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Old 19-Oct-2015, 16:38   #1
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Fuel gauge/tank/pump inaccuracies

I normally fill the Sedona until the pump clicks off, maybe putting a few pence in to round it off. It's always showing full on the gauge when I do this.

On Saturday, I filled it until it stopped, then left it a second or two before filling it again. I kept doing this, and gave up at 16 litres (over 3 gallons I think). I probably could have carried on for quite a while. I've done 130 miles since then, and it's still on full. How big is the fucking neck on these things?!??!?
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Old 19-Oct-2015, 16:45   #2
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You aren't actually filling up your tank any more. What's happening is that the fuel is travelling down the pumps vapour line back to the garages fuel tank. So you are just giving the garage free money at this point. If you are unlucky, you'll break the fuel pump doing this as well. If you are really unlucky, the expansion of your over full fuel tank will damage your car.
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Nah, I don't think so. Before when I just filled until it stopped, the gauge would start dropping immediately. I've done 130 miles in a car that does about 35 to the gallon, and it's still showing full. There's definitely a good 3 gallons extra in there somewhere.
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