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Re: [Shop-talk] erratic fuel gauge and a legitimate shop talk

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] erratic fuel gauge and a legitimate shop talk
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:00:20 EST
In a message dated 2/24/08 3:09:02 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

I have a 2003 GMC Savana (4.3L V6, 2,500 lb payload) van that I just love. I
have had zero problems with it and it can get 20.5 MPG (not bad for a 4,500 lb
beast with the aerodynamics of a sheet of plywood).

Just last week, though, when I started it up, the fuel gauge showed empty, the
chimes sounded, etc., though I knew I had about a = tank. After driving for a
bit, the gauge went up to = tank again. Next day, there was a repeat of the
same performance.

My guess is that there is a loose connection from the sending unit in the gas
tank or the sender in the gas tank is failing.

Hold that thought...
I have a late model Z 06 Vette and all the Vette owners for the last ten 
years or so have complained of this issue.  Believe it or not, the "fix" is to 
a couple bottles of Techron thru the system and that seems to release the 
grip of the little gremlins holdin the sender.  Since you have one of the 
General's products, it will p'rolly work for you too!
As to havin a car fall on you, or whatever, ...I live alone and would not be 
missed for weeks...Prayer and happy thoughts are my only ally. "Safety fast" 
was the motto for MG for years...mine is safety  always!
No gas shortage at my house...OH? not that kind?....
                      Nick in Nor Cal

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