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Hello Insighters,

Last night, I made my regular commute to Los Angeles (110 miles), and in the last mile of my trip, the fuel gauge stopped working. All the graphic elements remained, except for the bar indicator. I switched the display to the alternate "liter" version, with no correction of the problem. This morning, when I started the car to return to San Diego, the gauge worked properly again, as if there had never been a problem. Is this an unusual problem? Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks,
Steve
2002 Insight 5-speed, 44,000 miles
Recent radiator block modification
64.3 LMPG
86.1 best Los Angeles to San Diego commute, in rain
 

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Yeah I had a quirk on my 2000 a few months back. Can't remember what I may have done, but I was getting infinite MPG. Swapped display to l/100km and it showed zero. Little worried, but no effect on performance, but pulled off when I could, shut down till I heard the click, then it was OK again. Improved my trip milage significantly :D
 

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Yes, your experience was the same as mine. Sounds as if restarting may be a reliable solution. Wondering how common this quirk may be.

Maybe we're finally discovering the real reason how some of our forum mileage champs get their LMPG numbers so high! <ducking>
 

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SteveO said:
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Swiping! <g>

Its a problem that has been reported in here from time to time. I've also experienced it a couple of times. Simply takes a key-off (pause a couple of seconds) key-on to correct.

My current LMPG over the last 42K miles is 150 MPG :p :p :p
 

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I had it happend once like johnc had...I was at McDonalds drive thru and
was manually doing my own "idle stop" (with the key) a few times waiting
in line. When I started up the last time while leaving I noticed I was getting
150MPG while accelerating uphill...I pulled over and smelled some heated
electronic smell from the back and turned off the car for a few seconds.
Started it back up and has not happend since (about 6 months ago)

JoeCVT - Just your average CVT owner
 
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