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Author Topic: petrol gauge  (Read 2620 times)

Offline marinabrid

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petrol gauge
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:57:55 PM »
evenin all

anyone with a thirsty petrol or mauybe diesel  notice that the fuel gauge seems about 1/3 full and quite quickly goes down to practically empty,   this happend to me today.  sure i had a 1/3 in and only did 30 miles and it was down in bottem end of red on gauge.   unless sender getting sticky,  not something ive read much of problem causing though
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: petrol gauge
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 12:33:11 AM »
Hi Martin
I do find if ours is facing downhill when down to the ¼ tank will suddenly go down to the empty and the fuel light and audible warning will sound, comes back up when on the level or face uphill.
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Offline insanitybeard

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Re: petrol gauge
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 12:27:16 PM »
I've always found my fuel gauge drops more rapidly when it gets below 1/2 tank and closer to empty. As Chris says parking on a hill will affect the gauge as the fuel will all 'migrate' to one end of the tank and alter the level of the float in the tank for the fuel level sensor/ resistor.
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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: petrol gauge
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 01:29:05 PM »
I've noticed with mine once below half it drops a lot quicker than above half. Sound like it's just a characteristic of these motors

Offline lambretta man

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Re: petrol gauge
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 03:32:18 PM »
think i have had that on every car i have owned went to whitby the weekend and when we got there it looked like we had barely used any fuel came home and whoosh the lots gone

Offline marinabrid

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Re: petrol gauge
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »
Whitby !!!   should have come to Sunny Bridlington and you could have parked up next to ours and had an extra sausage at breakfast  ;)
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Offline bigdave982

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Re: petrol gauge
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 05:44:20 PM »
Yup! 1st half tank fairly even then under half and it lies especially last 3rd

 

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