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I have a 98 Pontiac Sunfire. Recent purchase. The tank was almost on E. I put in $10 at about $3.19 per gal. That put me just under half. After driving around for 30 miles (city), I now read just about 1/8 tank. If I turn off the car and rotate the key forward, the needle goes up slightly above half. Tapping on the cover raises the needle about 1/12 every tap until it reaches full. Am I really burning that much fuel or is it some error somewhere? SE Coupe 4 cyl, 2.2 Liter.

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You could have a faulty gauge or sending unit.

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