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Old 11-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #1  
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My fuel gauge reads that's it's way past full any one know how to fix it on 1995 z28

My fuel gauge reads that's it's way past full any one know how to fix it on a 1995 z28 camaro?
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Re: My fuel gauge reads that's it's way past full any one know how to fix it on 1995

Don't know how to fix that, but my '96 Formula does the same. In fact, every car I've had does that, and I've had several. Of course I always fill them until the tank almost overflows.
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My fuel gauge reads that's it's way past full any one know how to fix it on a 1995 z28 camaro?
Do you mean it's stuck there all the time, or that it hangs there for quite a while, but eventually comes back down when a substantial amount of fuel has been consumed?
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Most f body's around this year have the same issue, it's a pretty common issue. I typically just use it the way it is, when it reads a half, it actually means you've got a quarter of a tank left. After that I'm not sure, but I never let my 94 z28 get that low.
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Mine does the same thing. Mine stays reading way past full all the time. I'm going to test my wiring tomorrow using the Shoebox article.
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Interesting.... "Garcia5" came back on 11/27, never answered the question, never acknowledged Rob's input. Guess he got what he wanted. Shame people can't be more courteous.
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Re: My fuel gauge reads that's it's way past full any one know how to fix it on 1995

Anyone ever pulled the needle to adjust? Or not possible?
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Anyone ever pulled the needle to adjust? Or not possible?
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That does nothing for the non-linear way the gauge reads. If you set the needle at the F mark when completely full, then it is only going to go way past E when nearing empty. At least the way it normally is, it is really at empty when it gets to E.
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That does nothing for the non-linear way the gauge reads. If you set the needle at the F mark when completely full, then it is only going to go way past E when nearing empty. At least the way it normally is, it is really at empty when it gets to E.
I would rather have it read E, and still have fuel left. So can the needle be pulled?
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Not sure why everyone has such a problem with this. I bought my Formula brand new, noticed the inaccuracy, and developed a calibration table.... pretty much the same table Rob has for gauge position vs. content. It was so repeatable that when the needle hit 1/2 I knew I had used 10 gallons, and divided the trip odo reading by 10 to estimate my MPG to that point. I knew at any point EXACTLY how many gallons were in the tank.

No matter what you do with the needle, it's going to be inaccurate, so it's your choice. But why start pulling needles off (people do it all the time to install dash overlays) and possibly damage something, and end up with a gauge with a totally unknown calibration error.
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I would rather have it read E, and still have fuel left. So can the needle be pulled?
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Sure, but seems like a lot of trouble just to have it act in the same manner it did before, but just in a different position. Most are used to the way it works.
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