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I have this 94 325is with a 95 325is engine and recently the fuel gauge won't work anymore. It just stayed on empty and won't move. I was wondering if there is a blown fuse or something. Does anyone know how to fix this problem without going to a shop?
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Check your fuses, then let us know...

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is it possible the needle is stuck?

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it may be a connection on the back but most check it or sending unit in the gas tank.
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Could be the floater in the tank no longer floats.

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Maybe its out of gas?

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Maybe its out of gas?
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If you didn't turn your car all the way off when you filled it up this is known to make the gauge act weird.

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it may be a connection on the back but most check it or sending unit in the gas tank.
im inclined to agree with white on this one, hit the gauge pod with your hand to see if the needle jumps to eliminate elpresidente's suggestionh

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mine di the same thing last nite, i filled up everything was cool. parked the car and came out later to go out and the needle moved up for a sec then dropped and stayed on empty. came back about 2 hrs later and everything was back to normal, and still working this morn.
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you guys using shell?

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i use shell.

Is there something in it that can cause this problem?

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shell is notorious for causing probems with cars, all i know is there is some additive that causes problems with the fuel pump and relays, really thats all i know.
actually at work our fleet services (thats around 5000 trucks) advise against using shell for the same purpose.

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hmm, so I asume that Texaco is out too then? and isnt Exxon also part of Texaco, which was purchased by Shell?

OMG, I have nowhere to get gas now! I'll be forced to go to Citgo or Conoco.

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