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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:29 pm 
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As the topic says the fuel gauge in the car is not working. Its a 85 XF. I have pulled the connection apart and cleaned the terminals in the top of the fuel tank, this worked last time it stopped working. But it hasn't worked this time. Is there anything else I can check or is a new part needed.
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:46 am 
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sticky gauge?
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:16 am 
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Yep the gauge stays on empty all the time
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:48 am 
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The guages have never been good or reliable in the XF's, or should I say the sender unit in the tank, replace the sender and see how it goes, but the XF's usually have a habit of showing a full tank even when its empty, I always drove my XF off thr trip meter.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:16 pm 
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yeah the xf's fuel gauge is pretty hopeless, it can only be the sender, wiring or the gauge itself, not much to it.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:56 am 
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This may be true on early XFs but having owned 5 88 XF's I have never had a problem with fuel gauges or senders,.... come to think of it my mates 86 XF S Pack with EFI hasn't had any probs either. Maybe it is due to ethanol or other additives?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:31 am 
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Thanks for the responses guys I will have a look at the unit on the weekend
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:42 pm 
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I have jsut rang up a few auto spares and also ford spares and no one has any fuel senders......for this model. Does any body know where to look
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Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:15 am 
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i just got a second hand one fully tested and works well i had the same problem last week and now i dont it cost $40

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:17 am 
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Bluexr6 wrote:
I have jsut rang up a few auto spares and also ford spares and no one has any fuel senders......for this model. Does any body know where to look


dad got mine for me at fordham spares in sydney somwere i m not sure what suburb but i think they would be able to get another one for you

 

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