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Unread 11th December 2014, 02:15 AM
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^ Thanks for that info, Zippo. Useful to know.
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The fuel guage in my MY03 has always been a bit hit `n miss. Seems to run out with about 8 to 10 litres left which is annoying. Means another 80 kms I could use.
Indicates empty, light on, with about 10 kms left before stops completely.
I`ve learnt to live with it in 12 years.
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Our SG is gauge deadly accurate.

About 13L per quarter on the gauge. When the needle exactly bisects the empty mark, the fuel light comes on, and there's 8-10L left in the tank. Regular as clockwork ... .

I have never run it right out, but have got to the stuttering point once or twice. I always carry a 10L Jerry can, so that's never a problem.
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Your thoughts on all this? TIA.
For such a small cost - how can you go wrong! If your GPS can run Torque and has Bluetooth it may just all work!

I think one of the fuel guage senders may be crook in my SG as I'm usually on empty when still half full. I take my reading from the scanguage.
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^ That was my thinking too, Kevin. My GPS has Bluetooth, but seems not to like talking to my phone! Probably operator error ... .

Does sound as if one of your senders is cactus. Maybe just a dirty terminal? How does one get at them, anyway? Subaru told me that access to the sender in my Impreza was through the boot floor. Be damned if I could find it!
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OK. Ordered the latest version of the abovementioned Bluetooth dongle (v2.1). Apparently it reads both OBDII and CAN codes from all makes, and the chips and circuitry used are a knock-off of a brand known to work properly with Torque for Android.

Cost including 'expedited' shipping was AUD$11.83. Not the end of the Earth if it doesn't work ...

I will download the free version of Torque to make sure that it works properly with the dongle before I pay for the s/w.

If it all plays nicely together, I will install it on both my phone and the HP tablet.

All up, cheaper than a decent shifting spanner (see above .. ) ... .

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[QUOTE=Ratbag;82206 How does one get at them, anyway? Subaru told me that access to the sender in my Impreza was through the boot floor. Be damned if I could find it![/QUOTE]

Under the rear seat there's 2 x access plates to the top of the tanks.
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^ I have my rear seat floating around in the back of my car. Has been for months.

I'll go have a look ...
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^ Thanks, Zippo & Kevin. Found them under the back seat squab at the far left and far right hand sides.

BTW folks, I got the Bluetooth OBDII scanner on Christmas Eve.

A little review of it here:

http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=5925

Checked the SH again yesterday, and no codes either current, pending or historic ... .

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No further problems with the SH. Running and idling smoothly.

Pulled a code that my friend's Suzuki Grand Vitara V6 has been throwing sporadically for the 2 years he has owned it - P2227. Cleared it. It hasn't come back for over a week now. I also cleaned the crap off the tank seal and lip.

It is a very nice car, and nicely made, even if it is slightly larger than our SH ... It has a really weird 4WD system that involves chains and handcuffs! Just joking about the handcuffs .
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