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Last fill up showed it needed 8 gallons - paid for 9 gallons - guage stopped at the 3/4 mark - Did the same thing the previous fillup.

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These gauges are notorious for being inaccurate. The problem could be the gauge or the sensor in the tank. The fuel level sensor is part of the Fuel pump itself. Based on an Avg cost of $140 for a fuel pump unit and the inconvenience of using the trip meter to judge fill ups I would use the trip meter myself but this is your choice.

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