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Old 09-06-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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according to my fuel gauge i just pulled a 200 mile trip on a little over 1/4 tank, that cant be right, so much of the gas gauge would say is past the F?
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mine....about an 1/8th'* tank'* worth....
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On my 92, it'll stay above full for about 100 miles. I've still got the original sender.
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70 liters per full tank.
8 liters past full mark
8 liters below empty mark
13.5 liters per quarter

So at 10 liters per 100 km you should get about 140 km per 1/4 tank. plus another 80 for the amount past the full.
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according to my fuel gauge i just pulled a 200 mile trip on a little over 1/4 tank, that cant be right, so much of the gas gauge would say is past the F?
Fuel level sensors are not all together linear from full to empty. I use mine as a loose estimation of tank level. My trip meter is a better indication to me on how much fuel is in the tank.
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On a road trip driving 65 or less I can drive as much as 90 miles before its under the Full Mark
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On my 92, it'll stay above full for about 100 miles. I've still got the original sender.
Thats what mine does... It'* sits a tad above full for 90-100miles and then the rest of the tank the needle is playing catch up. It'* a minor anoyance, I just watch my mileage and know how much gas is left anyway.

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my gauge is screwy on the orig sending unit, at fill up it goes wayyyyyyyyyyy past f, to the point where its about a whole quarter over like randman1'* was when he was swappin the engine and didnt have the right sending unit installed
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You'll find it varies from car to car. No you didn't go 100 miles on 1/8 of a tank even if the gauge says you did 200 on a 1/16. MPG is best calculated by filling, driving a good distance then filling again and using the displaced amount.
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Yeah my 92 does the same I can 90-100 miles on full
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