how many fuel bars

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by mohammed khan, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. mohammed khan

    mohammed khan Junior Member

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    i just recently bought a prius 2010 in fiji islands. they are all japanese second hands. any ways i was told it has a 45 liter fuel tank. so how many liters of fuel does each fuel bar mean on the display and when would be the rite time to refuel. feed backs would be greatly appreciated.

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    Very roughly 3.5 liters per "bar," if it behaves like the US edition. However, it's not a consistent amount.
     
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    thanks for your reply so basically how many bars do i expect to see on a full tank
     
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    any rough idea how many km i can travel on just one bar of fuel
     
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    well 3.5-liters is about 40-45 miles x 1.6 = 64-72 kM (assuming you are getting 50 MPG which is good)
    but if it is like my Gen2 some of the bars are much less
     
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    Full tank is 10 bars. Empty tank is one blinking bar, it never turns off. When it first starts to blink, with a single beep, there is roughly 8 liters left.

    Note that the top of the gauge is not at the real top of the tank. Similarly, the bottom of the gauge is not at the real bottom of the tank. This is part of 'customer expectation management'.

    For more detail about typical low tank behavior, read the first post of this long thread:
    [WARNING] Running out of gas (Gen III) | PriusChat
     
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