Fuel gauge reading

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cornishtaz
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by cornishtaz » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:49 am

After my update the speedo and rev needles sweep but not temp/fuel gauge


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Jeff16150 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:17 pm

Have never had any issue with the fuel gauge or My Vauxhall app not indicating full and all of my gauges sweep.
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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by cornishtaz » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:31 pm

You'd think seeing as some cars are unaffected Vauxhall must have the correct software so I wonder why their not uploading it onto the affected cars


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Paulch » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:22 pm

cornishtaz wrote:After my update the speedo and rev needles sweep but not temp/fuel gauge
Hi

This would suggest there is more than one version of the update around. Unfortunately I don't know of a way to see which version is now installed as the version numbers given in the NAVI900 unit didn't change on mine after the update.

Before the update none of my needles did the sweep now all four do.

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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by cornishtaz » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:54 pm

I've also had a new set of clocks fitted due to the needle reading below empty which was different when compared to another one in the workshop. When mine is on empty I've still got 60 miles range


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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by Jeff16150 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:36 pm

cornishtaz wrote:You'd think seeing as some cars are unaffected Vauxhall must have the correct software so I wonder why their not uploading it onto the affected cars
Training issue and ability of technicians to interpret data?
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Spare wheel

Post by Swagger » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:12 am

There's no room in my boot under carpet for a spare wheel. Just a flat floor with the car battery.
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Spare wheel

Post by Swagger » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:17 am

No room in my boot for a spare wheel. If I lift carpet it's just a flat floor with the car battery.
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Re: Spare wheel

Post by Paulch » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:24 am

Swagger wrote:There's no room in my boot under carpet for a spare wheel. Just a flat floor with the car battery.
2016 16 plate 1.6i turbo 200 bhp
Surely the cars should all be the same
Hi

Mine was factory fitted so I assume it has a different under carpet arrangement.

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Re: Fuel gauge reading

Post by JJ-Yorks » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:35 pm

Here is my tip for getting the car to show a full tank:-
When the pump clicks off the gauge will show 7/8th's full.
Continue to put another 4 litres into tank. The first 2 additional litres will go in easily if you just squeeze the handle half way, the last two litres is by trickling in the fuel.
Gauge will now read full.
I have noticed that the range for 7/8ths of a tank gives around 420miles per tank... adding the additional fuel gives around 470.
Also app then states the tank as full also
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