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Fuel light question

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I recently traded my 03 f-250 xlt for a 05 f-250 xlt fx4....it had not been driven for 2 months & told my wife to drive it till the fuel light came on then bang! ran out of diesel before getting close to the E. My question is does the truck have a fuel light cause on my 03 i could go 80 miles with the light before running out.

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I'd like to introduce myself for my 1st post with a question.

I recently traded my 03 f-250 xlt for a 05 f-250 xlt fx4....it had not been driven for 2 months & told my wife to drive it till the fuel light came on then bang! ran out of diesel before getting close to the E. My question is does the truck have a fuel light cause on my 03 i could go 80 miles with the light before running out.

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Welcome to the site, as for your fuel gauge/light problem. I think you have the light your fuel gauge sending unit may be off, if the truck is under warranty I suggest take it in and have them look at it. The sending unit may not be going all the way down with the fuel level. It may be sticking I have not heard of anyone else having this problem. But there is always a first.

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Very odd, I've never heard of anything like that.

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i also only put 25 gallons in it to fill it up...shouldnt there be a 29 gallon tank?
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i also only put 25 gallons in it to fill it up...shouldnt there be a 29 gallon tank?
If it only took 25 gallons then it sounds like bigcountry might be right about the fuel sending unit. I have have a 29 gallon tank I think that that is the smallest tank that ford puts in the f250.

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If it only took 25 gallons then it sounds like bigcountry might be right about the fuel sending unit. I have have a 29 gallon tank I think that that is the smallest tank that ford puts in the f250.

yea my 03 i could put 32 gallons in it empty..but what was weird was it was totally out of diesel..it just died on my wife & wouldnt start back so i got a can & put a gallon in it & got it to start then filled her up with 24.8 or something gallons.
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