Fordmods Logo

? 1997 EL Gli with a 74litre Fuel tank. Can this be right? 

 

Page 1 of 3 [ 36 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
 Post subject: ? 1997 EL Gli with a 74litre Fuel tank. Can this be right?
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:26 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 47

Posts: 1826

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 1997 Falcon EL Gli/Sleeper

Location: Bayside, Brisbane
QLD, Australia

I thought I would activate the Diagnostic dash mode on my EL the other day as I was getting low on fuel and didn't know exactly how low as being a GLI and all I dont have the Trip and Fuel display. So anyway I pressed the button until I got to the Fuel mode at No7. So I find I am running at about 20litreas left So I think f**k it I will go to the Servo and fill it up all the way. I click off twice at the Bowsar and go pay for it come back and to go drive away and I notice that the Fuel reading has gone up to 74litres instead of what I thought would be 68litres. Could I have a bigger fuel tank than normal or is the reading out :?:

 

_________________

" In life their is never an Obligation just an Opportunity to..Own an awesome 1970 Ford Mach 1 Mustang! "

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:42 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 85

Posts: 1088

Joined: 30th Jan 2005

Gallery: 16 images

Ride: F350

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

They are all 68 litre tanks
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:49 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 617

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: AU III XR8 347ci

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

347stroker wrote:
They are all 68 litre tanks


Straight to the point! :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 1:42 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 2282

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: ED Fairmont Ghia & EF XR8

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

347stroker wrote:
They are all 68 litre tanks


didnt they come with the option of a "long range" tank

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 1:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 5313

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Surf, Turbo Diesel

Location: Melbourne, S.E Suburbs
VIC, Australia

couldnt find anything on long range tank
the only thing i could find

68 litres, sedan;
72 litres, wagon

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 2:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 7287

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: 1994 ED XR8 Sprint

Location: Somewhere in
QLD, Australia

i'm guessing the fuel level part of the dash needs recalibrating.....

 

_________________

Banned

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 2:59 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2799

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: Falcon

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

well, if it said 20 litres, how much did you put in for it to say 74? if you put in 54 litres, well that answers your question.. lol.

They should all work of the fuel sender but, the fuel guage, and the diag thingy... and thats a resistor based float in your fuel tank, unless its different in sedans?


Cheers

 

_________________

;++JustForDimSim++;

Cheap, fast and reliable.. choose 2.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 7:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

I always manage to put in about 70 to 74 litres in my Fairmont Ghia.
I think 68 litres is a normal full load but there would be air space left. If you keep filling up slowly and getting rid of the air space then you could fit in 74 litres.
You shouldnt fill it more than 68 because that leaves enough room for fuel expansion on a hot day so it wont try to vent.
I fill it above 68 litres because I'm using about 4 litres to get home from the BP servo so I can Ultimate 98.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 8:58 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 43

Posts: 22

Joined: 12th Apr 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: BA Fairmont Ghia

Location: Country
NSW, Australia

i would guess that the dash is wrong
i have a Gli wagon and when i fill it all the way up the dash reads 63 litres.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:55 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 47

Posts: 1826

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 1997 Falcon EL Gli/Sleeper

Location: Bayside, Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Well I filled it up again for the" ESK "Cruise today and it still said 74 Litres again for a Full tank. So when I filled it up it said I had 25 litres left in the tank and then I put in 43.19 litres. Which adds up to "68 Litres " So I think something is screwy with the Diagnostics as it still keeps saying this figure of 74litres again when in fact their was only physically 68 litres in the tank :?: :?:

 

_________________

" In life their is never an Obligation just an Opportunity to..Own an awesome 1970 Ford Mach 1 Mustang! "

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:33 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 280

Joined: 30th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Thats odd as my 96 EF I6 GLi can only shows a maximum of 68 litres in diagnostics mode even if i fill up the spout to overflow. The station pump obviously measures all the fuel in the tank and on my feet which at times is more than the 68 litre maximum :)

When i used a decade resistance box to replace the sender for testing my fuel gauge, the fuel level shown in diagnostics mode was no more than 68 litres.

Cheers.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:19 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 47

Posts: 1826

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 1997 Falcon EL Gli/Sleeper

Location: Bayside, Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Yeah I am still trying to get to the bottom of this 74Litre thing :D

 

_________________

" In life their is never an Obligation just an Opportunity to..Own an awesome 1970 Ford Mach 1 Mustang! "

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:31 pm 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 8831

Joined: 18th Dec 2002

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: AUII V8 LTD

Power: 270 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

I've put 85L into my wagon on several occasions.

The dash diagnostics were never there for consumer use, so I guess they dont need to reflect the absolute truth :)

 

_________________

WAG363: AUII LTD Supercharged 363 Dart Stroker [Supercharged 363 LTD Build]
WAGGIN: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - V6 4Motion.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:53 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Most I've managed to put in was a bowser reading of 72.19L.

Mayb we've got 'BAR Honda' style surge tanks :lol:

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 3772

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 33 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

yeh i filled um mine the other day and only got 59L o wouldnt trust what that diagnostic thing tells you
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:58 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names