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    Default Fuel Guage - Cold Weather?

    Hi Peeps...

    We all know its been very cold lately, but had to use the car today for the 1st time in a while, it started ok, but the fuel guage warning light flashed and the guage shown no fuel, even though it was over 1/4 of a tank. After about 6miles of driving the fuel guage leveled off at just over 1/4 tank as it should, but the warning light kept on flashing.
    Popped into shell, put 40L of VPower Diesel in and the light went out and the tank showed full, strange as it normally shows around 3/4 of a tank... over the next few miles the needle went down quickly, and is still doing so... it just over 1/2 now only 20 miles covered. I know these drink fuel but wow! . Cant see any leaks in engine bay or puddles under car..

    dodgy guage? frozen fuel/sender unit? never done this before.

    Ill keep an eye on it, but anyone had this issue in this cold weather?

    thanks...

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    is there a hosepipe in the bush nearby lol

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    Were you parked on a hill...?

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    the fuel sender may be struggleing in the tank with the cold the fuel maybe a little waxy and floating in it might be impossible .....

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