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Old 01-16-2012, 05:22 PM
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Fuel Tank or Fuel Gauge Issue?

Between 1/4 and empty lines on fuel gauge the other day I ran out of fuel, could the float in the tank be stuck or is this a gauge issue? I done the fix on the overhead gauges 2 days ago and right now at 1/4 tank of fuel left it says 130 miles till empty, this doesn't seem right or could the overhead gauge be off also?
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The gauge and OTC both use the PCM to come up with that number.
Do you have non OEM size tires/wheels?
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Could be a crack in the pickup valve in the bottom of the tank sucking in air causing you to run out of fuel and your gauges still reading. Had this same problem a few months ago, mine was broken and rolling around the bottom of my tank.
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The gauge and OTC both use the PCM to come up with that number.
Do you have non OEM size tires/wheels?
Yes I'm running 285/75/16 TA's.
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Could be a crack in the pickup valve in the bottom of the tank sucking in air causing you to run out of fuel and your gauges still reading. Had this same problem a few months ago, mine was broken and rolling around the bottom of my tank.
What's the easiest way to fix this, drop the tank down?
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:04 AM
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Yep drop the tank(empty)
good excuse to install this Driven Diesel 7.3L Fuel Tank / Pre-Pump Kit
It bypasses the offending valve, adds a filter, and goes along way to keeping air out of your injectors.
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Yep drop the tank(empty)
good excuse to install this Driven Diesel 7.3L Fuel Tank / Pre-Pump Kit
It bypasses the offending valve, adds a filter, and goes along way to keeping air out of your injectors.
You could do either that or http://www.guzzle7pt3.com/hutch.php Both will help a lot... if you still have your stock fuel bowl you can use just a small inline wix filter from napa.. I don't remember the number but its about $10. While your in there might as well do the harpoon mod. I build my hutch mod kit for roughly $25-30.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:30 AM
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Here's a helpful link to dropping the fuel tank Dropping Fuel Tank also the wix filter #33270, IIRC.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:42 AM
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OK thx guys. May try this weekend to get er done.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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Btw, if your pickup foot is broken or cracked, you should be able to order it from a dealer for roughly $45. That's what I paid for mine, but if you have some extra time to wait than you could order one through guzzles site.. he should have a link posted for it.. its a simple job with basic tools, but if you have any questions you can pm me, and I'll be glad to help!
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