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    Went from Southampton to Lulworth Castle and back the other day and was pleasantly surprised the fuel gauge only showed two increments depleted (from a full tank). Admittedly we were only pootling along due to heavy traffic both ways but nonetheless, I thought it quite good!

    However, when I got home, turned it off, washed it and then put it in the garage, the gauge showed 1 increment under half. Anyone else have false reading whilst on the move or is this normal (can't be surely?)!!
    Happiness is a full tank and an open road - unless you live in the UK of course......

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    Only ever happened on track, still I used to alway trip the counter on a fill up as the miles don't lie.

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    Geoff,
    I reset the trip after each refill,and will achieve 360 miles on a full tank.The low fuel light will come on though.
    Parking on even a slight slope will add or delete bars.sometimes several bars can disappear in one go.(or even come back)
    Hence I go by the miles i've covered.
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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    Thanks Phill & Revhappy, I guess that is the best think to do but it's still a bit disconcerting!
    Happiness is a full tank and an open road - unless you live in the UK of course......

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    I had issues with the fuel reading on my 430, below half a tank the gauge was unreliable, jumping from low to halve full each time you started the car.

    Two new fuel sensors, 1 in each tank solved it.

    Neil

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    My 328 fuel gauge swings wildly whilst going around corners. Its as if there's no damping on the gauge, which I think most cars have.
    I'm not sure if its supposed to be like this or not?

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    Not sure about the 328 specifically, but no, fuel gauges should not do this. Older cars may be different, but there should be baffles in the petrol tank to stop the fuel moving freely in the tank and the fuel sender(s) should even it out.

    You are describing a very similar problem to what I had, I also had issues when the fuel level was getting low, the gauge moved frequently up and down, noticeable also when I went around corners. The fuel senders were at fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
    My 328 fuel gauge swings wildly whilst going around corners. Its as if there's no damping on the gauge, which I think most cars have.
    I'm not sure if its supposed to be like this or not?
    They (328's) all do that Sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by F355GTS View Post
    They (328's) all do that Sir
    I agree,my 328 was like it.
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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    That's useful to know, thanks - I've been wondering over the last 10 yrs if it should do that!
    I've also noticed you shouldn't fill up to the top of the filler pipe - fuel over flows all over the petrol station forecourt.

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