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E30 metric to standard gauge cluster question

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by Donkeyshins, May 29, 2009.

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    I recently purchased an E30 318iS from Canada. As part of the federalization, I needed to replace the gauge cluster (metric) with a standard (miles) gauge cluster. So far, everything is peachy, except I've noticed that the fuel gauge only gets to 1/2 before the low fuel light comes on. Naturally, this is a problem. All other functions (tach, speedo, econogauge, water temp gauge) appear to function normally.

    My question - is it sufficient to simply swap the code plug from the old metric gauge to the new standard gauge or do I need a new fuel sender as well? I couldn't find any "metric only" fuel senders listed on RealOEM so I'm a bit baffled.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    I once had the same problem, and strangely enough swapping the fuel gauge fixed the problem.

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