Little low on fuel

Wighty

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2016
Messages
10,703
Reaction score
7,974
Location
Sunny Essex
Your Mercedes
W211/E320cdi/2009 and CLK200k 2009
Excellent work . Lowest I ever saw was 6 km in France looking for a petrol station .
 

sl500amgsport

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2017
Messages
1,339
Reaction score
1,049
Location
Essex
Your Mercedes
SL500 2014
Wife has handed the SL to me 3 times like that, " oh by the way you might need to put some fuel in the car I think it is running low..." with a V8 and 1mile to our nearest Esso it really winds me up!

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
 

Wighty

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2016
Messages
10,703
Reaction score
7,974
Location
Sunny Essex
Your Mercedes
W211/E320cdi/2009 and CLK200k 2009
Wife has handed the SL to me 3 times like that, " oh by the way you might need to put some fuel in the car I think it is running low..." with a V8 and 1mile to our nearest Esso it really winds me up!

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
You want to get your Y fronts back off the Mrs buddy :D
 

sl500amgsport

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2017
Messages
1,339
Reaction score
1,049
Location
Essex
Your Mercedes
SL500 2014
You want to get your Y fronts back off the Mrs buddy :D
Well she did her usual with the fuel this time just below a quarter then wanted to take my youngest 30 miles to the shopping Centre for her Birthday, I told her she had a choice, take my daughter's Kia Picanto or if she wanted to use the SL she had to fill it up, suddenly she has learnt where the fuel cap is!

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
 

Uncle Benz

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 31, 2006
Messages
3,287
Reaction score
1,847
Age
50
Location
West Sussex
Your Mercedes
Mainly Mercedes
My ML goes down to zero, then (if like a fool, you keep going) it changes to a frontal picture of an ML with a fuel hose going into it.
 

sl500amgsport

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2017
Messages
1,339
Reaction score
1,049
Location
Essex
Your Mercedes
SL500 2014
My ML goes down to zero, then (if like a fool, you keep going) it changes to a frontal picture of an ML with a fuel hose going into it.
Air transporter on it's way?

Mine just presents the local petrol stations on Sat nav.

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
 

LostKiwi

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
26,455
Reaction score
15,903
Location
Midlands / Charente-Maritime
Your Mercedes
'93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240, 02 R230 SL500 (Malcolm Spec), 04 Smart Roadster Coupe
Lowest I've seen is 2 miles in the 210. That was after 10 miles driving like there was an egg on the accelerator. We were in France heading for the ferry and had been looking for a petrol station for the previous 25 miles or so!
 

SRE

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2017
Messages
199
Reaction score
102
Location
Norfolk
Your Mercedes
R230 SL500 2005
My bike counts down the miles until the fuel warning flashes up and then it just displays a fuel pump! When do I need to know the miles till empty... when I have a full tank or when I am nearly empty? Makes the whole range function pointless.
 

sl500amgsport

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2017
Messages
1,339
Reaction score
1,049
Location
Essex
Your Mercedes
SL500 2014
Lowest I've seen is 2 miles in the 210. That was after 10 miles driving like there was an egg on the accelerator. We were in France heading for the ferry and had been looking for a petrol station for the previous 25 miles or so!
Much scarier in the wild where you do not know how far to the next pump, at home there is always the lawnmower supply and spare car to deliver!

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
 

LostKiwi

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
26,455
Reaction score
15,903
Location
Midlands / Charente-Maritime
Your Mercedes
'93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240, 02 R230 SL500 (Malcolm Spec), 04 Smart Roadster Coupe
Much scarier in the wild where you do not know how far to the next pump, at home there is always the lawnmower supply and spare car to deliver!

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
Certainly is... Especially when the petrol station Google maps says is there isn't! Luckily we found one not marked on Google as we turned round. It was one of those little park at the kerb and the man comes out with a long hose to the pump types!
 

oigle

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2005
Messages
3,129
Reaction score
449
Age
80
Location
Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
Website
members.optusnet.com.au
Your Mercedes
Currently 2003 ML270. 2012 Nissan Maxima 250SL.
Just how accurate are these computers? My Maxima goes to empty and I've driven 50 or more km after that and still not empty. My Benz 2003ML doesn't have a distance to empty readout as far as I'm aware. Never seen it if it has and I've been under the red on the gauge.

Ian.
 

EmilysDad

Senior Member
Joined
May 8, 2012
Messages
9,948
Reaction score
3,339
Location
Bury Lancs
Your Mercedes
ML350
As above I'll readily drive with the gauge down to the red or very few miles to go if I'm around & about somewhere I know. I've seen a R Class on eBay & the dash showed a message along the lines of 'on reserve tank'. In 6 yrs I've yet to see the same message & I've been well in the red on occasion.
EmilysMum fills up with 1/4 of a tank remaining.
 
OP
V6Matty

V6Matty

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2012
Messages
7,450
Reaction score
2,082
Location
Newark, Notts
Your Mercedes
S212/10/E350(His) W169/2005/A180 (Hers)
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #16
To be honest it was my own fault it got this low, we went over to Lincoln for a nice meal and day out (company was paying as a thank you for some work I'd done) id noticed it was under quarter of a tank when we got in but thought it would be fine. I then did a couple of Italian tune ups as I've not driven her car for a few months which probably didn't help :rolleyes:
 
Last edited:

L John

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2013
Messages
2,819
Reaction score
537
Location
UK
Your Mercedes
W204 C350 Petrol Elegance
I remember my father running out of petrol just as we approached the petrol station, it chugged to a stop just outside the forecourt.
He put it in 1st gear and turned the key, then let the clutch out slowly, the starter motor took the car along the road and up the slight gradient into the petrol station and continued to the pump, the initial part had the engine firing the odd time giving a little help. We went about 20 yards.
After filling up, the battery still had enough to get the fuel through and start the car.
It was the first time I remember him impressing me and I thought wow maybe he could be someone I could look up to. There were other times he impressed me but I never had pride in him unfortunately, just less shame an odd few times. Just like Bart and Homer.
 

silestanix

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2013
Messages
894
Reaction score
282
Location
London!
Your Mercedes
97' C250TD Sport
Lowest I've ever gone in fuel was tonight... Not proud of myself lol

DSC_7189.JPG
 


Text: V4B offer competitive leasing deals across the Mercedes Benz range, we have excellent knowledge and experience on the Mercedes product and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.
V4B
Top Bottom