Fuel Gauge and Fuel Quality

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:14 PM
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I have another small problem on my car. The fuel gauge doesn't exactly...work. It shows that the tank is full after you brim it, then it drops, and then after a while the light comes on. My brother told me that it'll get 250 miles on one tank. I had to do something out of town, so I got two third-tanks of fuel, as the places where I stopped for gas sent me inside because I had a debit card, and I had to get a prepaid amount, rather than let it top off. Anyways, I ran out of gas (embarrassingly) two days ago, and AAA gave me enough for a gas station a mile or so away. I then proceeded to get $30 of regular gas, then got another $20 yesterday.

So the questions are 1: How do I fix the issue on my fuel gauge, and 2: What kind of fuel should I be putting into the car? I know the owner's manual said premium, but I'm a bit tight for money right now, so I can't afford to fill it all the way with regular, let alone premium. Thanks!
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:23 PM
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You can use regular unless motor pings (predetonates).

Gauge: most likely your tank sender is bad. It's pricey new, used is not bad these days. The pump and the sender are two separate pieces but go as a unit as far as most sales go especially when used. The labor is not too hard, easier on wagon than sedan.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:10 PM
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Thanks; I put in about half a tank of 87-octane; if I can afford it in the next few weeks, then I might get 89 or even 91.

And as for the tank sender, I'll go have a look around.
 
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:31 PM
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Goldenblock here!!! Dump a can of Berrymans B12 up in there... See if that helps. Or try tehtron fuel system cleaner my friend worth a try and cheaper!! Oss
 
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