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SL350 RUNNING OUT OF FUEL URGENT

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by shine, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. shine

    shine Senior Member

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    Just had a very distressed call from girlfriend, the SL has been stuck on the motorway for half an hour due to bad car smash not her, now very low on fuel, light now on, how many miles will the SL have to go before she will run out of fuel. urgent reply please.
     
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    One would imagine there are about 5-10 litres left, so maybe 20 miles or so. If she's static then switch the thing off.
     
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    Thanks toby1, Just passed the message on,
     
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    When my fuel light came on the other day in the SL, the computer said I still had 70km remaining (approx 45 miles?) . This varied according to how hard I pressed the accelerator pedal, so yes, definitely switch off. Of course that will not be nice, considering how cold it is ... :(
     
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    Better cold for a short while, they clear these accidents quickly if no serious injury.
     
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    Does the SL have the Rest function? Should keep the cabin warm for a while with the engine off
     
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    You are right oily switch off but girls dont like the cold and a frost here.
     
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    Ah, yes it does, I wondered what that button was for ! :smile:
     
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    Can't really see the point of telling her the mileage left. Either it will make it or it won't!
     
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    Ask her to try the "rest" button as Peter suggests - that may eke out the heat a bit more.
     
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    I think it might have a rest i know the S class has one
     
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    I'm still stuck on the Girlfriend 'driving' the SL part :shock:
     
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    If your lady presses the bottom left steering wheel button followed by the top left button.....possibly trial and error for her......but then the ''range'' should be displayed. This will fluctuate between stationary and moving slowly but the fuel reserve is fairly ''safe'' at about 10 litres......bottom line is that she has little choice but to stick with it.

    Mic
     
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    Mine's on the insurance - she loves driving it.
     
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    Miles left is meaningless when stuck in stationary traffic: it will be zero if the blockage isn't cleared in time. Switch off, press REST and be glad of having a car with such a function.

    Every week, I take my daughter to a piano lesson and sit in the car for half an hour usually watching a DVD. The REST function is great at this time of year: the car doesn't get cold.
     
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    I have had the "Range" on mine down to 0 miles, being stuck in traffic for a good 30mins on the motorway (turned engine off) then drove to the filling station near home some 15 miles away.

    ....running the engine to "stay warm" is pointless if you are about running dry. She will get even colder when it runs out and she has to walk to get a jerry can or is waiting for the breakdown.
     
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    Mine gets to drive mine when I have had a few pints;):D
     
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    If you know where she is, you could google to find the nearest petrol station, to avoid her running out. ;)
     
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    Cleverdicky the answer is...One sunny day Girlfriend said can i drive the SL to work and show all my friends, I would be very very grateful and do anything you want any time you ask me, she does and i am a very very happy man, but i only get to drive the SL at the weekends...
     
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    Same here - that way I can also make sure that the wheels don't get kerbed.
     

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