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Question Fuel gauge/sender blues

I recently had a new sender installed...the old one was definitely bad---corroded plate and the guage was al over the place.

I had the dealer do the work (shudder ) becuase I've been working 70 hour weeks... so these are Ford parts (ohh the markup) and a Ford mechanic...

Now the guage is rock steady, but falls at almost exactly twice the rate it should... this is a short bed with a 27/28 gallon tank... when the guage read 1/2 tank I filled it and it took a little over 7 gallons to fill (should have been around 14)...

Good news: I thought my milage had fallen to half of what i was getting.

Bad news: I paid alot of money for a guage that still doesn't tell me how much fuel is aboard.

Before I go back to the dealer, I thought I'de ask you diesel Gurus is there some sort of calibration they should have done... or????

Thanks in advance for any help!


99 F250, 7.3 PSD, Extended Cab, 4X4, Short Bed; Running Boards; 4" Banks Monster Exhuast; Pillar Mount Pyrometer.

Last edited by ScottnID; 12-08-2010 at 07:15 AM.
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