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Old 06-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Gas tank?

Hey, so I filled up my jeep '98 tj yesterday. it was about half empty, but saw cheap gas so decided to fill it up. I checked this morning, and my gauge a little less than a 1/4 of the gas has been used. I just filled it up, and hadnt drove more than 1 mile, and it already says its 3/4 tank left. There isnt a leak, so i was wondering if there is a built in wiggle room, with the gauge. Thanks for the replies

whats the full cap. for my tj?

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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it's a 19 gallon tank .. should go to the right of the full marker by about 1/8"

have noticed that the gauges tend to stick (might be the float) .. had a case where I went from 3/4 tank to 1/4 tank between morning and afternoon then back to just above 1/2 tank on the drive home (after a stop and restart)

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Could someone have stolen it?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Nothing unusual about this as gas gauges are not very accurate. This has been posted many times in the past. Most likely, when it says you have only a 1/4 tank or less of gas, you probably have more.
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i filled mine up one time, get in the jeep start her up and it said 3/4. So I get out pump more gas and it starts blowing out because its full. The gauge seems to work most of the time but I make sure I fit in 15 gallons at least if I'm on empty.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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yeah, i figure my tank is 15 gallons, since last time i filled up as soon as the light turned on, and it got about 10 gallons in, so i'm sure i can drive while the light is on, since there should be about 5 more gallons left...thanks for the replies! now i just need to change my brakes, and start saving money to make my girly jeep more badass
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I have no idea how accurate my quage is and don't trust it. I fill up when my tripometer hits 200 miles.

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