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Old 04-20-2019, 03:09 AM   #39 (permalink)
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You cannot always judge by fillup volume either.

When I got my previous car, a Nissan Almera with a 50 liter tank, first fill (with the light burning and all) took only 37 liters. I tried to get more in but it almost spilled.

So for the next fill I decided to go 100 km beyond the light. The first tank got 15 km per liter, so I should be safe, right?

At the filling station I parked it the other way round this time, with the filler neck at the high side of the very gentle slope. The pump clicked at 51.5 liter...

Turns out the Almera tank was prone to trapping giant air bubbles if the filler neck was low. Also, its size is just an estimate.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
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