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i filled up my 97 ford escort on wednesday drove only 40 miles on this tank so far.should i be around a 1/2 or is my gauge wacky. just replaced the sending unit on the pump last saturday. :eek: :eek:
 

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When we have filled up the tank on our LX Escorts (a 92 a 94), the needle is pointing to the right of the 'F'. After 40 miles it would still be midway between the 'F' and the 3/4 mark. If we had not quite filled it (when the gas pump handle shuts-off) it would still be at least up to the 3/4 mark I think.
We get about 29-30 mpg in local driving (the suburbs), up to 37 mpg on the open road. We do almost zero driving in the really urban 'downtown' traffic.
One time I kept driving it, to see where the needle would point when it finally ran out of gas. (I had a Jerry can in the trunk). It got to where it was exactly over the empty line, and the needle moved very slightly to the left of that - and then it quit.
 

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Something must be wrong. On my 97 the gauge stays on full and only starts to move after I travel 70 miles. By the time the low fuel light comes on I usually have about 2 gallons left.
 

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how many gallons did you put in when you "filled up"?
 
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