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Old 17 Oct 2014, 09:20 am
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Default Gas Gauge Incorrect & Installing Cruise Control

Hi, I've been a PT owner since 2012, and I could really use some help with a couple questions.

1. For about a month now, my gas gauge has been giving me incorrect readings. According to my trip counter, I seem to be getting most of the mileage I should, but my gauge always shows as lower than it is. For example, I put three gallons in, and it first says 63 miles left, but lowers to 50, then 42 after only traveling a mile. Then it drops down to "low fuel" after only a few more miles traveled. This really irks me, as I sometimes forget to reset my trip counter, and end up having no idea when my tank is actually close to empty.

Any idea what could be causing this?

2. My PT didn't come with cruise control, although I noticed when I did the self diagnostic that the word "cruise" appeared under the gear indicator panel on my dash. Does that mean that the car is factory wired for cc, and installing it would be simpler?

Disclaimer: I don't know much about cars' inner workings.
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Old 17 Oct 2014, 09:51 am
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So is your year PT a 1955 or 2020? And is it the 109 or DeLorean model?

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It is better to always keep at least a 1/2 tank of fuel always in the tank during normal day to day driving. So fill up and when you get to half a tank consider that to by empty. This will save you so much grief in possibly fueling and registering of fuel volume issues. If you park for any length of time fill the tank full. The tank is a sealed environment so fuel will last a few months at least and longer if a gas stabilized is used.
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