Fuel level/gauge incorrect


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sattech200
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Fuel level/gauge incorrect

Post by sattech200 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:06 am



When I fill up my level goes to one notch above a 1/2 tank and then steadily drops. I'm thinking maybe the float is bent or something but wanted other oppinions/knowen issues.

Also on my trip computer my range, fuel qty, and cons rate just flashes '-----'

Wondering if all these issues are related?



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Re: Fuel level/gauge incorrect

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:43 am

sattech200 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:06 am
When I fill up my level goes to one notch above a 1/2 tank and then steadily drops. I'm thinking maybe the float is bent or something but wanted other oppinions/knowen issues.

Also on my trip computer my range, fuel qty, and cons rate just flashes '-----'

Wondering if all these issues are related?
The flashes are because the thermistor fitted to the fuel sending unit in the tank has failed and needs to be replaced. Lots of info on this forum regarding replacing this thermistor.

You can adjust the float level to match what you have showing on the dash.

Good luck Cheers
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