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post #1 of 109 Old 09-18-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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DL650 Fuel Gauge Accuracy

Hello

I just returned from a trip from Northern California to Colorado and noticed the top bar on my fuel gauge only stays on for about a minute or so. Is there a procedure for adjusting the gauge?

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You can fit more fuel in there, mine will stay on for 25 miles sometimes if I really top it off.

Mine usually goes out by mile 12 or so though. Just they way they are I guess. I seriously doubt that its adjustable, unless there is a float in the tank.
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My top bar is solid till about 100ish miles.

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My top bar is on until about 80 miles or so. My bottom 2 bars go fast.

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My top bar is solid till about 100ish miles.

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Same here between 170 and 190 kms before the top bar goes out.
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They're not linear. Over time, you'll know what each bar really means.

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Here's a link that gives the fuel used/left per segment in both gallons & liters

Fuel Gauge: What quantities do the segments indicate?
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My top bar is solid till about 100ish miles.
I councour.... I get about 100 miles before the 1st bar drops off the display.


HOWEVER: The OP was asking if there is a way to adjust the accuracy of the fuel-display. I do not know the answer to this question.
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If anything needs to be adjusted it's the float sensor inside the tank. The first thing I would be doing is making sure that the tank is actually completely full.
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If anything needs to be adjusted it's the float sensor inside the tank. The first thing I would be doing is making sure that the tank is actually completely full.
Bingo!

As was mentioned above, it doesn't really matter. Just get used to how yours works, and pay attention to how much fuel it takes to fill from various readings on the guage. It can really vary a lot depending on how much you top off the tank.
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