Low fuel

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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai - J10 (2006–2013)

Post by Drew83 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:23 am

Hey all,

I drive a 2010 1.5 diesel.

Given the current situation with the “fuel crisis “ I have been unable to fill up.

I am now showing 3 miles on my dash. I am wondering is that 3 miles to engine running out or 3 miles till I hit the reserve tank? I tried to get diesel yesterday but everywhere was empty and I limped the old girl home. I have a garage about 2 miles from me hence my question…..am I 3 miles till I push her or is there still a little more left??

Thanks all

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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Post by andy2019 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:52 am

i would phone up the garage you have 2 miles away and ask them if they have diesel in yet so save you wasteing your fuel. i`d be also tempted to get a friend to fill up a 5ltr fuel can for you as your fuel is that low now you`ll start getting all the rubbish at the bottom of fuel tank been sucked up around you system.

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Post by DaveBerlin » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:58 am

Drew, I do not have a Diesel I have the J11B but from what I remember when the “Warning” comes ON what is stated is the approx mileage / Kms left. Once our Warning comes on I fill up to be on the Safe Side and eliminate the possibility of the sediment floating around. I thought in the UK you were all buying “Jerry Cans” 🙏
Attached are the comments on the QQ J11 if this helps - I hope you get some Diesel soon Dave 😉



11.19/1.3L/160PS/Tekna+/DCT/PrOPILOT/KAD Gun Metallic/Trunk Lower Finisher/Rear Glass Finisher/Ambient Lighting-LED’s Innen/Entry Guards Illuminated/Sport Pedals/Front Styling Plate/LED No.Plate/Chrome Door Handles/Rear Valance/Giacuzzo Alloys + Falken

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Post by Drew83 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:20 am

Hi Dave, thanks for this. I don’t have a Jerry can and can’t even find a petrol station near me with fuel. I usually fill up as soon as the light comes on. However my wife was using the car and neglected to tell me it came on. Went to go out Sunday and saw we were low….approx 40 miles left. Went to several petrol stations and no joy!

At least at 0 I will have some distance left! So if I get to a near and hit 0 I don’t have to worry about pushing. The only place I will go in the car is to a petrol station until I fill!

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