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Username Post: gas gauge        (Topic#365950)
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Reg: 11-09-18
07-30-21 08:21 AM - Post#2824161    

hello everyone, i ran out of gas and my gauge was showing between 1/4 an 1/2,.when i turn the switch off it stays pretty much the same. should the gauge go to empty with the switch off.thanks


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07-30-21 08:26 AM - Post#2824162    
    In response to basstracker

My fuel gauge stops at random points, and is not the most accurate gauge, however, I can see to the bottom of my tank, since it is a station wagon, so when it is getting low, I can visually check how much fuel is left in the tank. I never let the tank go to empty, unless there is no place to get fuel. I just assume 10 miles per gallon, and fill the tank when the car travels 100 miles or so. If it got better fuel economy, I would drive it more often on longer trips.

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Reg: 11-09-18
07-31-21 04:53 PM - Post#2824222    
    In response to junky

i pulled the sender wire off with the switch on and the gauge went to full. i grounded the sender wire and it went to just above 1/4 of a tank. does that mean the gauge is bad?

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08-01-21 07:27 AM - Post#2824242    
    In response to basstracker

hHere is the manual section that gives the testing procedure. section 9-61 BzzA6...

Edited by turbo38s10 on 08-01-21 07:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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