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Old April 26th, 2016, 05:40 PM
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Mine does this as well. It will swing wildly when I turn but will return to normal relatively quickly. I figured it was normal operation.
Changed the fuel pump and sender last fall and it stopped the vdo needle bouncing wildly. Still moves a little but thats useful when its on the pin!
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Seriously, I reset my Odometer with every fill up and figure out approximate mileage/tank just go keep me sane.
This too is normal operating procedure
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Old April 26th, 2016, 07:31 PM
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Not when you do 700 miles between fills.
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Dude, we're talking NAS Gas v8's here
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Dude, we're talking NAS Gas v8's here
yeah 300 is my norm on a v8
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I should have fully qualified my answer.. <sigh...>

Stock NAS Gas trucks with Stock Gas tanks and no extended range tanks installed.



I really need to put mine in !!

Anyway.. back on topic

In my Stock/Gas/NAS/Stock fuel tank truck - the gas gauge moves around a bit as i turn, etc..
Totally normal.. its the un-baffled tank and a float that sounded like a good idea in 1975..


Also of note while were taking about the gas gauge.. Do not think you have much in reserve when it gets to the Red mark on the gauge.. You don't

For me that is usually 1.5-2 gallons, nothing like my Land Cruiser which could probably go another 75 miles on empty (normally the empty warning starts at ~5.5 gallons left in that truck)
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I should have fully qualified my answer.. <sigh...> Stock NAS Gas trucks with Stock Gas tanks and no extended range tanks installed. I really need to put mine in !! Anyway.. back on topic In my Stock/Gas/NAS/Stock fuel tank truck - the gas gauge moves around a bit as i turn, etc.. Totally normal.. its the un-baffled tank and a float that sounded like a good idea in 1975.. Also of note while were taking about the gas gauge.. Do not think you have much in reserve when it gets to the Red mark on the gauge.. You don't For me that is usually 1.5-2 gallons, nothing like my Land Cruiser which could probably go another 75 miles on empty (normally the empty warning starts at ~5.5 gallons left in that truck)

Putting the extra range gas tank completely transformed my experience with the truck. All the gas anxiety eliminated ...

Best modification. Period.

Well along with LED headlights, TD5 door .. Heated seats ...
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I know!! - it's just stilling there in my garage waiting for me to install it...
I need to get on the stick and do it..

i keep going back and forth on the VDO gauges.. i want to do it, mainly for the temp gauge and to be able to see them at night.. but the gas gauge does not have an idiot light in it which i would really like.. or maybe i don't with the swings in reported level, might drive me crazy...

300 miles/tank would be a god send
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It is so strange that they removed the low fuel light during the "300TDI era".

Here is a nice little module if you want to add one. https://www.spiyda.com/magento/index...ht-module.html Is the light still in the dash module on those era trucks?
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Thank you - that is pretty cool & yes we still have the fuel warning light in the binnacle - just not the module to use it like the 1993 110 NAS did.

i might have to add that to the Endless gerbil wheel list of projects to do..
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