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Inaccurate fuel gauge

My fuel gauge isn't always accurate, I was at 5/8 of a tank this morning but when I drove it, it had shown a full tank. no codes came up. not sure what to do.


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My 03 6.0 did the same thing constantly.

I needed a new fuel pump float... At that point might as well replace the whole damn thing.

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How did you determine it was the float?
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Thats why I just watch my miles.... Mine goes about 110-115 before the needle starts to drop. At 420-440 miles it still reads 1/4 tank.
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How did you determine it was the float?
I made friends with a Ford Diesel master tech via a round of drinks one night....

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Thank you, was there any codes that came up prior to the repair? hard to find a good diesel guy, if I could find one he would never be thirsty.
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now that my tank is harpooned, i can go that many miles before it moves. lol not before though..
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sometimes when it rains real hard or extremely humid out my tank will read full even if i know i got a half tank. like tomang07 says i watch my milage lol
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