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Fuel gadge reading

Fuel gadge read 1/8 on Tuesday. On Wednesday jt read full and I never added any gas. What is the problem? Les Morton

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You are going top have to pull the gas tank and change the gas guage sending unit, it is the cause of your erratic guage readings, of this I am 100% sure.

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