inaccurate fuel gauge or is lpg reserve quite a size.

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inaccurate fuel gauge or is lpg reserve quite a size.

#1 Post by pete_c » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:23 pm

have a factory fitted lpg system on a astra van 02, after a full tank i get about 330 miles-then light on fuel gauge comes on-i continue to ignore this as obviously i have petrol as a back up-and finally the red light is flashing constantly and i then start bunny hopping and i know its time to hit to petrol.

well the other day i done 80miles with the fuel gauge flashing...is this normal
or is my gauge very inaccurate.

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#2 Post by richard_ha » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:57 pm

Reserve - 80 Miles
1 LED - 30 Miles
2 LED - 30 Miles
3 LED - 30 Miles
4 LED - 30 Miles

Mines divided up like that. 30 Miles for each green LED, then 80 miles on reserve.

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#3 Post by pjpj » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:59 pm

Apx. 40 miles normally but, the float arm can sometimes stick causing high or low readings.

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#4 Post by Nath » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:42 pm

I don't have your system but with my car it goes:
4 LED - 0-45miles
3 LED - 45-90 miles
2 LED - 90-120 miles
1 LED - 120-160 miles
1 Flashing LED - 160-260 miles
RED LED - you're out!

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#5 Post by Arfa » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:26 am

Gauge on my Zaffy goes a bit like this:

First 100 miles, gauge on max.
Then drops quite quickly over next 50-70 miles.
Fuel light on, got about 70 miles left
Fuel light flashing, got about 20 miles left.

Also the number of times I start the car has a big effect. On a long stint without stopping it'll stay fuller for longer, then move drastically when I next start the car!

Just remember to reset your odometer each fill up and use that to gauge how many miles you have left.

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Re: inaccurate fuel gauge or is lpg reserve quite a size.

#6 Post by gareth111278 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:30 am

THB I never bother with the gauge I just set the trip counter to zero when I fill up. I know I've got a maximum of 175 miles on a tank [130 if I'm towing].
My gauge says on 'all lights on' for about 100 miles then after about 25 miles I've just got the red light, been like it since new. :roll:
Smoke me a kipper, i'll be back for breakfast!

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