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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What's the easiest way to check there is fuel in the tank?,she's conked out on me luckily right on my drive after work,the 5 mile journey home had bouts of spluttering no power etc and as I got to my house it died Sad had to crank it into the drive,gauge reads 1/4 tank,before I start pulling injectors is there any easy bish bash method for checking for fuel in the tank.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like a misreading fuel gauge Rolling Eyes I took petrol cap off and bounced up and down on the boot listening for signs of fuel slopping around and nothing heard stuck a can in and alls well.... Embarassed
I wonder if grandson playing in car, stubby little fingers pressing on the "button that shouldn't be touched" would cause the gauge to read 1/4 when empty Question

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

have you not got a low fuel warning in the 80 ?

Anyway - to confirm if you have fuel. jack the car up on the passenger side.

Undo the jubilee clamp holding the fuel feed hose going to the pump. As you undo the clamp, you may get some fuel seepage - have a basin handy.

Obviously removing the hose will result in the entire contents of the tank coming down that hose so be careful.

Make sure you wear eye protection

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
have you not got a low fuel warning in the 80 ?

not that I've ever noticed Mike no. this gauge reset button how does that work then

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's not a reset button.

It's for calibration. With an empty tank, add 8 litres of fuel. Calibrate the gauge using the button so that the needle just touches the top of the red reserve area of the dial.

Sounds like an ideal time to check this if you have no fuel Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
It's not a reset button.

It's for calibration. With an empty tank, add 8 litres of fuel. Calibrate the gauge using the button so that the needle just touches the top of the red reserve area of the dial.

Sounds like an ideal time to check this if you have no fuel Smile


what's the procedure for this.push pull twist turn ignition on off,my dumbass ain't got a clue Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

gauge only works with ignition on.

It turns - clockwise to raise it, anti-clockwise to lower it

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

well no matter how I turn it can't seem to get the gauge to move up or down...best get some tippex...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

could be bad contacts on the sender.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
could be bad contacts on the sender.


I'll have a look at that tomorrow Mike,just got the rear end of wifeys jag back together lots of new suspension bits needed before todays mot fingers x'd I've done enough and can out it in the new year Rolling Eyes then find her something as comfy but a tad better on squirt.

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