2000 Freightliner FLC120 fuel question.

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  1. MoeCharms

    MoeCharms Bobtail Member

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    I'll try to upload a pick but yesterday I put 115 gallons and 90 gallons in my truck. Yesterday was a 420 mile trip and today is a 500. I have 140 gallon tanks and get 6.5 to the gallon. My thing is this truck gets on e way too fast. I started my trip today and drove 50 miles and now it's on e. I need to know if it gets lower than because I'm not sure. Wait while I try to upload a pic
     
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  3. MoeCharms

    MoeCharms Bobtail Member

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    Note it is sitting right above that line
     

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    MoeCharms Bobtail Member

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    Anther one
     

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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Have you checked both tanks to see if they are close to the same level?
     
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  6. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Medium Load Member

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    Grab your fifth wheel puller and dip the tanks . It could be a sending unit, ground or gauge .
     
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  7. MoeCharms

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    I'm sorry I'm not following
     
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Get a stick and stick it in your tanks. See if they are close to the same level.
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    You say it gets on E too fast. What does it read when both tanks are full? Do you fill both tanks ? Do they both take fuel?
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Those trucks only have one sending unit, I think, on the drivers side. I had and FLD that quit drawing fuel from the left tank. Line was plugged leaving the tank. Gauge was going up as I drove down the road. Stopped to look south of Vegas. Left tank overflowing, in California no less. Company sent me to Freightliner. Ran out of fuel just as I pulled into the check in area with 0 in the right and over full on the left. Was crap in the tank plugging it up.
     
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