July 12, 2012, 6:30 pm
Just purchased my 03 Focus Ghia 2.0. Have had it since Saturday and bought it with a full tank of petrol.
Earlier today i noticed a beep when turning the key in the ignition and also the remaining petrol/miles amount was flashing.
It was showing 47 miles left so popped a tenners worth in but it doesn't appear to have changed.
Does anyone have any ideas - a) what the beep is? b)how long does it take for the display to change and show the actual amount of petrol in there
July 12, 2012, 7:38 pm
is the fuel gauge showing the correct amount if so its likely the sensor
July 12, 2012, 8:16 pm
The gauge is showing correctly and the sensor was working when i picked it up as it has been gradually been decreasing!
July 12, 2012, 9:06 pm
may have just got stuck see if it changes in the next few days
July 12, 2012, 9:44 pm
Popped out a while ago and it looks like its gradually going up. Will keep you updated, cheers for the advice
July 12, 2012, 11:19 pm
nowadays a tenner doesn't get that much fuel, i've seen it a good few times that it barely registers when you put it in. Sometimes it readjusts after a while, others it doesn't.
Its been 8 months since i did anything less than fill it though and petrol has only gone up, so you'd get even less than i would have.
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