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Old 24th December 2013, 17:37   #1936
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Guys, when the Storme hits the begining of the red zone on the fuel gauge, how many (usable) liters of diesel are still remaining in the fuel tank, say before the needle moves through the entire red zone and hits the end stop (EMPTY)???????
It is 10 liters till the pump fails to pick up fuel from the tank and the vehicle takes in air and stalls. However in cases of extreme emergency you can manually remove the air in the fuel lines and drive on for another 10kms.
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It is 10 liters till the pump fails to pick up fuel from the tank and the vehicle takes in air and stalls. However in cases of extreme emergency you can manually remove the air in the fuel lines and drive on for another 10kms.
Thanks bro. This is by squeezing and releasing that ambu bag type rubber bulb in the engine bay? How many times to do that?
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This is by squeezing and releasing that ambu bag type rubber bulb in the engine bay? How many times to do that?
Yes. Press it till becomes hard. That means that the air has been released and the lines are full of fuel.
How hard? Check its hardness when the vehicle is idling and you will know.
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Yes. Press it till becomes hard. That means that the air has been released and the lines are full of fuel.
How hard? Check its hardness when the vehicle is idling and you will know.
Press it only once or does it need to be pumped a few times (press-release-press-release) till resistance develops (i.e. it beomes hard)?

Also could you please take a look at this bro and give me your advice? Appreciate your help!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3327418 (Beastie winks at Snow White & Red Riding Hood. My Tata Safari Storme EX)

@stormerider - please check your truck for this too!

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Press it only once or does it need to be pumped a few times (press-release-press-release) till resistance develops (i.e. it beomes hard)?
Correct. Pump it like those blood pressure machines that you have till it becomes hard.
I will pass through Pune on the 26th and give you a live demo if needed.
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It is 10 liters till the pump fails to pick up fuel from the tank and the vehicle takes in air and stalls.
Wrong. The 10 liter must be a Scorpio specific thing.

I have done more than that, without stalling. When I finally filled, it took in a little short of 50. I have done similar late fills on my earlier Tata vehicles too.,
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When I finally filled, it took in a little short of 50. I have done similar late fills on my earlier Tata vehicles too.,
Scorpio is 15. Also, like I mentioned, you can drive for around 20 more kms which essentially translates to 12.
A little short of 50 on a 55 liter tank means around 7-8 liters.
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Wrong. The 10 liter must be a Scorpio specific thing.

I have done more than that, without stalling. When I finally filled, it took in a little short of 50. I have done similar late fills on my earlier Tata vehicles too.,
Thanks Condor!

If I set the Trip B to "0" when the needle hit the begining of the red mark and the amber light just started blinking, is the below possible?

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Yes, doc. It is possible,

I have been through that, and I have driven at a little lesser than level of fuel (as seen on the gauge). But do fill up, at the very least - as soon as you start feeling the misses.

Problem is that the fuel gauge is not linear. That's the reason for doubting.
The movement of the needle is slow when at full tank & towards empty. Very unlike my prev Tata vehicles (where it was linear through out).
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I went further than the photo I posted above when the needle was covering part/most of the short white line of the "E"

Never felt any misses - but I was driving gingerly and not in my normal style for fear of running out of fuel in the middle of the road on the way home from work.

Why did I push and not refuel on the way? I wanted to try the pump thing if it came to that.

So basically, as this is the first time I have pushed beyond the amber light, is it correct to assume that a Storme will go around 70 kms from amber light / red zone start to the final "E" mark?

If so, then it means at my normal mileage, that's around 6-7 liters.

But when I filled 400 bucks (6.5 liters approx.) once I reached home, having calculated and wanting to confirm the above, the needle moved up ad settled 2-3 mm behind the start of the red zone, with the amber light still blinking.

So I guess its as Condor has said. Non-linear movement and an inaccuracy of a couple of liters at best.
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Suggestion required: I am being offered 3K worth of accessories along with the car. Are there any sensible accessories at that price? Or is it better to take it as cash?
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Suggestion required: I am being offered 3K worth of accessories along with the car. Are there any sensible accessories at that price? Or is it better to take it as cash?
Go for the reverse parking sensors. Should cost you around 2.5K. This is the best you can get under 3K IMO.
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Go for the reverse parking sensors. Should cost you around 2.5K. This is the best you can get under 3K IMO.
Sounds like a good idea! One would have got it done anyways. Thanks a lot!
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It's quite sad to hear about such incidents with Tass. I am also facing some similar issues with Concorde although because of the fact that a lot of people there know me now, I am given some more attention than others.
Which Concorde are you talking about? The one in Mohan Estate?
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Which Concorde are you talking about? The one in Mohan Estate?
Yes that's the one. My trucks been going there since the beginning.
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