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Dec 3, 4:56pm - #342375 
fuel tank indicator problem

Hello.
I live in Norway, where winter is very cold.
For 3 weeks ego I had 1/4 gas in my fuel tank.
the temperature was then between +2 and + 6
then it came cold and the temperature was -2 to -5

I still had 1/4 gas in my tan becouse my car was standing in 3 days.

I drived home (temperature was under -2 whole time).
I filled up fuel tank and looked at my indicator and it shows 19 of 20 (we got 20 sectors on fueal tank indicator i celica;) )

how, I drived 5 km then the I got 20.
But when I drive 50km I got 19 again. I fill up tank, I have 19. I stop car for the night, next day I got 20.


It looks like there is some problems with fuel tank indicator and temperatures under -1 Celsius.

Any one who had this problem?
Any solusion?
Any Ideas?

(I got a teory that fueal tank indicator will show 20 in summer time when car is worm and all other parts too)


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Dec 3, 5:03pm - #342376 
I would'nt rely on an led indicator that heavily dood. just fill it up all the way and watch your mileage thumbsup


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Dec 3, 5:11pm - #342377 
Yes I know, but it is so inoing thing when I know tha<t something is not working as it should.

the problem started just now in winter, never had it before.

I am afraid for more "small problems"! with my baby.;)


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Dec 3, 5:17pm - #342378 
Maybe its a temperature thing like you thought who knows? I wouldn't worry about it.


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Dec 4, 3:18am - #342379 
My indicator is 4 bars off...regardless of conditions. Fuel gauges have never been very accurate. It annoys the hell out of me some days, but I put up with it and don't worry about it.

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Dec 4, 9:41pm - #342380 
yeah mine changes a bar or so on steep hills, its mainly accurate on flat surfaces in above freezing weather


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Dec 4, 9:43pm - #342381 
Mine does that sometimes too and i'm in florida where it never gets that cold. Happened to me in summer time too.
But goes away after time. only happened to me twice


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