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 Post subject: Another fuel gauge issue
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Hi all, I could probably find an answer to this with a little searching but I'm at work atm and am a little pressed for time to research!

My BA on dedicated gas is having gauge problems, both the gauge itself and the range indicator. A couple of times it has dropped from around 300kms (half tank) to zero and started flashing low fuel lights and beeping as they tend to do when you run low, then it slowly went back up to normal. But now it is showing the tank to be fuller than it is, as when I start the car it steadily increases until it shows a full tank, or near enough to. If anyone knows what causes it to go bonkers like that, is it an easy fix or do I need to call someone who knows what they're doing?

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 Post subject: Re: Another fuel gauge issue
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:07 am 
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Easily fixed-new sender unit on the gas cylinder, not cheap though 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: Another fuel gauge issue
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:29 am 
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thanks station-rat :)

how expensive is 'not cheap'? lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another fuel gauge issue
Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:14 am 
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The left sender for the left hand tank on my BF ute was $120 from ford, I got quoted up to 160 from gas places.
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 Post subject: Re: Another fuel gauge issue
Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:02 pm 
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thanks foggy. so ford is actually cheaper? how often does that happen!! :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Another fuel gauge issue
Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:02 pm 
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just got off the phone with Yarra Ranges Ford parts and service departments, $165 for the part and the guy in service reckons you gotta take out the tank to change the fuel sender! why do I get the feeling I'm getting s**t...?

 

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