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« Reply #30 on: 02 May, 2011, 09:43:26 PM »

Hi Murf.
           Mine is the red Fire LX that has been at the AGM the last few years. I too use it as my daily commuting car. Answer to the range on a tank of fuel, I work on 350 miles commuting and 450 on a run but you may do better because my engine is a bit worn and isn't getting up to temperature properly these days either.

As to starting, I do two strokes of the throttle pedal, fairly full choke then turn the key. If you are bogging down pulling away from junctions then you are just putting the choke in too soon. Use the temperature guage to judge when to push the choke in and just experiment to find the right point for your car. Also I push the choke in in stages as the engine comes up to temperature. 

I have a small cache of Fire LX spares and will always be delighted to give help in any way I can. I am not very regular on the forum but you can get me on my e-mail, f.tierney@btinternet.com

Please consider bringing your Y10 to the AGM to save the committee the embarrasment of having to give me the Y10 concourse prize again!
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« Reply #31 on: 05 May, 2011, 12:01:59 PM »

Hi Frank, Thank you for the info about fuel range/ starting. I'm getting those sort of figures which is encouraging. It does seem daft though that the reserve light starts to flicker when the tank is still reading at least a quarter full.
As far as the starting proceedure is concerned I have learnt by trial and error over the last few weeks to do pretty much what you have suggested which has resulted in a slightly less lumpy start to the journey every day.
Touch wood all seems to be running well with the car at present but thanks also for your offer of help with spares.

Kind regards, Murf.
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« Reply #32 on: 08 May, 2011, 06:32:17 PM »

Hi Murf. I find the top half of the tank does twice as far as the bottom half of the tank which must be to do with how the sender works. On that basis the reserve light is comming on at a sixth of a tank rather than a quarter. It still gives you fifty or sixty miles range though which on my regular commute means think about getting some fuel tomorrow or the next day!

Frank
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« Reply #33 on: 11 May, 2011, 11:52:48 AM »

Hi Frank, Thats reassuring info as I too frequently go to the garage and taking one look at the queue decide to come back the next day in the forlorn hope that everyone else will be at home when I need petrol.

Best regards, Murf. 
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