Originally Posted by Swampy
Hello to All
First time on the weekend when we ran the JGC down in fuel so I was keeping an eye on the Distance to Emtpy.
The Fuel light came on when the DTE registered 80kms left and that was OK.
When the fuel got down to 58kms left, the Evic chimed and then displayed the message Low Fuel. After that the DTE KMs just went blank, did not register anything?
Anyone else had something similar?
yep, pretty much the same after leaving Bendigo on a full tank, towing the van poodling along over the Great Alpine road and not paying any attention to fuel - too busy enjoying the marvellous ride and the way it handled the hills.......
I don't run on the economy screen - I use the speed screen (because it has a habit of getting away even with the van on) and got a nasty shock when it went chime and showed 55k distance to empty, just alongside a road marker that showed 55k distance to Cooma. Anyway got into Cooma with 10k showing distance to empty (mine went all the way down - it was being watched VERY carefully!) and filled to brim with 88.7l. (790k for that fill with the 2.2t van through very hilly country - brilliant job.)
According to specs the tank is 93l so likely there is 4l odd that you can't access plus a little bit of fat in the Evic calculation.
My only consolation was the thing only had 4000k on the clock so couldn't have been too much crap in the tank to be sucked up into the filter.
I don't plan to do that again tho wasn't a nice feeling.