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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:49 am 
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I have a BA XT and i was driving last night at 1/4 tank full, parked my car, went for dinner, came back, started my car, and my fuel tank read FULL TANK!? Even the digital meter reads that i have 300++ km range left.

I'm a new ford owner, so is this normal or is something wrong?! Need advice!
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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:52 am 
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mate go get that checked at ford

the dte on my can change after a short time off like u described but nothing to that extent

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:16 am 
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sounds like a earth problem to me i had the same problem with my xd would read full even thou i had been driving it for a week straight had a look at her and my dog had eaten the wirring for the guage i replaced wire and she was back to normal again

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:55 am 
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cool i wish sum1 would fill my car up for free wen i leave it in a parking lot

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:17 am 
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Its a sender problem, same as when you have half a tank then the next time you turn your car on the gauge reads almost empty. All factory LPG fords have that problem since the AU and possibly even before then.
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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:38 pm 
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xcabbi wrote:
Its a sender problem, same as when you have half a tank then the next time you turn your car on the gauge reads almost empty. All factory LPG fords have that problem since the AU and possibly even before then.


there is now (released maybe 2-3 months ago) a new level sender for both AU and BA vehicles that fixes the problem...
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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:28 am 
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It's not just the sender ... it can also be dirty contacts within in the loom ... there are about 2-3 TSB (Technical Service Bulletins) for different fuel gauge issues.

I found last time I had this issue I unplugged all of the connectors and cleaned the contacts (PITA job on a ute as well) ... I find my ute needs the connectors to be unplugged and reseated again (due to dirt and water from under the car while driving).

Other issues are due to faulty senders .. and the other issue can be due to faulty floats inside the tank(s) as well.

Easiest thing to do is unplug all connects on the LPG loom around the tank(s) and clean contacts.

APA gauges senders are not cheap ... I have replace both on my ute at around $130 each sender.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:37 pm 
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i was talking to a taxi driver who was driving a lpg ba, and told me that the dash instuments keep f*#king up. so it must be a common problem!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:20 am 
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Yeah it is common.

 

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