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#1 bart42

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

why on the display for the miles to fill-up.mine keeps going up and down.yesterday i had 78 miles to fill-up.stopped the car got out 10 mins back in the car and it was showing 45 miles to fill up ???? :wacko:  :wacko:



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

Your float may possibly be sticking in tank. Theyre not mega-accurate anyway at best a times

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

ok put £20 in yesterday taking it up to just under half a tank.with 134 to petrol on the digital display. now 49 miles later doing a few short journeys school run,wife need running about.taking son to and from college.the petrol light has come on at 50 miles remaining to fill up with petrol.also noticed the digital display for the miles to petrol sign keeps going down,then later it go's back up.giving a false reading??? :wacko:  :wacko:



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

sticky float



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

sticky float

how can i get rid of a sticky float???



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

Cant remember if ford fuel sender units are accessible from under back seat but if not you'd have to remove fuel tank. Some1 must know on here though. The float should have a track it runs on & this is possibly dirty. Theyre expensive to buy new ive heard

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:20 PM

well the fuel-pump went on the car,thought i'd run out of petrol phoned RAC.did all his checks and came up with the fuel pump not working at all.so going to get quotes from mobile mechanics..... :(



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

why mobile mechanics? why not get it to a diesel specialist where you know you're gonna get what you pay for(more-or-less).

i think a mobile mechanic is inviting trouble mate



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:18 PM

why mobile mechanics? why not get it to a diesel specialist where you know you're gonna get what you pay for(more-or-less).

i think a mobile mechanic is inviting trouble mate

at the moment the car is on the drive.going no where.did some googling on the net for mobile car mechanic's in the area and came up with his chap who's been doing it for 30yrs.gave him a phone call,gave him details of car and he quoted me £200.£150 for the fuel-pump and the rest for his services....



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

not a bad price in the grand scheme of things, especially when it saves you £150 towing it to a garage!



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

well the mechanic came this morning.couldnt do the job has the inspection hole was a fraction to small.so its going to be taking the tank off and doing it that way.and thats being done on tuesday now... :(



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

Gone are the days when they'd just cut it bigger wi a grinder lol. Remember when i bought a car yrs ago, the whole had been cut wider with snips to get it out

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

ouch, whats the new bill to come?



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:41 PM

ouch, whats the new bill to come?

an extra £70....... :(



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:44 PM

So, £270?  That's quite a bargain when you consider that getting the fuel pump replaced on my last car (Focus TDDI) cost me £1,147.



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