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Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 11:26:42 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: My new C900 'vert has shamed me and let me down.

In the "goode olde days", when I was driving a Ford, the fuel gauge would fail frequently. I used to estimate the remaining gas by checking their odometer, using the average gas mileage to calculate how much gas is left. If I wanted to be cautious, I would use the city gas mileage to keep from running out of gas. I also learned how roll start the car in forward and reverse, change CV joints, brakes, master cylinders, brake cables, identify electrical problems, replace clutch cables and do body work. That Ford was good for something - an eduction. My next car was a Saab and I never had to any of those thing again. NeedforSwede2 wrote: > Coming home last night, the fuel gauge started acting up. > Now it has packed up totally. > > I don't think it is the sender as bridging the terminals at the sender > end does nothing, but somehow doing it at the gauge end does (shows a > full tank after I filled up). > > Thing is, I can't get a spanner into the back of the gauge, as I don't > appear to have one small enough, and my head is always in the wrong > place (attached to me body) for me to see what i'm fiddling with through > the speaker hole. > > This would happen this week, when most petrol stations are going to be > dry by friday. People have already started to panic buy and the protest > doesn't start until Wednesday. >

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