Gas gauge inaccurate

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  1. Adieu

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    Needle is mechanical and can easily be knocked out of alignment.


    I'd ignore it, speedo and temp gauges are the ones that matter, no point reopening the flimsy POS Siemens cluster unit to readjust something like gas fill or tachometer long as you know how far off from reality it actually shows
     
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    I never subscribed to that attitude. That's how vehicles become junk. Ignore this, don't bother fixing that, that is needed don't worry about it, and before you know it, you are driving a piece of crap that is falling apart. If it's worth having it's worth taking care of it or it's time to unload it and get something else.

    I just like having all of my stuff work.
     
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    +1...I definitely subscribe to the ‘fix it’ mindset. Maybe it’s my OCD, but if something is broke it bothers me.
     
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    Yeah, I don't like when stuff breaks. I fix it. When I traded my 05 aside for a little wear and tear from being 12 years old everything worked the like it was the day it rolled off the assembly line.
     
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    Trying to realign one damn needle tends to throw two others out of whack... or break some clips and the odometer display button

    Ask me how i know
     
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    Tell me about it. I was trying to diagnose the lean codes last week and broke a wire causing the engine to die then ran the battery down trying to diagnose why the vehicle would die then damaged the piggyback connection of the wire trying to fix the vehicle dying problem. Its all better now, I just had to be patient and work through it. One problem became 4 in a few minutes of work. Some days its just better not to get out of bed. That's why I have a kegorater in my bedroom and a tv mounted on the ceiling directly above my bed.
     
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    Please don't tell us you live in the basement of your parent's house! :(
     
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    From the sound of things and your luck Just be careful the TV doesn't fall off the ceiling
     
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    No, they are in their 90's.
    I make them live in the basement.
    Not much they can do about it.

    Just kidding again.
    Sorry if I joke too much
    (the auto repair stuff was true)
     
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    The gauge itself is rarely the problem, 99% of the time it's the sending unit that causes the problem so you never really have to touch the cluster and they are generally sealed for that reason. The new ones are LCD so there are no needles to adjust.
     

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