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    big fuel problem

    i have a very big problem with my mk2 sri 18SE

    i have replaced all of the fuel lines in the car and put a new fuel filter on none of fuel lines leak but i put 5 petrol in the car and only got 20 miles out of it.

    i recently fitted a 2.0 16v digital dash to the car and after 20 miles the fuel warning light startet flashing.

    anyone got any ideas??

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    Re: big fuel problem

    Well, it's either leaking somewhere or it's burning it.
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    Re: big fuel problem

    definatly no leaks i spent 15 minutes under the car checking all the fuel lines while the engine was running how would the car be burning it and how do i get it sorted

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    Re: big fuel problem

    Could be a mis-match between fuel sender and gauge,also gauges aren`t really the most accurate of things
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    Re: big fuel problem

    maybe leaks underload, get someone to rev it up see then, did u actually run out of petrol? or u going by the dash? maybe just the sender is dodgy?

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    Re: big fuel problem

    no dosent leak under load already tested that didnt run out of fuel either this is just to the point that the fuel light comes on i was wondering if the gte 16v digi dash reads a different way to the 1.8 sri sender unit also the sender unit may be sticking is that a fuel tank off job to look at it

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    Re: big fuel problem

    i know on my old sri 8v i had to take the tank out, as it was a lot easier to get the sender unit out instead of faffing about, but that was because i had a out of tank fuel pump , i think the intank pumps ones have also got the sender under the rear seat

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    Re: big fuel problem

    mine has an out of tank pump aswell there are two wires going to it if they were the wrong way round would it make a difference

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    Re: big fuel problem

    doubt it those wires r just 0v and 12v power supply mate thats all, they can only go on one way because the crimps r certain size, unless they where cut off andy k should be able to tell u what colour wire goes to what side. i can remember

    on the fuel tank u will see another wire comming out of it, and a fuel line which is the return feed, well that is the sender unit , have to drain tank out then remove it and put new one in

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    Re: big fuel problem

    When the fuel light comes on you could have a gallon in there,more than likely just swapping the dashs over,and the way the digi dash reads the signal.

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    Re: big fuel problem

    again thats wat i was wondering the digi dash misleading me and telling me i am running out of petrol when i aint

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