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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by broomhilda, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. broomhilda

    broomhilda Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
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    On our 2000 550...From flikkering-empty fuel guage to stall-will NOT restart---48 miles..

    Then it took 25.8 to fill (did not top off ).

    Manual says 30 gallons capacity.

    We get around 10 mpg in town and 14 hiway.
     
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  3. McLaren_boy

    McLaren_boy Formula Junior

    Nov 21, 2003
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    10mpg, *cough* :D

    I've had a similar occurrence with my car, the manual seemed very
    optimistic about the size of the gas tank, over-rating it by almost 5
    gallons. I haven't driven my car to a dry tank, but the needle has
    gotten down into the red zone, which was close enough to empty
    for me.

    Well, I fly airplanes occasionally and we have to take into account
    the fuel that collects at the bottom of the tanks, about 3 gals which
    is unusable, but that is in a plane with 56 gals of total capacity and
    not 30. Also it's an airplane so it doesn't really correspond to
    Ferraris...
     
  4. bobafett

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  5. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    guys - i don't know how ferrari does their gas tanks, but in most cars, running the tank to near empty is usually not encouraged.

    this might be a "record" of dubious distinction, gents.

    doody.
     
  6. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran
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    Like I said in the other thread...I love science, data, and you guys, but I love my fuel pump more ;^) Glad I filled at 40mi, extra 8 miles @10mpg makes it .8g, added to my 25.0=25.8g...WOOHOO, clinical correlation!!

    I think the vapor collection system precludes fast top offs, so pack a lunch and try to to off your tanks, kids. You can get 2+ g in after click-off.

    Guess we're all members of FOO:Friends of OPEC.
     
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  8. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Lee: will have to try getting in an extra 2 gallons next time. I always stop at the first click.

    Doody: it's only money... :D

    --Dan
     
  9. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran
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    Yeah, Doody...I'm spending as fast as I can...are you doing your part?? LOL maybe we can get the mad turk to look in his tank with a match and see how much more it'll hold(See speeding ticket threadfor more info LOL)

    Lee
     
  10. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran
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    That only works with weapons...
    Lee
     
  11. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    You can't be sure of that one either... :D

    Doody: I was thinking of another competition: he who gets the most expensive fill-up. But then Lee would go out, drain down to -100 miles, and then fill it up with 100 octane @ $4/g. :D

    --Dan
     
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  13. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran
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    AND leave it idling while I did so...parked on a downhill left camber too....
    8^0

    Lee
     
  14. mike550

    mike550 Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2003
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    I filled up today - 21.29 gallons at $2.699 a gallon on I-5 on the way from SF to LA. Total $57.46. Is this a record for a fill-up on normal fuel?

    I couldn't believe the price on I-5. Highway robbery
     
  15. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Lee: :D

    Mike: hugely surprising. Local Chevron (92 & Polhemus) is just under $2. 2.70 is quite the spread... BTW, how long are you down in LA for?

    --Dan
     
  16. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran
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    We still have cheap gas here even at that price, sadly. Guess i'll have to try harder to fill up, hold record.... Strong work, Mike. Friends of OPEC are proud of you...

    Lee
     
  17. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Heck, all I know is I can make it to Vegas on a tank but need to fill it up half way to the Bat Area. Never did have a car where the gas gauge was worth more than a bucket of spit.

    Happy Thanksgiving All!
     
  18. rico

    rico Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    You guys are lucky!

    £4 a gallon here and thats on a good day!!!!!
     
  19. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Tonight the light came on. I stop and filled up. 22 galloons.

    Now I get to go some more.

    Fun!
     
  20. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2009
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    When I replaced my fuel pumps the car took 30 gallons from dead empty to full. as you know I drive It all the time and 30 gallons is correct.
    Have a great holiday season
    Cheers
     
  21. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Bill- Might be a new record: reviving a 14 year old thread. The 550 holds more than the 575M, at least US versions.
     
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  22. ferraridriver

    ferraridriver F1 Rookie
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    If you pump it out on level ground until the pumps no longer pick up fuel there's almost 5 gallons left.

    There's always going to be over 4 gallons left when you run out of fuel. Not the brightest design.
     
  23. wbklink

    wbklink F1 Rookie

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    Hahaha Terry, Not the first time I've done that, this new site is a little confusing and I never bother to look at the date :)
     
  24. G. Pepper

    G. Pepper Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I usually never let my tanks get anywhere near empty, but I was in the boonies with the 456 once and put 20 gallons in when I finally found a station. The last ten miles were... uncomfortable.
     
  25. G. Pepper

    G. Pepper Two Time F1 World Champ
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    OMG, I didn't even notice that! :)
     

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