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post #1 of 8 Old 12-23-2010, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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fuel gauge silliness..?

Short story: fuel gauge is showing Full and not moving..?

Long story: when I bought truck the dealer filled it up and the gauge read over Full, and never moved..just stuck there...they fixed it..think they said sending unit possibly, I kinda forget as it was 2yrs ago...I never filled it since, not shure why, kinda hate waiting long time at pump I guess...but for some reason I just get $50 at a time, let it run till light pops on then grab another $50, and so on...today I figured I'd fill it as some snow is in the forecast...needless to say, gauge showed over Full and didn't move after I drive approx. 40 miles, and usually I'm pretty sure it would show somewhat of a sign of use after 40 miles...so anyone ever heard of this happening like this or just a weird coincidence? Any ideas? Thanks..

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Keep driving it. Post again if it hasn't dropped after 150mi.

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mine drops from full around 80-90 miles
i would not wait for the light to come on
(too many people running out of fuel with this trucks)

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Really? I always let it go to the light then try not to go more than about 20 miles..deff don't wan a run out tho for shure

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Some people have issues with the pickup and/or the mixer in the tank. If you want to preempt the issue, you can do the Hutch mod.

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mine drops below full at about 100-110. keep keepN on!!!

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Thanks guys it finally moved after about 70 miles...how many miles on a tank you guys getting approx?
I'm at a half tank with 175 driven, seemed pretty good

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Don't trust the gauge
I go 350 and then fill up

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