[V8] Dash Fuel light on/off randomly

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 09:31:42 PDT 2009

...If there are separate sending unit/switch for the light and the gauge. Don't have my manual at the office, so I can't confirm.

Ingo Rautenberg

-----Original Message-----
From: Allan Vega <allanvega at comcast.net>

Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:06:08 
To: Karl Middlebrooks<benzeenprophet at hotmail.com>; NIck Miller<chance9121 at gmail.com>; <v8 at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [V8] Dash Fuel light on/off randomly

My money is on the sender not a bad fuel pump.

-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Middlebrooks <benzeenprophet at hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 11:58 AM
To: NIck Miller <chance9121 at gmail.com>; v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Dash Fuel light on/off randomly

Funny you mention a broken fuel gauge. About a week ago, V8 #2 died on my 
girlfriend (well...not *on* my girlfriend, thankfully...I couldn't stand to 
lose a car and a girlfriend at the same time), and with me down here in the 
Texas desert, there's not much I could do to diagnose it, and I worried that 
the extremely noisy fuel pump had died. She reported that for the last week 
or so, the fuel warning light would come on at times when the gauge read 
half a tank or so.

Since the fuel gauge read about 1/3 of a tank, I figured I'd have to have 
the car towed home. But on a whim, I told her to put about 3-4 gallons in 
the car and see if it helped. Sure enough, filling the tank a bit helped the 
car start right up again.

At the time that it died, the center warning light was on, but the gauge 
showed 1/3 tank, and she believed the gauge was telling the truth (ever the 
optimist), but it apparently wasn't.

That made me wonder exactly the same thing....where does the center warning 
light get its information from?

From: "NIck Miller" <chance9121 at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 10:26 PM
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Subject: [V8] Dash Fuel light on/off randomly

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