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    Faulty fuel sender?

    Hi all,
    not posted in a while due to happy Disco however I am heading away in January and recently noticed the fuel level dropping ~ twice the speed it normally does / should. Essentially I can fill the tank to the brim, drive 350-400k and the gauge will be showing re-fuel now. Stop at servo, fill up and might squeeze in 40ltrs, usually less.

    Level seems to drop evenly from full to empty, and distance to empty seems to be correct for any given fill level, just drops a lot faster than it should as I drive.

    I understand the TDV6 had an issue with corroded terminals in one of the senders, and I also understand that the D4 has 2 senders, one near the top and one at the back (hard to get to apparently). I also understand that to work on the senders the tank has to be drained and dropped

    So forum sages - anyone had this issue in an SDV6? Mine is MY12 with ~196k on the clock and drives well with no other obvious / known faults.

    If I do have to drop the tank can I do this as a home job (I am mechanically competent), and how long would I expect to take / what parts / tools would I need? I would also clean/replace the LPFP filter at the same time - anything else should be done when the tank is out?

    Thanks.

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    Someone on here also had the issue of a tank collapsing,that caused a similar issue.

    Hopefully yours hasnít.
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    My 2011 SDV6 had the same issue, but it was still under warranty and I believe that they replaced sender in the tank and that the tank had to be removed. But I don't know how involved that is..

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Someone on here also had the issue of a tank collapsing,that caused a similar issue.

    Hopefully yours hasnít.
    I crushed mine. Still have gauge problems. Havenít bothered fixing it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    I crushed mine. Still have gauge problems. Havenít bothered fixing it yet.
    Howíd you crush it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_D4 View Post
    Howíd you crush it?
    Melrose, on the rock crawl - Pete from PCB was spotting and guided me the wrong way.

    Instead of sitting on the underbody armour it landed on the fuel tank!

    Since replaced the thin plate and fitted an alloy guard full length.
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    Was this about 5 years ago at Melrose? I remember a D4 on the rocks and then a bang. I may even have footage or pics of it.

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    Faulty fuel sender?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPROVER View Post
    Was this about 5 years ago at Melrose? I remember a D4 on the rocks and then a bang. I may even have footage or pics of it.
    Thatís the one.... Post them if you have them!
    Cheers
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    Cheers
    Tombie

    D4 MY11 - Stormy

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    Gone - D1 AZZKIKR - 5.0L Supercharged with the lot
    Gone - Tombraider Defender - Lara
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