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Post by German » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 8:21 am

Just a random question..

Say someone bought a new car and they accidently ran out of fuel. How much damage would this cause to engine and should that person then put in injector cleaner to stop injectors blocking up?

Due to this person being an idiot, his name can't be revealed. :shady :lol:

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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 8:30 am

:lol: hahahahahahahahahaha :lol:

as far as i'm aware, just put more fuel in it and start her up... if its a new car, i doubt the injectors would get blocked...

i've done this multiple times for mates... and never had one of them breakdown...

it still amuses me that people can run outta fuel with these modern cars...

even when it says you've got 0kms left or its on the E line, they still have about 30kms left... :lol:
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Post by cGr » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 8:32 am

Not an issue, especially with a new car as there (shouldnt be) any muck in the bottom of the tank. The fuel pump has a filter anyway. Just fill it back up and you'll be laughing.

FTR - Your 'friend' had the same issue as one of my (proper) friends, if the fuel gauge on your friends new car is anything like the one on the old cars, they suck arse.

Edit: What is this doing in the performance section? :lol:

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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 8:40 am

thats what this forum has become... the most 'performance' based topic is about putting more fuel in the tank.. :lol:
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Post by cGr » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 8:46 am

of some 'friends', possibly new, small car :D

Speaking of which, why didnt you put your xr6 thread in the performance section? :lol:

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Post by German » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 8:50 am

Well this idiot didn't read the manual.

It's a digital reading instead of a good old needle. So when it gets to last block it begins to flash, the emptier it becomes the faster the flash.

Whats worse is, idiot broke down outside of red rooster on wynnum road and there is a BP servo 50m on other side of lights. :lol:

Was stuck in right light, out of all the cars that drove along, only 2 cars stopped to ask if he was alright.

2 out of 100 or more cars. :o :o

It was scariest moment, almost had heart attack thinking the car was already broken, damn you golf curse!! :lol:

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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 9:30 am

the xr6 isnt performance yet... no doubt i'll be asking questions in that area of the forum though! :lol:


at least you didnt run outta fuel on corro drive in peak hr traffic... i had to wait in my mates car and get abused while my mate walked up to the shell to get fuel... so fuqn embarrasing... even worse when its not your fault... lol

i ended up reclining the seat so no one saw me... :lol:
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Post by tipper » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 9:30 am

i ran out of fuel recently, in my garage of all places. I hate going to the service station and wait until i am nearly out of fuel before i do. this day the light had been on for maybe a day or so and i was driving home only to get hanged and go to the servo on the way to the gym. car wouldnt start when i got in to leave! pretty funny really.

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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 9:32 am

thats what my mate used to say... "i hate going to the servo"
ummmm, hate it or love it, its part of driving a car... :lol:
suck it up precious and fill up your car so you dont run outta fuel... :lol:
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Post by tipper » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 12:21 pm

nearly as lazy as you not doing your tax properly Ash. If someone paid me to go the servo I wouldnt complain!

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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 1:01 pm

:lol: nothing like it...

tax is of benefit if you take the time to do it properly...

fuel is a daily requirement...
its like not eating cause you cant be fucked chewing... :lol:
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Post by iano » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 1:33 pm

Lara's notorious for running the CRV right down to the last drop :roll:

And with 140k on the clock, it won't be doing the engine any favours. We've never let it run totally dry but it once began to misfire about 300m from the Mobil at Greenslopes. Since then she never lets it get as low anymore :)

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Post by Schmack » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 1:35 pm

Perhaps I am misinformed, however I was always under the impression that providing you always ran the tank down low, it was not a problem... because you never allowed the build up of crud.

I once put 40 litres in the mx5... I think it got down to well under 0.5ltrs remaining :D For some stupid reason those cars don't come with a low fuel warning light.
Hmmm.... really ?

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Post by iano » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 2:04 pm

Interesting point - makes sense :)

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Post by cGr » Fri 16 Jul, 2010 2:26 pm

German wrote:It's a digital reading instead of a good old needle. So when it gets to last block it begins to flash, the emptier it becomes the faster the flash.

Yep, exactly the same.

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Post by wagnzrcool » Sat 17 Jul, 2010 11:46 pm

hahaha thread of awesomeness!

your "friend" should just fill up again and go, quickly, sparing further embarrassment...
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Post by Eu-GenixX » Sun 18 Jul, 2010 12:01 am

i've pushed my cars to the limits... i think i put 66 litres in my 68 litre falcon tank once...

when the lancer gets low is puts a light on... then when it gets really low... you can't change the little screen... it just says "refuel" and you can't cycle thru the trip meter or temp guage or fuel usage screens etc.... just refuel..

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Post by Chaser » Mon 19 Jul, 2010 8:34 am

isnt running out of fuel in a deisel different to running out of fuel in a petrol driven car?
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Post by blv » Mon 19 Jul, 2010 9:13 am

yes, but with some diesels, they have a primer that is part of the diesel filter setup. This makes it easy to get going again, but some dont have this. They need to be primed from the tank, which can be very trickey.
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Post by Jesters13 » Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:39 pm

Tell your 'friend'not to worry German, I once did this but didntvrealise this was the reason why I broke down, until dad came and the first thing he looked at was the fuel gauge ahhh memories of the bluey!
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