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Old 07-04-2004, 11:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Mine does it also. When I first got the car, I filled it up @ $24 and like a minute later it was only at a 1/2 tank. At that very instance the thought of selling the car popped into my head briefly but everything turned out ok after 3 minutes . I just never experienced that with a car before. In my Altima it goes up to full even before Im finished pumping the gas.
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Old 07-04-2004, 11:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, same for me.

If you know thats normal (origional poster is fine), whats the big deal! It's not like you don't know your gas tank is full!
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Old 07-04-2004, 07:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I remember reading somewhere it's not a good thing to pump gas and have your ignition on to get a gauge reading. Don't know why, maybe it screws the sensor up?
But I do remember that there is a latency built in so you don't get a higher reading when gas sloshes as you are driving around. Personally, if my gas gauge was off, I would rather it tell me its lower then it really is than higher and run out of gas.
My 93 gauge does the same with a full fill up and it seems to run down slow for the first half of the tank then just falls fast. Had me thinking I had a leak or something. I now use the odometer to mark fill ups. Who can trust gauges anyways? First time I ran out of gas was in my ex-g/f's Benz (Bad gauge). Other time was when someone siphoned gas out of my motorcycle.
Do mark milage a couple of times and you will recognize the milage you and your driving style get. It varies very little with me.
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Old 07-04-2004, 07:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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It's normal for older Camrys. It's a feature added in so that you don't get confusing readings.

Say if you were on a hill, you might get a reading that your tank is low when it is. By not giving an up to the second reading, it wont give you and empty reading when you are just at a slant. It's another great feature for the drivers benifit.
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00 camry here, its normal
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Old 07-04-2004, 09:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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97 camry le, mine does that.
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Old 07-04-2004, 09:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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it goes up all the way right? then whats the problem! would you like the gas gauge to take imediate readings? then your gas gauge would fluctuate incredibly when going up hills, cornering, rapid start/stop driving... ya know... get the drift? it works fine!
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It's normal, especially for cars where the needle doesn't drop after the key is removed. My Mazda does the same thing.

As someone has mentioned the Gen 5 gauge stays for 10 minutes after the key is out (along with the odometer reading) then the odometer goes out and the gauge falls to E. When you put the key in and after a fill up, it rises to F quickly.

On a side note, I believe they recommend against having the key in the "On" position is because the ignition is on and the fuel pump could run while filling up. Not sure about that one though.
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it goes up all the way right? then whats the problem! would you like the gas gauge to take imediate readings? then your gas gauge would fluctuate incredibly when going up hills, cornering, rapid start/stop driving... ya know... get the drift? it works fine!
Thanks for quoting me Zoni, haha. Well different words, same ideas.
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the best thing to do to remember ur gas mileage is to reset ur trip odometer each and every time u fill up....my gas mileage is always a good indicator to how my car is running...
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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smokey, i didnt even read the thread... sorry i wasnt in the patient reading mood, i just wanted to share my opinion.
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95 camry, yeah i used to wonder toooo, good thing its normal
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