Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Glenorchy, Tasmania
Re: 10000km re-calibration of fuel guage
I clocked up 10,000k's last week on a trip to Adelaide. I had driven about 810k's before I filled up and when I did it took about 80k's before the fuel guage finally showed the tank to be full, the low fuel light remained on for about 25k's!
I filled up in Adelaide (had 1/2 tank) and everything was normal again.
On the way home, after about 720k's, I filled up and again it took about 80k's for the guage to read full. The interersting part is I stopped overnight at a motel after only driving about 30k's and in the morning the gauge was showing about a 1/4 of a tank, and slowly rose to show full after I had driven about 50 k's or so the next day! I guess that rules out a sticky float arm.
Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, what was the cause/fix?