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#1 (permalink) Old 03-19-2005, 02:51 AM
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Hey. The fuel guage on an '85 325e... how much play/leeway should it have? Its very difficult to get an accurate reading on my car because it floats around so much... we're talking 1/4 tank differences depending on the direction the car is headed, slopes, angles, fast corners, etc. Guage cluster is a VDO unit. Just wondering if that's usual, and if so, how to keep a good average idea of the gas level in mind?

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what ever is the lowest level it shows i would go with just to be safe
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reset the trip milege with every fill, after you figure out how far the car will go with a full tank before it runs out, you will know the ballpark of how long you can drive.

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my guage flies around a lot. However, after the car's been sitting for a bit it usually gives a correctish reading.
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