Find Out How Far You Can Drive Your Car on Empty - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By LeonardoDaBenz
  • 1 Post By Avel Du
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 01-19-2017
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 92,473
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 478 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6619 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,255
Thanked 11,166 Times in 8,511 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Find Out How Far You Can Drive Your Car on Empty

Don't look for Mercedes on this list



Your gas tank is nearing empty, your phone is low on battery, and you've only got the sporadic road sign to guide you to the next gas station...

It's an anxious spot to be in, but know that car manufacturers don't mark the E with the very final dregs of your tank.

The distance you can travel on empty depends on the kind of car you're driving, and automotive company Your Mechanic broke down exactly how long you can ride that empty status before losing steam.

Now, we don't recommend driving your car on emptybetter to safely refuel before you hit a quarter tankbut when you're in a pinch, any peace of mind is a good thing.

Your Mechanic pulled the top-selling vehicles in 2015 and shared how many miles you can still drive after hitting that empty signal:

Chart here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/far-drive...175401084.html


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 01-19-2017
Super Moderator/RoTMorganiser

 
Avel Du's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wirral, England
Vehicle: 2007 SLK55AMG
Other Toys: SLK350/C200AMG(Bluebadger),MK I Nissan Murano (2008), Honda VFR 800 FiW (1998), CB400four f2 (1978)
Posts: 23,811
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 283 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2346 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,018
Thanked 1,517 Times in 1,401 Posts
Garage
When I checked the Murano it was doing hundreds of miles on empty.


Every time she said the tank was empty I'd check and fix.
400 miles later the warning missus would remind me that it is still empty.


Go figure.

Myk
(Moderator/Ride of the Month Coordinator)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



Useful R170 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R171 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R172 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Avel Du is online now  
#3 Old 01-19-2017
Moderator

 
LeonardoDaBenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Near Toronto, Ontario
Vehicle: 2012 SLK55 AMG "SCHWARZIE"
Other Toys: Magnum RT and an ugly Civic
Posts: 10,644
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 80 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1089 Post(s)
Thanks: 392
Thanked 633 Times in 594 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avel Du View Post
Every time she said the tank was empty I'd check and fix.
400 miles later the warning missus would remind me that it is still empty.
Wish my bottle of whiskey had that warning gauge
Avel Du likes this.
LeonardoDaBenz is online now  
#4 Old 01-19-2017
Super Moderator/RoTMorganiser

 
Avel Du's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wirral, England
Vehicle: 2007 SLK55AMG
Other Toys: SLK350/C200AMG(Bluebadger),MK I Nissan Murano (2008), Honda VFR 800 FiW (1998), CB400four f2 (1978)
Posts: 23,811
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 283 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2346 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,018
Thanked 1,517 Times in 1,401 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeonardoDaBenz View Post
Wish my bottle of whiskey had that warning gauge

Same here.


Someone worked her way through my whisky collection.


And complained that they didn't really like them!


How to put salt in an open wound.
DAVIETHESCAFF likes this.

Myk
(Moderator/Ride of the Month Coordinator)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



Useful R170 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R171 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R172 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Avel Du is online now  
#5 Old 01-20-2017
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Alberta, Canada
Vehicle: 2001 SLK 230 KOMPRESSOR
Other Toys: Too many bad habits.
Posts: 22
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
I generally run the first tank out on a newly acquired (gasoline) vehicle with a container of gasoline in the trunk, for later reference in emergencies. You can often go a long way with "zero" fuel!
alberta.canada is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car Thieves Cloning More VINs From Stolen Cars Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 6 07-06-2017 02:18 PM
Drive Kit Plus -- Practical Experience & Review BertL SLK R172 General Discussion 3 06-13-2015 09:33 PM
My R172 Test Drive Experiences Valkirk SLK R172 General Discussion 16 09-13-2011 06:18 AM
Finally bought one boogie SLK R171 General Discussion 16 08-11-2009 01:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.