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Driving into work I noticed my fuel gauge dropping far too quickly (well more quickly than normal), over about 10 miles it dropped from just under half full to empty ... obviously I looked out of the back to see if I was dropping diesel everywhere, but no ... so I nursed the car to the nearest petrol station and filled up (as I know the gauges are notoriously inaccurate) ... upon starting the engine the gauge got up to about half full and then dropped back to empty again almost immediately, I stopped and started the car once more and it just stayed on empty ...


... I'm going to give Smaky's suggestion a go (as described in http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...-gauge-stopped-working-anyone-know-a-fix.html) ... are there any other things it could be??
 

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The float inside the petrol tank has been known to be faulty.

Well, not the float itself but the part it connects to. Gets corroded and mis-reads.

Also, if you park on a slight slope, this can often confuse it. Mine takes a mile or two to settle down after i parked on slope.
 

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Well it works again now ... :confused: :confused: ... when I left work on friday the fuel gauge moved slightly when I started the engine ... then over the course of 30 miles it slowly crept up to being full again ... and now it magically works!!!
 

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Well it works again now ... :confused: :confused: ... when I left work on friday the fuel gauge moved slightly when I started the engine ... then over the course of 30 miles it slowly crept up to being full again ... and now it magically works!!!
:lol: mines been doing that for the last four years:lol:
 

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:rolleyes: :rolleyes: ... bloody alfa's :lol: :lol:
 
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