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Steve Wright
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has any body had any trouble with the fuel gauge, as mine seems to have a mind of its own.

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Peter Topping
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

What are the symtoms?


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Steve Wright
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put twenty quid in yesterday the needle never moved I had already left the station so I stopped on the motorway and tryed another tenner this worked and the needle went up to where I would expect it to be. I was convinced the petrol statio had done me. I used about a fiver and the light came on so I stopped today to fill up and it only took thirty quid so I got in the car and there was just under two thirds of a tank but as I drove for a few minutes the needle moved upto full, so this tells me the twenty quid must have been in there somewhere.

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Wattie
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the light has come on you need to fill it well above the level that triggers the light else the gauge still shows empty.

If twenty quid didn't do it, you're either using that new 102 octane fuel, or you rolled it in to the filling station on vapour... Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common 'fault', you need to half fill the tank to get the needle to move. Alternatively half a lap of Silverstone can nudge the needle to it's correct position!!!!

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F1_Dragon
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its like that on 997s too. wonder if they do it on purpose for some reason... Confused

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is deliberate - sort of reminder that you're being tight and don't deserve a Porsche if you're just going to stick a fiver's worth in.... Twisted

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