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Faulty Fuel Gauge?


kevin65
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Got a full tank of fuel from the main dealer when I collected the car last Friday, and since then I have driven about 120km. However, the fuel gauge is still showing full, none of the bars have gone. Does this sound OK? I would have thought the top bar would have disappeared by now.

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Electronic fuel gauges are always inaccurate, don't worry about it.

There is a thread about the 'first blob' on here somewhere.

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Sound perfectly ok, mine disappear on average as follows:-

to 5 blobs @ 110-120miles

to 4 blobs @ 180 - 190miles

to 3 blobs @ 250 - 270miles

to 2 blobs @ 340 - 350miles

to 1 blobs @ 420miles (only been to 1 blob once, filled up at 440 and had 5litres left so could of gone 40 more miles but I wouldn't risk it)

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From the top, the first blob will take the longest to go out because whereas blobs 2-6 measure fuel consumption within the tank, the first blob is also taking into effect any extra fuel in the filler pipes as well...

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Exactly my situation, 150 odd miles before 1 blob went out...was convinced it was broken til I filled it up...12.5 litres...53mpg......amazed after my 16mpg landrover

its not broken.....just economical :lol: :lol:

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First bar went out this morning, so this seems to tally with what you guys are saying. Much better fuel economy that my 1990 BMW 318iS!!

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