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Fuel Gauge always showing half a tank more than I have

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by boson, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. boson

    boson New Member

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    any ideas what the problem could be?

    it seems to recognise when i'm low as the light comes on
     
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  3. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I wouldnt worry about it....you cant grumble at free fuel ;)
     
  4. ianysm

    ianysm Active Member

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    Faulty Fuel sender? Connection?
     
  5. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Most likely going to be the fuel sender, its in the fuel tank and costs about £30ish.
     
  6. boson

    boson New Member

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    ok thanks

    some people have said cleaning the sender may help, is it worth trying this before buying another?

    also, wheres a good place to buy a sender that will fit my model?
     
  7. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    You can try cleaning it, its a bit of a mission, remember to do it in a well ventilated place due to petrol fumes and make sure there are NO naked flames.

    Best place would probably be Euro Car Parts or German Swedish French, they are all over the place and do a good price if you need one straight away.
     
  8. MikeSel^

    MikeSel^ Systems Support Specialist

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    Hi, this has just started happening to my 55 plate A3 :(

    Is this thing easy to get at? How would I go about doing it?

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  9. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Hey Mike, its in the boot, you will have to get into the fuel tank to get at the sender.

    Disconnect it, get lots of petrol on your hands, get high off the fumes and then replace....

    Hope that makes sense :)
     

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