Incorrect Fuel Gauge Reading
BMW E36 (3 series) including BMW 318ti produced from January 1995
Due to the formation of a non-conducting deposit on the conductor surface of the fuel level sensor, the fuel gauge does not read full after re-fuelling, or the fuel gauge is erratic. Remedy:
Remove and replace both fuel level sensors with “Gold system” sensors.
Fuel Gauge Stays Empty after Refuelling/Fuel Gauge Erratic
BMW Z3 Roadster/coupe, BMW M roadster/coupe (E36/7). Vehicles produced before December 15 2000
After refuelling the fuel gauge will stay on empty or the fuel gauge is erratic. This is caused by a non-conducting deposit being formed on the conductor surface of the fuel level sensor. For the Z3 from September 1998 and the M roadster/coupe FC 2 (Fuel sensor voltage plausibility) will be set in the Instrument Cluster.
Remove and replace the fuel level sensor with a ‘Gold system’ sensor referring to repair instructions 16 12 000.
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