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Tiptronic
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I fill my car with petrol the gauge works fine all the way to the orange warning light.

Sometimes I just want to stick 20 in, so that I can keep the weight down Wink

When I stick 20 in an empty fuel tank, the needle just doesnt move off empty and the orange light remains on.

I have tried driving for 50 miles in the hope that the sendor works, and it just doesnt.

I cant really understan this problem, because if the gauge/sender were faulty surely they wouldnt work from a full tank to an empty tank.

Anyone else got this problem

Daz

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defo something amiss there. 20 quid should at least get you up a notch or so on the guage. Either that or you're using some right fancy/expensive fuel.

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no just regular unleaded,

I can live with it, just wondering if anyone else has similar problem

Daz

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you car is teling you to stop being a tight arse and to fill her up with all that jungle juice ! Wink

although maybe sid spanner aka malik may know.....


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes 20 is enough, the weight not the money Wink

It is either that or lose 3 stone Wink

And have been going to the gym for 7 months trying to shed the weight, and so far have lost only inches no weight Confused

I do this in the hope of posting better lap times Wink

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 22 May 2006

Sometimes 20 is enough, the weight not the money Wink
It is either that or lose 3 stone Wink
And have been going to the gym for 7 months trying to shed the weight, and so far have lost only inches no weight Confused
I do this in the hope of posting better lap times Wink
Daz

Ah yes, you've been putting on muscle Daz. At least thats what the gym going fatties I know claim Wink

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im hurt I am no fattie, not now anyway, however would still like to lose 2 stone.

However from a standing start of 15.5 stone (6'2" height) and a waist of 39" Surprised
in November I have managed to get

to a waist of 35" and a weight of 14.10 stone, so not bad, though a long way to go.

I think its the larger Evil or Very Mad

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to add one thing,

I now fit in clothes that I havent worn since I was 13 stone Confused

Go Figure

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh er, my post seems to have disapeared, so will try again.

I remember a 911 & PW drive in a C4s and they stated the same problem, it was either Tipler or Peter Morgan. They put some petrol in to test the gauge or orange light never went out. Turned out to be a design feature that meant you had to put quite a bit in before the light went out.

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's some good progress Daz. 14 stone sounds pretty good for 6'2".

This weight loss thing seems quite popular with people I know at the mo. A friend of mine from up North has just been voted slimmer of the month at his local weight watchers group for the third month in a row. He's very proud Wink
. However he says that most his fellow group members eat lard and drink 24 hours a day, so this is hardly an achievement.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a known issue and i have seen it with my car also.

As ssport says, once you get to the warning stage you need to give it close to a full tank before the sensor is reset. Not sure if thats a intentional feature or not.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly the same thing happened with me on Sat, nearest petrol pump was Asda so i only put in 25 worth, The needle didnt budge, but then i stopped the car for 10 mins, and when i came back all was ok!!

Was a bit worried at forst and thought perhaps there was a hole in the fuel tank or something.




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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 22 May 2006

Forgot to add one thing,I now fit in clothes that I havent worn since I was 13 stone Confused
Go FigureDaz

That would account for the dress sense then Surprised

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Rob J on 22 May 2006

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 22 May 2006

Forgot to add one thing,I now fit in clothes that I havent worn since I was 13 stone Confused
Go FigureDaz

That would account for the dress sense then Surprised

Are you saying that Daz was this weight back in the late 80's! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:

Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 22 May 2006

Im hurt I am no fattie, not now anyway, however would still like to lose 2 stone.However from a standing start of 15.5 stone (6'2" height) and a waist of 39" Surprised
in November I have managed to getto a waist of 35" and a weight of 14.10 stone, so not bad, though a long way to go.I think its the larger Evil or Very Mad
Daz


I am 6'4" and went from 18 Stone down 14.2, found that I had to exercise at least 3 times a week and follow the weight watchers thing. Am back up to 15 at the moment, and finding hard work not to eat.

If I can just get a fourth exercise slot in should drop off quite quickly. To be honest I find around 14.7 is easy to maintain without really worrying about what I eat. I really struggle to get below 14.

From looking at the BMI scale I could get down to 12 stone Surprised
and still be at a safe weith. Might be a bit stick thin though.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firstly thanks for the awnsers re the fuel gauge, if it is how it is, then it isnt worth thinking about.

Second,
With regards being fit, I train approx 5 times a week, running between 6 -10k each time, and then diffrent excersises.

If I could give up beer/choclate/crisps then I would now be down to 12 stone.

However I would probably have hung myself from boredom.

Daz

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Speed Freak on 22 May 2006

If I could give up beer/choclate/crisps then I would now be down to 12 stone.However I would probably have hung myself from boredom.Daz

Couldn't agree more - can't find the time to do 5 times a week though!

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I go lunchtime, and then work on into the evenings, however I have a little office in the house, which I can dissapear into on the lap top and get my work done.

Daz

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Beer/Chocolate/Crisps".....sounds a revolting combination! They're much nicer eaten independently of each other!

Marc
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which they mostly are, however not in moderation unfortunatelly. Wink


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