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chapel



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PostSubject: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:05 pm

was working fine this morning and in the middle of the drive it suddenly leapt over to way past full...
ugh, wtf. If there's one thing I need on this car, it's to know how much gas I have left. Range on this car is anywhere between 180miles and 300 miles depending on my driving habits
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:11 pm

chapel wrote:
was working fine this morning and in the middle of the drive it suddenly leapt over to way past full...
ugh, wtf. If there's one thing I need on this car, it's to know how much gas I have left. Range on this car is anywhere between 180miles and 300 miles depending on my driving habits
Sending unit may have failed. 180-300 miles? You may need a tuneup. My fleetwood was getting such poor fuel milage before the tunup that I did not bother to check it, but since it gets 19.8 combined. I get around 400-415 miles out of a tank.

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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:15 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Sending unit may have failed. 180-300 miles? You may need a tuneup. My fleetwood was getting such poor fuel milage before the tunup that I did not bother to check it, but since it gets 19.8 combined. I get around 400-415 miles out of a tank.
it's just had a tuneup (plugs, wires, Opti)
Sometimes I'll go a whole tank just doing 1 mile trips... so gas mileage is crappy with that. Someone mentioned I probably need to do my intake manifold gasket. The car stinks of running rich

I'm gonna top the tank off and see what happens. sucks, because my AC compressor died, so I gotta pay to get that fixed (I can't evacuate it and recharge it myself)

Sending unit looks to be $150 and everyone says to do the pump at the same time, so that's another $80. And my next free weekend isn't until the 2nd weekend in August.... grrrrrrr
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:05 pm

Sender is $120 from Rockauto p/n FG127B

Fuel pump is $76 for a brand new Delco EP376

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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:57 pm

aha, thanks. I forgot rockauto.

is this a DIY? Seems like you guys area always dropping your gas tank... but I'm not sure I can live without a fuel level for 3 months.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:07 pm

chapel wrote:
aha, thanks. I forgot rockauto.

is this a DIY? Seems like you guys area always dropping your gas tank... but I'm not sure I can live without a fuel level for 3 months.

It's really not that hard. I did it 4x in about two months. Got it down to 20 minutes...

Also, heres a rundown on how to drop a wagon tank.

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/t1426-write-up-on-how-to-drop-your-tank
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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:14 pm

thanks, I'll take a look, but I don't have a spare minute until August 11th Sad

Car is going in for the AC Compressor on June 12th, maybe I'll just have him do it at the same time and eat the cost.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Just dO it in your driveway.. Car us rust free so it'll be a quick and easy job
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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:55 pm

Still wont be able to do it until August.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:02 pm

Less interwebbing, more dropping of the tank. Seriously. It's very easy.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:10 pm

I can interweb while I'm not home... such as at work, at a wedding, at a party... on a train... in the dugout at Fenway park... on a boat... all places I'll be for every weekend until August. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:03 pm

sacrifice an hour or two of sleep and get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:13 pm

GasTT wrote:
sacrifice an hour or two of sleep and get it done.

This
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:15 pm

I never look at the gas gauges on these cars. They are horribly inaccurate. Just use your trip. Fill it at 275-300 and you'll be fine. I have a fairly heavy foot, and a 50-50 mix of backroads/highway get me about 300 miles to the tank. In just about everything I own. lol

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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:40 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
I never look at the gas gauges on these cars.
Mine is accurate... it goes right past the exact level while it's swinging from Full to Empty and back to Full again.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:15 pm

Something must be wrong with my Fleetwood because the mileage is horrible. I def dont get near 300 per tank.
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PostSubject: Re: gas gauge stuck on full   Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:54 am

GasTT wrote:
sacrifice an hour or two of sleep and get it done.

that's not happening.

I'm working 5am to 8pm for the next few months. I get home at 9 and wake up at 4... so eff that noise.

interestingly over the past few days, the needle has been going from working to totally not working... like if I accelerate too much it gets stuck... but if I jam on the brakes it comes unstuck... but not always.

at this point I'll just fuel it up once I hit 150miles

the other day the god damned trip odometer locked up trying to roll over 10...
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