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    Thread: How to read cabby gas guage

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      04-12-2012 09:22 AM #1
      Lil curious as to where the qtr, half a tank marks are on the gas guage. Just so ihave a bearing. I have an idea i just wanna see what others think.

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      04-12-2012 09:33 AM #2
      I asked the same question awhile ago and got no answer! I wanna know!

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      04-12-2012 09:55 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by They_Call_Me_Bob View Post
      I asked the same question awhile ago and got no answer! I wanna know!
      Yeah its been puzzling me. I believe the secone thick line is the halfway but it cant be, has to be qtr. info is nowhere to be found

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      04-12-2012 10:17 AM #4
      I'm curious my self. Just broke out the owners manual with no luck. All it said was the orange part is the reserve tank.

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      04-12-2012 11:08 AM #5
      Fuel gauge is:
      All the way to the right Full
      Half way in the middle Half Full
      On the mark or at the red mark 2.5 gallons remain.
      Empty is when the car sputters to a stop and the gauge is all the way to the left.

      There is no reserve tank.
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      04-12-2012 11:08 AM #6
      I'm usually about halfway through my miles-per-tank distance when the needle is straight up and down. ymmv.

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      04-12-2012 01:10 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      On the mark or at the red mark 2.5 gallons remain.
      Manual says: "...about 1.8 gallons of fuel left in the tank. Time to refuel."

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      06-05-2012 02:08 PM #8
      My experience with MkI fuel gauges: carburated cars w/ mechanical fuel pump, tank is empty & car stops when needle is about 2mm past the end of the red zone; GTI/K-jetronic with electric fuel pump, cars stop when the needle is about 1mm BEFORE the end of the red zone, was a bad surprise when upgrading from 50PS to 110PS, everything else was quite pleasant

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      06-06-2012 08:30 PM #9
      i think that you had a rather obvious answer there unless i miss understood. how do i read my gas gauge? that was great!

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