anyone has done on a tank?
And while talking about refuelling - something else, when you stop for petrol, open the fuel filler cap, hinge it up backwards so you can put the nozzle in - it won't stay up out of the way, just drops back down to cover the filler neck.... grrrrrr (I will have to come up with a fix for this)