So what's your range for the petrol apocalypse?

So what's your range for the petrol apocalypse?

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LeeThr

3,121 posts

115 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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With what ive got the GTi will get me about 200 miles. The sad fact is if I was to transfer the fuel into my 1.4 it wouldnt get me any further just a lot slower.

uuf361

3,011 posts

166 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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About 400 miles in total - haven't bought any since the panic started - will get some when I get close to running out

Marlin45

1,094 posts

108 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Civic 300 miles
Bike 150 miles + 150 miles in reserve
LR1 250 miles
LR2 +500 miles (twin tank) + 1200 miles of backup fuel

That's before despiration kicks in and I touch the heating oil. Which of course I would never do.....

wink

Edited by Marlin45 on Friday 30th March 12:42

Marf

22,907 posts

185 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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300 motorway miles, 240 A/B road miles IF i'm lucky laugh

Good thing I'm off work for the next two weeks wink

VXED

346 posts

127 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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In the red now, so maybe 30 miles left. It's 60 miles to get home, so the sainsburys by work that had no fuel yesterday best had do today!

TVR keith

1,190 posts

166 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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If there is a fuel crisis (perceived or not) maybe a good idea to use less fuel.
1 I read that 40% of motorists never check their tyre pressures. Pump them up. Use less fuel, less tyre wear, less accidents.
2 Don't tailgate. You won't have to brake every 50 yards thereby saving fuel, brakes, tyres, chipped windscreens,road rage, accidents etc etc etc
3 Dump the junk in the boot etc
Of course many other ways to save fuel but these cost nothing and don't involve doing less miles

Dave Hedgehog

10,685 posts

148 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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this A6 is about 500-800 depending if i spank it or hyper mile

172ff

2,827 posts

139 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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28 miles. Currently playing petrol station roulette! I refuse to queue with the retards!

stuartmmcfc

6,912 posts

136 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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The focus and the xkr are full so the range is about 700miles.
The Wifes Smax has about 100 miles left and despite the fact she's the main bread winner she can fking walk to work before I give her the keys to the Jaag again laugh

TKH

395 posts

133 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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I'm going to struggle a bit but have a cunning plan

Countach 2 gallons = 16 miles
Vantage 3 gallons = 33 miles
RS4 5 gallons = 115 miles

So the fix

Just bought a Suzuki Burgman 400 so 3 gallons= 210 miles

And if I can siphon the others that's an extra 700 miles hehehehe!

SturdyHSV

Original Poster:

6,396 posts

111 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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TKH said:
I'm going to struggle a bit but have a cunning plan

Countach 2 gallons = 16 miles
Vantage 3 gallons = 33 miles
RS4 5 gallons = 115 miles

So the fix

Just bought a Suzuki Burgman 400 so 3 gallons= 210 miles

And if I can siphon the others that's an extra 700 miles hehehehe!
You have two very, VERY awesome cars (and an RS4 tongue out) thumbup

shoestring7

5,711 posts

190 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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BMW GS with the big tank full: 400miles
Golf Gti 1/2 full: 160miles
Porsche 911 in the garage: 0 miles as it currently has a cold start issue


SS7

Major Fallout

5,253 posts

175 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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About 3000 miles.

If I suck the fuel out of all the cars, lawnmower and generator. And stick it in the Di-blasi folding moped, 150mpg at 30mph.

Think I would rather walk to be honest!

STiG911

965 posts

111 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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VXED said:
In the red now, so maybe 30 miles left. It's 60 miles to get home, so the sainsburys by work that had no fuel yesterday best had do today!
Fuel Light Bingo!
Let us know how it goes!

Wild Rumpus

375 posts

118 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Wifes c3 picasso full = 500 miles
My Mini JCW just below half - 100 miles
Beach buggy will do 100 miles on a full tank, showing just below empty so maybe 20 miles...

getawayturtle

3,560 posts

118 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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I probably have under 5 miles.. the light came on quite a while ago.
Being the dynamic genius that I am, I went out to get fuel, got distracted, got some fish and chips then drove home again without filling up.

Arse.

jbi

12,188 posts

148 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Bill said:
jbi said:
70 litre tank as standard on the defender 110

Edited by jbi on Friday 30th March 10:26
It's 80l as standard, no? Depending how dented it isbiggrin
only remember putting 70 in mine before I started stripping the whole car apart... you may well be right biggrin

ash reynolds

401 posts

135 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Why have I just read this entire thread????

Marf

22,907 posts

185 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Dunno, why did you post?

Chas88

630 posts

110 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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I think I might be able to squeeze 750 miles out of my two cars if they are both full.