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Old 02-20-2004, 07:45 AM   #11
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Of course, you can get the ding to come earlier if you make right-hand turns really fast...while braking.
Which most of us always do.... hehe....
Just curious CatEyes... when the tank is full, how far can you drive before the needle starts to drop? I get 200km, and then my needle drops like a rock. I normally get between 350-450kms per tank (depending on my driving style for that week).
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I haven't checked it yet, Merlin. I'll watch on this tank and let you know.

I'm also going to fill up when I get the ding at 1/2 tank to see how many gallons are really left.

The ding when I put my foot on the brake to shift out of park has me stymied.

Two different things going on here... I think...

I'm picking up a repair manual tomorrow. Who knows. Maybe I'll learn something. I'm just thankful these aren't major probs
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It took 16.4 gallons to fill up yesterday. The indicator was just starting to enter the yellow line area.
That sounds about right. How many miles were on the trip meter? These fuel gages are nothing close to being linear in calibration from full to empty.
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There were 405 mi on the trip meter. About 150 of those were highway driving, with several stop and go'*. Much of my driving is rural/small city, and compared to interstate travel, I drive slowly enough to watch the corn grow.

Now that I'm watching the fuel gauge, the darn thing isn't moving. This is SO screwy.

The differences between my SSE and SE continue to grow. The tach on my SSE never jumped around like the tach on this SE. I feel the down-shifting on the SE with the least little variance of pressure on the gas pedal, then the tach starts bouncing back and forth between 1500 and 3000; 3000 being noted once with half-pedal acceleration around 30 mph. I wouldn't call it jerky; it'* just not as smooth as my SSE. Once I'm at a cruising speed, the tach settles down; 1500 @ 55 mph; 2000 @ 60-65 mph. For the most part, the SSE stayed at 1500 regardless of cruising speed.

Maybe I'm comparing apples to oranges.

An interesting note (to me) about the 3 dings when I shift out of park... Yesterday, I adjusted the steering wheel at the same time I shifted out of park and only got PART of 1 ding. It was as if the adjustment of the steering wheel immediately stopped the chime.
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Haha, you have that 97 SE low fuel warning at 1/2 tank too....My dad bought this car brand new off the showroom floor, and it has done that fuel warning at half tank ever since it first went below half tank. It used to annoy me, but I just ignore it. Now it will probably annoy me again.
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I forgot to add that mine dings 4 times for no reason at all every now and then, and sometimes it forgets to turn the interior lights on after i take the key out of the ignition (although if that happens they usually come on within 5 seconds). I think my car is starting to get gooney.
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What no DIC? I love who mine estimates how many more klicks I have left.
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I have a 98 SE, and I've only heard the low fuel warning once, when I was really really broke, and actually low on fuel (Down to the warning marker on the gauge). No idea what was cause it to malfunction, tho. Just babbling I guess. I'll leave now.....
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Heya Merlin - if you're still curious, the needle finally moved this morning. Went from just above F to just below F at 90 mi (145 km, if the on line conversion I used is correct).
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my fuel guage fluctuates almost a quarter tank. for example, i'll be driving and it will read 1/2 tank and be pretty steady but when i get off the highway on the exit ramp it may read 1/4. when i first got the car it scared me because i thought i was rapidly losing fuel. it doesn't do this when the tank is full though. is this caused by where the sensor is located in the tank? or is it a faulty sensor?
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