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Re: gas gauge issues 89F-150
That's a new one to me. I've heard my gas gauge's condition being mentioned here before, but not the one you've got. Mine reads the top half of the tank, so when it say empty you still have half a tank left. I never told this to my younger Brother or I'd be running under half (off the gauge) all the time.
Once every Winter it gets cold enough the gauge goes back to reading the whole tank for a few days/hours, but then it goes back to reading just the top half. What can you do other than set your trip meter like Norm suggested. Like Norm I know what mileage I get and when I let the tank go under 1/2 (not often) I depend on the trip meter reading not getting close to double what was on it before it went under half.
My biggest tank worry is the red wire to the sender is so brittle I keep having to solder to it and get closer and closer to the unit.