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Old 08-29-2008, 07:39 AM   #1
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why is it that ford cannot make an accurate fuel guage. every gm i've had , chevy mh, saturn, several chevies and pontiacs, has always been on the money, but the fords in my life are always way off.
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why is it that ford cannot make an accurate fuel guage. every gm i've had , chevy mh, saturn, several chevies and pontiacs, has always been on the money, but the fords in my life are always way off.
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The fuel gauge on our 2000 f53 has been pretty accurate as far as I can tell. When it's indicating 1/2 tank it takes about 38-40gal to fill, off a couple of gallons or so.
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My F-53 fuel gauge is extremely accurate. I have checked many times against the refill.
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Mine always seems to be right on at fillup. I check it because little things like that irritate the @#$% out of me.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:45 PM   #6
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My gas gauge is way, way off. After I fill up, I drive 200 miles and it doesn't budge off of full. Then in the next 100 miles, it will drop to 3/4. I stop and fill up and it takes 45 gallons to fill the 70 gallon tank. I've complained about it to Ford and they say "never trust your gas gauge".
So just fill it up every 300-350 miles.
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chasa, thats exactly what mine does, what a coincidence
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My Sightseer is also very similar too.

I got a Scangauge to get a better read on the tank, among other reasons, but it will not read the fuel level for some reason. The DTE is very handy for when to fill up.
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