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Old 01-14-2002, 02:02 PM
lrg lrg is offline
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Low Fuel Warning Light

The low fuel light on my '85 td never seems to come on. When I start the car the light will go on so I know the bulb is good. Also, when I shorted the wire at the tank the light on the dash lights up. I just never see it come on in normal use, no matter how low the tank gets. I once even drove around with a gallon of diesel in a can in the back to see if the light would go on if I ran the tank really low. After the gauge read into "reserve" and well below empty I couldn't take it anymore and filled it up, but the light never went on. My wife has run it out on hills (we live in S.F.) when she's parked on a steep hill with a very low tank and couldn't restart (I suspect the intake was high and dry) but even then no light. Do I have a bad sending unit? The actual gauge works fine. Any thoughts here would be appreciated.

1987 300D Turbo 175K
2006 Toyota Prius, efficent but no soul
1985 300 TDT(130K miles of trouble free motoring)now sold
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