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Petrol gauge...oddness

Hi All.
Driving a 1.6 2001 147.

Last night the needle on the guage suddenly fell to within the last 1/8th causing the warning to come on...

bit strange as there was far more petrol in the tank 5 mins before hand...

Drove home, about 4-5 miles, and forgot about it.

Got up this morning, started the car, and the warning came back on... needle stayed in the same place... so far to be expected.

About 10 miles later I glanced down at the needle, and it was WAY over the last 1/8th and the yellow warning light had dissapeared...

strange? or normal Alfa phenomenom?!!


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Re: Petrol gauge...oddness

Normal, though I've no idea why. It's been reported in this forum before, and it's happened to me, in my case just after filling the tank. I was about to drive back and complain about small litres to the garage when I remembered I'd topped it up till the automatic cut off on the pump stopped the flow. So I KNEW the tank was full. Over about 20 minutes the gauge 'caught up' with reality. Did the same thing one other time. I've had the car 2 years.

Anyone know what's going on?
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Re: Petrol gauge...oddness

the float gets stuck then frees itself somehow - both the 156's I've had have done it occasionally. Just reset the trip meter when you fill up then you've got some idea as to whether the fuel gauge is having an off day or not.
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