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how low can you go... fuel tank capacity

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managed to go 14 miles past "zero miles to empty" and then put in 12.5 gallons.

what is the most anyone has put in without going empty / after going empty?

wasn't trying to.. just turned out that way.
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I've not had the ST too close to 0km DTE yet, but used to regularly do it when I had the RS, because Ford didn't recalibrate things for the larger fuel tank in that model. Don't think I'd be game to chance it in the Fiesta, as I don't think its tank is bigger than the rest of the range...

On another note, that was an eye-opening read about condensation. Never encountered that one before...
Vaguely back to the original topic, I'm going to be driving from Brisbane to Sydney in a couple of weeks' time, and am really keen to see just how far a tank of fuel will take me, given it's mostly highway miles. According to Google Maps, it's 923km (573 miles) between city centres, so I'll see how far south I get before needing a top-up...
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You may have more trouble than most of us as gravity effects you differently.
Heck even your toilets swirl in the wrong direction.

Bahahaha! I'll do my economy run on the outbound trip then, because at least that's downhill... :p
I predict you get 565km.
Considering I got close to 600km out of my most recent fill, with a bit of city and highway driving, I'd say I'll manage over 700km. Here's an update from one of my friends, who did Sydney to Melbourne a couple of months back:

"Sydney (Bellavista BP Servo) to Melbourne (Mill Park) = 844kms total. I travelled 803.8kms + 7kms DTE before fill ip at Wallan BP. At 100kms DTE I travelled 745kms. My average speed was 103km/h with an average 5.5L/100km. I think a solid effort in the little fez. Keep in mind 35degree heat and various roadworks. My aim was to crack 800kms in one tank. 810km tank was done in 46.6L"
You could slightly over fill your tires too, maybe 45 psi?

If you are going that slow you might even be able to draft a truck but that is a bit dangerous.
Yeah, definitely not gonna do any of that. I get bored too easily going slow... :p
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