Thread Rating:
  • 5 Vote(s) - 3.4 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Dodgy fuel gauge! Multispace 1.9D
#1
Hi, has anyone on here had to fix a dodgy fuel gauge......if so where do I start lol :brickwall: its a 2002 MK1 multispace 1.9D. The problem is when I look at the dash without ignition on, the needle is flat at the bottom of the red bit (where it should be) i then turn the key once and it jumps up to quarter and when I start the car it jumps to 3 quarters!!! The diesel light comes on when the needle reaches half way so I have been judging what I have got left by assuming that at half-full its nearly empty!!! Does anyone know how to go about fixing it or where to start looking! Thanx. P.s...and there's me thinking there was a lot of diesel in it when I bought it......Confusedillyme:
Reply
#2
I don't know the cure, but something to consider is how I have discovered the gauge works and it's not like normal gauges of old.

I found out just how weird the thing works by accident. My car is LPG so when I am on a journey I am not using any petrol. However, the needles drops as though I am.

The gauge works by reading the fuel level when you fill up, it then calculates what you are using and deducts it from the gauge level. It only re-reads the level if the tank contents are significantly different (10 to 12 litres different) hence it might not move the needle if you only put in 5 litres for example.

The logic being that you don't get the needle rising by quarter of a tank when you go round a roundabout.

Hence your fault might not be the calibration between tank sensor and gauge, but could relate to some faulty sensor in the engine?
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Welcome
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username:
  

Password:
  




[-]
Search
(Advanced Search)

[-]
Latest Threads
2018 Berlingo....
Last Post: msw109
Yesterday 11:47 PM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 1743
2004 gearbox removal difficulty...
Last Post: jj9
Yesterday 10:00 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 220
Grizz' Prozac for the Soul - Berlingo Multispace
Last Post: Grizz
Yesterday 09:56 PM
» Replies: 472
» Views: 77823
injectors wjy 1.9d
Last Post: jj9
Yesterday 08:56 PM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 523
Inherited Volvo - sell to put towards a Berlingo...
Last Post: geoff
Yesterday 08:37 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 193
Replacing Ignition switch / barrel
Last Post: drc200
Yesterday 04:10 PM
» Replies: 18
» Views: 16873
Alarm wiring connections
Last Post: drc200
Yesterday 02:55 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 188
New in a Berlingo that need a new injection pump...
Last Post: swedish
Yesterday 10:52 AM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 624
Eberspacher or similar
Last Post: hawaiianblue
Yesterday 01:20 AM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 1728
New windscreen
Last Post: Hardnut
17-10-2018 08:49 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 397

[-]
Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page