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    Help with bugeye fuel tank size please

    Ok so i bought my bugeye about 3 months ago and am totally inlove with my car. I cant really complain about fuel economy as my driving style various with the mood but i do get anything from 25,5 mpg to 30 mpg depending on how i drive.

    Now my question is this. What size tank should my bugeye have as all over the internet and all publications including the owners manual my car is supposed to have a 13,2 g tank but when i fill up from empty the most i get into the tank is no more than 9,68g.

    I have checked the tank for dents and i have also checked the breather for blockage but all seems fine. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugeye Scoob CT View Post
    Ok so i bought my bugeye about 3 months ago and am totally inlove with my car. I cant really complain about fuel economy as my driving style various with the mood but i do get anything from 25,5 mpg to 30 mpg depending on how i drive.

    Now my question is this. What size tank should my bugeye have as all over the internet and all publications including the owners manual my car is supposed to have a 13,2 g tank but when i fill up from empty the most i get into the tank is no more than 9,68g.

    I have checked the tank for dents and i have also checked the breather for blockage but all seems fine. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated
    2002-2005 USDM WRX had 15.9 gallon fuel tank (not sure if other markets had different size tanks). Sounds to me that you have a poor-reading fuel level sensor. Try running some Seafoam through the fuel tank.
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    Gallons are not a good idea because there is more than one volume that equals one gallon. I suspect you are both saying the same thing about the max volume of the fuel tank.

    You are both saying the tank has a max volume of just over 60 liters. This equals both 15.9 gallons and 13,2 gallons, depending on who is measuring -- but in either case it's a little over 60 L.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Gallons are not a good idea because there is more than one volume that equals one gallon. I suspect you are both saying the same thing about the max volume of the fuel tank.

    You are both saying the tank has a max volume of just over 60 liters. This equals both 15.9 gallons and 13,2 gallons, depending on who is measuring -- but in either case it's a little over 60 L.
    Yes yes, you are absolutely right. 13.2 imperial gallons = 15.9 US gallons = 60 liters (I made the edit after I saw the OPs location -- after my post). Regardless, we are dodging the point of the original post, the OP is reading an empty tank after only 9.7 imperial gallons (no good!)
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    My fuel indicator is pessimistic on the low end sometimes too though, especially if the car has just sat around for a few weeks. It's also optimistic on the high end, and falls non-linearly around midpoint.

    The real way for the OP to make sure there's no problem is to run the car dry, but I would not do that. I usually fill as late as possible, usually a bit past the point where I am beginning to worry, and I usually end up using less than 13 gallons as the US measures them. If the OP doesn't wait until absolute panic time to refill, I can see using less than 9,68 gals Imperial measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    My fuel indicator is pessimistic on the low end sometimes too though, especially if the car has just sat around for a few weeks. It's also optimistic on the high end, and falls non-linearly around midpoint.

    The real way for the OP to make sure there's no problem is to run the car dry, but I would not do that. I usually fill as late as possible, usually a bit past the point where I am beginning to worry, and I usually end up using less than 13 gallons as the US measures them. If the OP doesn't wait until absolute panic time to refill, I can see using less than 9,68 gals Imperial measure.
    or perhaps the OP may wish to carry a gas can, drive some country backroads when the fuel light is on (until empty), and determine just how much fuel is left in the tank.
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