Fuel Gauge doesnt drop below a 1/4 tank?!

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Silvermouse5150
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Fuel Gauge doesnt drop below a 1/4 tank?!

Postby Silvermouse5150 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:21 pm

I know there has been posts and mentions about wack fuel gauge issues, but didnt really see mention about this issue.

I have an '06 SE. I have only had it for a month. Recently i have been letting my gas go down more than usual before re-fueling. I noticed that once my fuel gauge began reading that i had about a 1/4 tank of gas left, it didnt move. And even noticed it move up.

My DTE reading also, would go down to about 75 miles left, and then suddenly re-read that i had about 135 miles left.

But when I would re-fuel, i would put in 18 gallons. And i believe our tanks hold 21 gallons.

This is a tricky one - because I cant really test this one out, hate to run out of gas.

Any body else heard or experience something similar to this?
Is this another bad fuel gauge?


KEVSTER
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Postby KEVSTER » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:46 pm

sounds like it is bad, I am not looking forward to mine going bad someday. You would think Nissan could get there shit together on this issue.

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Postby rlh2005 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:04 am

Having replaced the fuel level sending unit twice (one in-warranty), that is definitely a bad sending unit. Supposedly, Nissan released a redesigned sending unit in the last couple of months. Search around here for more details.

I went 4 months with a faulty sending unit this summer with the hopes of replacing it myself. My golden rules, based on my MPG history, was don't push it past 315 miles on a full tank (20 gallons * 16MPG average with error margin). I manually calculated the MPG since there's a change the trip computer's MPG could be throw off by the faulty sending unit.

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Postby KEVSTER » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:34 pm

rlh2005 wrote:Having replaced the fuel level sending unit twice (one in-warranty), that is definitely a bad sending unit. Supposedly, Nissan released a redesigned sending unit in the last couple of months. Search around here for more details.

I went 4 months with a faulty sending unit this summer with the hopes of replacing it myself. My golden rules, based on my MPG history, was don't push it past 315 miles on a full tank (20 gallons * 16MPG average with error margin). I manually calculated the MPG since there's a change the trip computer's MPG could be throw off by the faulty sending unit.
That is awsome if Nissan came out with a new redesigned send unit, my Pathy says it averages 16.1MPG on the computer.


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