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Old 20th October 2006, 18:21   #16
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OK.

Today my Swift was showing exactly half-tank (by the gauge), so I went a filled 10 litres.

After that the gauge has risen to just above the 3/4 level.
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So your guage is more or less accurate, since 1/4 tank = approx 30ltrs.

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Old 21st October 2006, 07:45   #17
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Once needle points "E" still 5 to 7 ltr fuel will be left, I always top it up once it reaches cut off, top up is always around 2 ltrs, I am using Shell premium which gives really good pick up compared with other trusted bunks in bangalore, this is my experience so far. Swift's Fuel gauge is mis leading for sure, since I always fill full tank always i an calculate FE every single time and its 11.5 without AC constantly. On higways its 16+ always.
I too am using Shell Super (Premium). It is good. I get an average of about 11.25 kmpl with AC always in city traffic. It is 14.5 kmpl on the highways, again with AC always.

I once tried with Speed 97, the experience as to engine smoothness and pick up was very good, but have not really checked FE.

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Guys my earlier question -
Is it a problem leaving the car out to dry with full tank for over ten days?
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Guys my earlier question -
Is it a problem leaving the car out to dry with full tank for over ten days?
Check out this post

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ight=dos+donts (Long-term Parking: Do's and Don'ts)

where it is suggested not to leave the fuel tank empty. I suggest to have 3/4 of the tank filled up.
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Well the true reason for the swift's fuel gauge to behave oddly is because of the shape of the fuel tank. It is shaped very slightly like the figure of an hourglass. So for the first 1/3rd part needle drops down slowly. For the 2nd 1/3rd it drops fast. And for the last part slows down again. I fill up when the fuel guage is exactly at E and fill it all the way till I can see it and not faced any problems till now.

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