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does anybody's fuel gauge fall to empty when the truck sits pointed down hill? mines does this and never comes back to where it should be. i parked four days ago it was showing less than empty.moved just now and its showing 1/8 of a tank. weird?
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Mine does the same. I chalk it up to just shape of the tank and sending unit placement. when fuel gets that low it has a lot of slosh room in our giant tanks. If you park nose up it will read you have more fuel than you really do

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The float is pointed to the back of the tank, if your parked on a hill and the tank is low it wont take much to get it to hit bottom.

How much fuel is in the tank?

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The float is pointed to the back of the tank, if your parked on a hill and the tank is low it wont take much to get it to hit bottom.

How much fuel is in the tank?
I'm guessing 1/4 to 1/8 of tank guessing by info givin in the end of the post. Mine does it around 1/4 or lower also

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its why i always park, uphill...i "get" more fuel...

Here's another.....with truck idling at a fuel station, go ahead and put fuel in. Watch how slllooowwww the gauge moves.

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its why i always park, uphill...i "get" more fuel...

Here's another.....with truck idling at a fuel station, go ahead and put fuel in. Watch how slllooowwww the gauge moves.
Yeah it moves slower than hell!!


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