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LPG Gas Gauge Faulty Reading

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Post by tedsbus Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:45 pm

Is anyone with a built in LPG Gas Tank getting totally false readings from the level indicator please. ?
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Post by Bilbobaggins Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:19 pm

Yes, most reports on this forum say that when red light comes on tank will still only take about 10l of gas, so half full.

My guage currently varies betwee two green lights on and all lights on during my most recent journey, so I think it will take about 8l ie I still have about 12l in the tank.

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Post by TonyB Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:31 pm

My gauge behaves in a similar manner.With one green light on, the tank will only take 10 litres,so still half full.There is quite a useful explanation of what everyone seems to find in the Factsheets section on this forum
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Post by tedsbus Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:32 pm

Thanks Tony B, had a look at the fact sheet got my head around it now, at least it only cost me £7.60 for 9 litres to top up to full  up!
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Post by Longwalk63 Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:35 am

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Yes I have the same problem, went to fill up a couple of days ago as I had been using it a fair bit level was indicated at about a 1/4.
Managed to get in £4.63p worth!
I used to drive LPG powered ambulances (many years ago) we always had the same issue back then and it seems things have not improved much.
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Post by Cymro Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:40 am

The key is to have the tank installed at the correct angle. I had mine adjusted by A/S. Thereafter it's fine. The table for the gauge in the Factsheet may be of assistance once the tank is correctly aligned.

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Post by Dbvwt Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:16 pm

As much as this goes against everything I believe in (that a gauge should be correct) I actually like the fact it still has plenty of spare gas when the red light comes on smile!

If this makes any sense, the gauge is accurate in its inaccuracy so once you understand your own levels you soon get a feel for how much gas you have.
What I find more annoying is the daft position of the gauge, one of my planned jobs this spring is to move the blooming thing!
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Post by Lorfal Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:51 pm

I am very reassured after reading this! I’m a fair way away from anywhere that does LPG , so as I was needing a jaunt to Perth on Monday I thought I’d fill up whilst there. Van was needing a run and I had loads of stuff to pick up. I thought I had less then half a tank but only managed £4.00!  

I’m always worried that I’ll run out of gas quickly during the winter off grid when the dogs need heating on all night and day! 😜
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