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Old 05-21-2003, 16:25   #1 (permalink)
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EA Ghia - Fuel Tank Size 100L ??

What is the biggest factory size full tank that could be fitted to an EA Flacon/Fairmont/Ghia??

I thought the tank size was 68L, but when I filled it up this morning (1st time got it a week ago or so with a full tank [I think .... well gauge showed full]), the fuel gauage seems to work fine, and was on about 1/2 way, and i put in 50 Litres, so that would mean a 100L tank or there abouts, or I may have a faulty fuel guage.

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Old 05-21-2003, 20:38   #2 (permalink)
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Same prob here. '88 EA GL. Gauge was 1 small notch past 1/4 of a tank and i put in 67 litres. Have done this figure more than once. Also gauge seems to sit on full approx the first 200km and then slowly drop. As it gets nearer to 'empty' it drops faster, finally taking approx 67 litres at 1 small notch beliw 1/4. Im not game to keep going and see if its actuarly empty or holds more fuel that im lead to believe an EA does.
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Now im pretty surfe your gauge is playing up why dont you get a jerry can with 5 litres of fuel and run it dry thats an easy way to tell and it it is playing up try this. Im unsure on the Ea but my eb in the boot i unscrewed a peice on the floor that game me access to the pump and the connections there allways foul up and cause the guages to allways play up. Get a paperclip clean out connections of each plugs and spray some crc in there then reconnect them see if your guage works properly then

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Old 05-21-2003, 21:23   #4 (permalink)
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Now im pretty surfe your gauge is playing up why dont you get a jerry can with 5 litres of fuel and run it dry thats an easy way to tell and it it is playing up try this. Im unsure on the Ea but my eb in the boot i unscrewed a peice on the floor that game me access to the pump and the connections there allways foul up and cause the guages to allways play up. Get a paperclip clean out connections of each plugs and spray some crc in there then reconnect them see if your guage works properly then

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Won't this damage the injectors to run it dry ???

Otherwise I have a few 5 litre jerry cans at home and I am as game as anyone to test the theory, I will give the terminals a clean though, if you have a panel in the boot, doesnt like things have changed since my XF.

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well running it dry can potentially cause a few problems, one is that the EA fuel pumps use the fuel to keep them cool, when run dry, they usually shit themselves, another thing is, if you are lucky enough for your pump to work after running it dry you would have probably picked most of the shit up from the bottom of your tank and run it through the fuel system
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Well yes there is another good point or 2 not to run it dry, I think I will just work out the fuel economy and drive by the trip meter, and not run it dry.

My XF had the wonderful problem, of showing full when it was full or empty, was only occasionally, so couldnt trust it.

So worked out how many Klm's per tank where possible and drove it using that as a guide instead.

My XF could fit 68 litres in a 63 litre tank if I filled right up :).

So I expect the EA may have a few litres sitting there just in case as well :)

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Mine does that too, although the tank does hold more than 68litres, I've filled up to 75 litres at one point.
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the tank would have arround 68L, but remember the fuel lines to the engine etc would hold arround 5L
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Fuel gadge is a bit funny. Does it in my car- takes ages to get to down to 1/2 full, then flys down to empty
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Fuel gadge is a bit funny. Does it in my car- takes ages to get to down to 1/2 full, then flys down to empty
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