[?] How many fuel left in tank when fuel lamp is on?

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Hello, can anyone tell how many liters of fuel is in the tank when C3 2003 beeps and warns about low fuel level (when fuel light goes on).
With my petrol car i could ride another 100km when there was warning light, im curious how many with this one :)

thanks.
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Mine is set to 6 litres as seen in the lexia screen capture. But I always top it up as soon as I can when the fuel light comes on because its only the cars' interpretation of 6 litres. (HDi 1.4).
fuel light warning level on a Citroen C3 HDi 1.4
fuel light warning level on a Citroen C3 HDi 1.4


The 2006 manual says:
Citroen C3 User Manual wrote:Fuel low It comes on for a few seconds each time you switch on the ignition.
If the fuel low warning lamp comes on, there remain approx. 4 to 6 litres of fuel in the tank.
My Name: tomasa

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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OH thanks!

so with lexia i can even set my value? :D

EDIT: i've ordered lexia just to have fun with :DDD
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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As a new owner, this thread made me even more to get that Lexia thingy. :lol:
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I'm still new to my C3, so I'm learning the tanks range.

My most recent fill was testing where the light would come on. After 508 miles the led on the gauge reduced to one light while the emergency fuel level light illuminated. I got to fuel up at 522 miles. I was able to fill 42.7 Litres of my 44 litre tank, so I'd say once the light comes on, maybe 40-50 miles to dry.

Being a Diesel You really don't want to let it get this low, it starts dragging through the rubbish from the tank and clogging the fuel filter.

I've won a netbook i'm hoping to convert to a lexia setup so i can get the maximum out of my car. Hope it goes simply.
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