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Old 04-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How many of us our having problems with the gas gauge
reading empty at about a half of tank.
I was at the show in Allentown last night and was talking
to the Polaris rep. about this. He said there was only a few
complaints. We have 4 800's in our group 1- 2011 and 3 2012's.
All 4 are doing the same thing.
So if you are having this problem you need to tell your dealer so we can try
to get this fixed.
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We have 4 800's in our group 1- 2011 and 3 2012's.
All 4 are doing the same thing.
So if you are having this problem you need to tell your dealer so we can try
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You are right on everybody should tell the dealer and then when polaris get the feedback maybe they will do something about it, as per another post on here about this, I did what they said about bending the rod in the tank and got too be very close, but it was near the end of the season and my sled is traded in, but you can do this quite easy, it may not be perfect but pretty close.
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I agree for the most part ... the digital gauge is inaccurate. And even though I know there's plenty of fuel in the tank, that flashing light does make a guy a bit nervous. That said, I don't rely on the gauge to tell me where I'm at for fuel ... I use my odometer/trip meter.
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mine is way out of whack
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I agree with DragonMaster if its not right everyone should speak up so the problem gets fixed. Polaris wont do anything if there is a problem if they dont know about it.Hope mine works, I count on mine to be right because i do alot of off trail fresh pow riding every chance I get so going by miles doesnt always work for me.
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How many of us our having problems with the gas gauge
reading empty at about a half of tank.
I was at the show in Allentown last night and was talking
to the Polaris rep. about this. He said there was only a few
complaints. We have 4 800's in our group 1- 2011 and 3 2012's.
All 4 are doing the same thing.
So if you are having this problem you need to tell your dealer so we can try
to get this fixed.

2011 Pro R 800 and measured 5 gallons in tank and gauge at empty. Sled has been at dealer for three weeks waiting for back ordered fuel pump/ sender to come in for it....under warranty.
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I agree with DragonMaster if its not right everyone should speak up so the problem gets fixed. Polaris wont do anything if there is a problem if they dont know about it.Hope mine works, I count on mine to be right because i do alot of off trail fresh pow riding every chance I get so going by miles doesnt always work for me.
Yep - that's the exception to the rule for sure I learned that this year too, for the first time. Plowing through powder you need to know where you're at for fuel ... the ol' odometer ain't gonna help.
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I agree with you Bontz on the most part, as you do get to know your sled, except on milder days and if you are ripping it pretty hard your trip and odometer get a little more far fetched as where you are really at, Like I said it does not take alot to bend your gauge rod and make it very close.
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Mine shows empty with about 8 litres of fuel. I think the problem is that the float can't distinguish that there is more fuel per vertical inch of tank towards the bottom than there is at the top. So as it drops with fuel level, it assumes that the used fuel is equal at all points. Wrong assumption.
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Yep having the same problem gauge showing empty when their is about 5 gallons left in the tank .
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