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#1 redren

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 12:36 PM

Last time I refuelled my 2003 picasso the fuel gauge was on red £20 quids worth of fuel later it is still on red.
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#2 granpa

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:00 PM

I was told many years ago that if you make a habit of putting the minimal amount in the tank the reading will not be accurate, a couple of max fills may rectify this, this was down to an xpic recall where the tank had to be removed and I had to run a while with very low fuel, the gauge was all over the place

Not saying this is your fault, just a hint



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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:33 PM

At today's prices that is about 16 litres less if diesel. Tank holds about 55 litres so you put in about 1/4 tank. The low fuel light comes on at 5 litres. Is it on or off. I'd try and put more in and see if it fixes itself.
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:47 PM

usually fixes itself after a few restarts or putting some more in the tank



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:09 PM

He posted this twice in the other version he says he put more it and it's ok niw
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