Lotus Elan

Plus 2 fuel warning light

PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:42 pm

Coming back from the Queens English car show Sunday (30 Lotus represented) the fuel warning light came on. Has anyone figured out just how much fuel remains in the tank when the light is iluminated?
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:12 pm

I filled up from empty (tank drained) and the light went out just before 2 gallons.
However it does have a sparkly alloy tank so it may be different.
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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 pm

I did read 50 miles somewhere but I wouldn't count on it. I expect every car is different.

In my case I saw it flashing on roundabouts and managed ~35 miles before giving in and filling up (by which time it was on solid).
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PostPost by: Foxie » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm

I've checked this a few times.

2 gallons/50 miles :)
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PostPost by: prezoom » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:07 am

Perfect! Thanks a lot for the info.
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 am

I second that.

When I first started my car from dry after restoration I recall it taking 2 gallons to just extinguish the light.
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