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Spide fuel guage all over the show!...

Hi folks,

I've noticed that my 2001 2.0 TS Spider's fuel guage doesn't always give a reliable indication of fuel.

For example, today I set off from work, and it was showing about 33% (half way between the 1/4 and 1/2 mark). Then, after driving for 10 mins it was up just below the 1/2 way mark (basically, showed more fuel).

Also, when I was doing a motorway journey, it took about 150 miles to drop from 75% to 25%, but then then dropped much quicker despite me doing the same speed and driving as usual.

Is this my imagination or does anyone else have this problem?

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Re: Spide fuel guage all over the show!...

Have always found the fuel gauge to be "strange" myself, the light comes on just below the 1/4 level almost prompting you to refill, however, recently I decided to try and run it as low as I could and it reached the empty/0 line 40/50 mile after the light came on!!!(didnt dare go any further at the time) - which is about the reserve of the tank 9 litres I think, according to the manual.
I now find I get around 140/150 miles on £20 of unleaded before my bottle goes and I head to the pumps (take off 20 or so for super unleaded).
Am driving a 99 2.0 gtv by the way.
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Re: Spide fuel guage all over the show!...

Mine seems to work fine...
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