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Old 09-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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I have a 2011 390 BH. When I top the tank off my gas gage needle reads a quarter tank over the full line. Is that correct?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Mine does almost the same, goes past the full line. Also noticed that when it goes down to the red line near empty I'm heading towards the gas station. When the low fuel alarm goes off We have about 10 gallons left. Too close for me. But found it's pretty close to being correct 1/2 is about 50 gallons.

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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I have a 2011 390 BH. When I top the tank off my gas gage needle reads a quarter tank over the full line. Is that correct?
Almost every vehicle I have ever owned has the fuel gauge needle go above the full mark when I filled/topped the tank. Then as fuel is burned, the needle starts to come down as it should.

Normal for most vehicles IMO.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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This much over? Seems like almost a quarter tank! If so that's how the dealers get away from putting 25 gallons of fuel in when you first buy it. To the newbie the gage is on "F" so it must be full...

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This much over? Seems like almost a quarter tank!

I can't say , but each vehicle I owned was over the full mark some. I just got used to it and never ran out of fuel.
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Mine does not go above the full line but more of a concern ... Why would the two of you fill up without filling your DEF tank. I get very nervous when my DEF guage gets down to one bar. I have been told that if you ever run dry on DEF the engine stops ... no matter how much fuel you have in the tank.

I always keep a couple of gallons spare in my storage compartment as a safety measure
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:49 AM   #7
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Mine does not go above the full line but more of a concern ... Why would the two of you fill up without filling your DEF tank. I get very nervous when my DEF guage gets down to one bar. I have been told that if you ever run dry on DEF the engine stops ... no matter how much fuel you have in the tank.

I always keep a couple of gallons spare in my storage compartment as a safety measure
I have 4 boxes of DEF in the bay. I just haven't filled it yet. I've only been in the yellow once. I stopped and filled the DEF up. I don't let the DEF run out. As we all know it's a pain in the arse to add DEF unless they have it at the pump. I wait till the last green light is on then I fill. If I remember a full DEF tank should last for roughly 3000 miles. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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We are a lttle behind the times up in Canada. We do not yet have DEF at the pumps so I use a plastic funnel fitted with and extra length of platic tubing.

I did find several truck stops in the States with DEF at the pump ... unfortunately it was always on the driver side (wrong side). Truckers do not look kindly on RVs going thru the lanes in the reverse direction.
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I did find several truck stops in the States with DEF at the pump ... unfortunately it was always on the driver side (wrong side). Truckers do not look kindly on RVs going thru the lanes in the reverse direction.
That's funny! In the nicest way! I have never filled with DEF at the pump so I wouldn't know. I buy Blue Def at SAMs Club. I use the filler that comes with it.
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This much over? Seems like almost a quarter tank! If so that's how the dealers get away from putting 25 gallons of fuel in when you first buy it. To the newbie the gage is on "F" so it must be full...
If I remember correctly, there is a function in the computer to run through all the gauges to check their function. I'm not certain, but I think I remember having a calibration option in there too. Check it out.
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