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Fuel Gauge Problem

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by sean16tbc, May 1, 2013.

  1. sean16tbc

    sean16tbc Zorg Addict

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    Hello all...Been ages since i last visited Z Roadster .org...lookin great!...My Zeds been sorned up until today...Just been out and put £20 of fuel...my needle showed 1/4 tank full. Stopped the car for 10 mins and re started only to then notice tank now showing empty...No fuel leaks anywhere?...Any idea of causes...Cheers Sean.
     
  2. Titan

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    It's probably just the float sticking on the slides in the tank.
    Usual remedy is a tank full of vPower or equivalent 97+ octane fuel to get rid of built up residues ;)


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  3. sean16tbc

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    Thanks Terry will try this out!...Cheers Sean.....Z3 2.2i Silver
     
  4. GazHyde

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    I cant help with the fuel gauge, but welcome back! Titans most likely correct, but don't tell him I said so ;)
     
  5. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Yep as Titan said I think your z is thirsty after the lay up, a few tank fulls burned through in a couple of hours should do the trick.

    My Sorn problem was a stuck front caliper, lots of smoke on the first run, sanded all the rust off the disc and back to normal:coolsteer)
     
  6. hard top

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    That does not always work, my learned friend.
    You can get to it from behind the drivers seat IIRC, probably be a pig of a job.
    HTH
     

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