LC100 - Inacurate fuel guage

Submitted: Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 22:21
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Have just read the article on problems with Nissan fuel gauge. We have a 2004 2.4 TD LC, when the tank is empty, ie. Indicator on dash flashes that tank is empty, there is still 17 L left in the tank. The reserve tank when flashes is empty. I have approached the local Toyota dealer and they state that it cannot be adjusted.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to adjust this so that the reading is a little more accurate.

Thanks.

Russ
PS, Dont believe the dealer, U R correct, they told me I could not take it out of 4x4 high on th fligh!!! They dont know everything.
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 08:28

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 08:28
The L/C was designed that way. The indicator is designed to let you know that you are going to need to fill the tank....and that you have enough fuel to get to the servo.
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Follow Up By: Russ - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:59

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:59
Footloose,

Mate, I have had 10.1l/100km and average around 11.5, this is up to 170 extra km out of the tank.
Lets say it is 100km extra, I think this is not acceptable.

5-8L I can handle but not 17l to drive to the nearest servo to top up.

Appreciate your reply.

Russ.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:05

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:05
Russ, lets say that the last 7L are going to be full of tank crap anyway, leaving around 10 useable. Now if you're loaded and in the bush your economy might be say, 15L/100K. So you've a fair warning of the need for go juice. This warning could help you decide which track to take etc.

Just a thought :))
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Follow Up By: Russ - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:10

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:10
Footloose,
Point taken, thanks again.

Russ
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:53

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:53
You're welcome. I may be way off base but that's the way I like to view that pesky little fuel gauge :))))
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Reply By: Parso - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 11:15

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 11:15
There is a recall on some L/C's.
It relates to a 'malfunction of an electrical resistor within the combination meter circuit'.
The fix takes about half an hour at the dealership.
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Follow Up By: Russ - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:01

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 20:01
Thanks mate, will follow this up.

Russ
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