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Old 05-06-2012, 06:45 PM
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Distance to Empty

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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?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:30 PM
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Re: Distance to Empty

Haven't been game to push the envelope on fuel. The last time I tried was back in the 90's, I was on a freeway and ran out. Vowed I wouldn't temp fate again!

DTE is always rule of thumb and always based on prevailing conditions and driver behaviour. Even when it shows 80km you actually have 100km or 60kms, who knows.

I've seen the 80km warning but have not pushed it to where you have. The "blank" is probably more of a psychological ploy to get you to fill up sooner than later. I wouldn't be playing "deal or no deal" at that stage. Plus you don't want all the accumulated gunk resting at the bottom of your tank being suck through your lines.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: Distance to Empty

does the same on my WK1
alltho i think around 40km left it just says low fuel
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Re: Distance to Empty

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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.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:13 PM
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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.
At least yours went all the way down. My DTE just went blank.

I wonder what happens with the diesel if you run out fuel? Years ago, on the farm, you had bleed the injectors etc. etc. Surely that is not the case any more. While I do not usually push the limit, accidents can happen when remote, head winds etc...
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:54 AM
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Re: Distance to Empty

This is what Jeep AU sent me when I asked the question:
"The new 2011 WK Grand Cherokee's now have a self bleeding system so that if you do run out of fuel, you will no longer require bleeding the system prior to operating your vehicle."
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This is what Jeep AU sent me when I asked the question:
"The new 2011 WK Grand Cherokee's now have a self bleeding system so that if you do run out of fuel, you will no longer require bleeding the system prior to operating your vehicle."
Thanks for that. Nice to know.

I wonder if that is a feature of all Common Rail diesels or just the JGC?
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Re: Distance to Empty

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Haven't been game to push the envelope on fuel. The last time I tried was back in the 90's, I was on a freeway and ran out. Vowed I wouldn't temp fate again!

DTE is always rule of thumb and always based on prevailing conditions and driver behaviour. Even when it shows 80km you actually have 100km or 60kms, who knows.

I've seen the 80km warning but have not pushed it to where you have. The "blank" is probably more of a psychological ploy to get you to fill up sooner than later. I wouldn't be playing "deal or no deal" at that stage. Plus you don't want all the accumulated gunk resting at the bottom of your tank being suck through your lines.
Don't worry about gunk getting sucked up from the bottom of the tank, cause thats where the pick up is, empty or full makes no difference, if there's something there it'll get sucked up....
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Re: Distance to Empty

Just last week heading into Broken Hill about 80km out the low fuel light flashes up at that stage I had 90km on the DTE, about 50km the the chimes went and lost the DTE display.
I manage to crawl into town towing our van finding the first service station, I put in just over 89 ltrs. That was too close for comfort for me but I must say that the DTE display worked well.
BTW im running the Hemi
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Re: Distance to Empty

Run it down all the way.
Leonora power was down 200km DTE Menzies is 110km.
Into Menzies unmanned servo phone line is down no fuel.
DTE just gone blank 145km to Kalgoorlie. Thought 80km left in the tank wife can drive 65km with jerry can.
Got all the way to Kalgoorlie and filled up 95Lt.
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You must have been running on a oily rag DH. I bet you turned off the A/C and dropped your speed
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Nope just kept going, knowing there is a jerry can of fuel in my trailer at home.
And wife has a full tank.

More shit scared of making the phone call to my wife.
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