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Old 09-13-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default My Gas gauge goes up and down when im moving

when i accelerate the gas gauge will drop a little less then a quater, then go back up. its not a just big deal i was just wondering what that could be from.

any feedback? -thanks
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My old POS did that too, would like to know why aswell.
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it's a mechanical gauge...it's supposed to move on take off and turns
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Perfectly normal!

I don't notice any movement on accel/decel, but turning right makes the gas gauge go down, and turning left makes the gas gauge go up.

I had a Cadillac that did the same thing... so has every vehicle I've ever owned.

No matter what, my CiViC gas gauge always measures lower at startup, then when I'm moving - sooo... I think it just makes an educated guess, so to speak, e.g. averages it out.

Basically, I go by the odometer - and to hell with the gas gauge!
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Common.

I have noticed one thing though... It seems maybe the EX is more accurate. We even did an EX tank swap in a CX and it's become more accurate since the tank swap.

Just a curious detail I noticed.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:06 PM   #6
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it's a mechanical gauge...it's supposed to move on take off and turns
And it also has to do to where the pick-up on the tank is located.
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its funny this is brought up. i like to see my gas gauge move when i drive. its like trying to think when to go get gas when your on or almost on Emtpy
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My 99 civic does the same and I've been looking around for answers. But for some reason for my civic, when I turn right it does go down, as explained from others, but I feel like I loose more gas when it goes down like that because. I notice that when I turn right and the gauge comes back up it looks lower than it origanlly was. Could a evap leak have anything to do with it?
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My 99 civic does the same and I've been looking around for answers. But for some reason for my civic, when I turn right it does go down, as explained from others, but I feel like I loose more gas when it goes down like that because. I notice that when I turn right and the gauge comes back up it looks lower than it origanlly was. Could a evap leak have anything to do with it?
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you're overthinking things, pal
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