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I accidently overfilled by tank till it actually came out... oops.

Decided to go for a long drive to make sure the tank wasn't sitting full, and noticed my fuel gauge basically did not move for 70 odd miles and then suddenly dropped by an 8th.

Is it ruined, or was the fuel float perhaps just stuck?

 

It's an MK8 Fiesta 2019

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28 minutes ago, Bobr said:

You have to be rich to overfill your tank.😁

do fuel pumps still click off in 2022? 😂

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It's fine.  I always brimmed my cars.  Occasionally got a bit of overflow. 

The needle would stick at the top for 50-100 miles depending on model.  I think the thickness of the float means it hits the 'roof' of the tank so can't move for the first gallon or two from full.

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When you say it didn't move that implies that it was stuck on empty, I think you mean it was static on the full mark. That's perfectly normal as it will not start to read normally until you have used the surplus from the air space in the tank and the fuel in the filler pipe which can add up to nearly one gallon so 70 mile before it starts to read correctly is ok.

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Wish my needle would stick once in a while. If I brim tank, it stays at full for about 100 yards, then takes a visible dip. MPG is fine when tested with mileage/fuel, but gauge is just so pessimistically opinionated to head down so fast!

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46 minutes ago, StephenFord said:

Wish my needle would stick once in a while. If I brim tank, it stays at full for about 100 yards, then takes a visible dip. MPG is fine when tested with mileage/fuel, but gauge is just so pessimistically opinionated to head down so fast!

My needle on the Mondeo  seems to stay on full for the first 150miles then drops steady for the next 800+miles to empty.

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Only used the motorcycle for a couple of weeks to get to work and back. Was costing me a fortune. 

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Road tax is crazy price for motorbikes. I have owned a Suzuki gs550 for 35 years.  In 6 weeks time it is 40 years old and becomes mot exempt.   It does not become tax exempt until 01 April 2023. I am getting it back on the road after a few years not using it. Road tax is £77.  Mind you old motorbikes weren’t built with emissions in mind and probably pump out a lot of emissions. They certainly don’t burn the fuel efficiently when you look at the low mpg figures. 

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3 minutes ago, isetta said:

I have owned a Suzuki gs550 for 35 years.

I very nearly bought a brand new one back in 1979. Always wanted a black one with the blue stripes. Two friends of mine ordered new bikes around about then, but for some reason there were delivery problems and after waiting 6 months they both changed their orders to other bikes. I on the other hand got my car licence and bought an escort.

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