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Gas gauge reading

Suddenly my gas gauge is reading all out of whack (the needle display, 
not the computer).  When it looks like there's less than a quarter of a 
tank (needle not yet in the red) the reality seems to be that the tank is 
dang near empty.  The fuel pump starts making horrible gurgling noises 
and very soon after the car is ready to die (espec when going up a hill)  
Refueling stops all this nastiness.  I used to be able to drive the thing 
right into the red zone.  The computer says I can still travel 80 kms or 
so.  Is there a way to recalibrate the gauge, or is the gauge shot?

 Stephen Siblock, Associate Registrar          Tel: 905-845-9430 x2695
 Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada   Fax: 905-815-4086
 (Co-list-owner, OCUR-L "Ontario College and Universities' Registrars' 
  Discussion List")
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