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Fuel gauge accuracy or lack of

Once my fuel light comes on I have maybe 5 miles before I better fill up. The gauge also shows maybe an 1/8th of a tank left. Is the float adjustable? Also, when I fill up, it takes several miles before the gauge actually shows I put fuel in.....

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the pick up tube is adjustable and may not be extended down to the bottom of your tank

you have to drop the tank or pull the bed to access

it may also be a sender issue but I doubt it would have been bent out of adjustment IMHO

the pick up on the bottom slides up and down it should touch the bottom of the tank .. also check the bypass it will start feeding from the circle area if the filter in the bottom has a blockage si if the check valve is open you would run out of fuel earlier ,,

and ps never run a 6.0 out of fuel the injectors count on the fuel to cushion the pulse

do you have a miles to empty display also ??



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the pick up tube is adjustable and may not be extended down to the bottom of your tank

you have to drop the tank or pull the bed to access

it may also be a sender issue but I doubt it would have been bent out of adjustment IMHO

the pick up on the bottom slides up and down it should touch the bottom of the tank .. also check the bypass it will start feeding from the circle area if the filter in the bottom has a blockage si if the check valve is open you would run out of fuel earlier ,,

and ps never run a 6.0 out of fuel the injectors count on the fuel to cushion the pulse

do you have a miles to empty display also ??


Thanks for the info. Yes, I have a miles to empty display. When the low fuel light comes on it says 50 miles till empty. But Like I said; I can only go about 5. This morning she started sputtering as I was pulling into the gas station and it said I had 45 miles to go. WRONG!!!!!!!

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I was curious if it was out also ,, senders are pricey so I would try and check the pick up first if it were mine

you need the cheap fuel line disconnect tools also IIRC if you drop the tank
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It took about 30 miles of driving before the fuel gauge finally made it back up to full.

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