> felixadacatz wrote:
> > the digital gauge on my avalon dash says i only have 260
> miles left
> > when its at full tank. i remember when we first had the car
> back in
> > 2000’ it would say 430miles on the full tank
> Do you mostly drive your Avalon around town? The miles to
> empty is calcualted based on the amount of fuel in the tank
> and your recent driving histroy. Assuming you do a lot of
> stop and go city driving it is possible that your miles to
> empty might really be 260 miles on a full tank. For the cars
> I've owned with a "miles to empty" indicator, the miles to
> empty can actaully increase as you start driving on a long
> highway trip, at least until the moving average mileage used
> by the computer to calculate the miles to empty matches the
> actual mileage.
> Of course, there could be a problem with the tank sensor.
> Just comapre the miles to empty reading before and after a
> few fill-ups and see if the dleta matches (or least
> approximates) the miles actually driven.
> Ed White
> > once in a while it would say 430mi but is only seldom
> > My friends 02’ avalon still says 420miles on a full tank on
> > digital gauge.
> > is something whent he fuel sending unit on my car? or is
> something out
> > of place in the fuel tank?
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well the avalon has, avg econ setting, avg mph, and "miles to empty"
i understand the econ and avg miles, but the "miles to empty"
setting it shouldnt vary, default mpg on the avalon is 26mpg. that
means i should have at half a tank around 221 mi left. and full tank
420-440mi. im thinking its the fuel sending unit as spamcatcher said,
hopefully someone with the same problem can direct me in the right
i went to toyota they were going to charge $80/hr to locate the
problem. it means they may take their time "locating".