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Fuel Guage Bounce

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sjoe, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. sjoe

    sjoe Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have an '82 K-10 with a single 16 gallon fuel tank. Whenever the tank comes off of Full, the gauge needle starts to bounce like crazy. Fuel tank and sending unit was replaced because of hole in the tank from rust but the gauge still bounces. Any help or guidance would be appreciated.
  2. Code 46

    Code 46 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    just wondering if you ever got an answer on this?

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i beleive this is normal because there isnt a baffle in the tank to cut back on the gas sloshing around

    another rainy weekend:dizzy:
  4. jimfulco

    jimfulco Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    unlocking mysteries of the universe

    I hope someone knows. I've come to believe the only old Chevys that don't have dancing gas gauges are the ones that are stuck on extra-full.
  5. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    It is normal.It is worse on the trucks that have the larger fuel gauge beside the speedo (instead of the tach),as it is much larger and more noticeable,with a larger sweep.

    Most newer vehicle use a damped,or less sensitive fuel gauge,have baffles in the tank,or may run an anti-slosh module to keep the gauge reading steady.The older vehicle didn't utilize this technology,so they bounced around.I'd rather have a bouncing fuel gauge than one that doesn't work or reads inaccurately,like a lot of the newer stuff.