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Old 07-16-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Fuel gauge

I cant remember if the gas gauge on my 87 goes doen when I turn the key off. I have an sr5 cluster....all the other ones go down.

What does your gas gauge do?
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both my 85 and 88 go down, along with the rest of the gauges.

then once ya start it, or turn the key on, it takes a good 15-20 seconds for the gauge to climb back up
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My 93 goes to about half then after I start it the gauge will start registering correctly after 15 seconds or so
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #4
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weird. Because my gas gauge was always kinda weird and I remember now that it did go down after the key was off. But now I filled up yesterday and it wont go down but does move.....idk what it is.
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mine stays at where its at regardless if the key is in or not. love it that way.
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blue steel, i'd prefer mine to be that way too, so you always know how much fuel you have.

my 85 does something simalar to that in the winter (well, about 25 and colder)

whatever the gauge is it, when i shut the truck off, it'll drop a few centimeters but not go all the way, then when i turn the key on it'll climb back up a few centimeters
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how and where on the 86/87 does the gauge get it's power. trying to track down why it doesn't work. all the fuses in the block are good, you can hear the pump turn on.
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yeah 85gijunk! IMO if before the 90's gauges are like what you guys say they are.... and knowing that '95.5 to '02ish have the WORST gauges EVER! (almost never accurate, always bouncing around...) I'd say the 2nd gen 4runners and whatever gen pickup that is in between those years must have the best gauges.... but thats my opinion.

but im sorta perplexed that drmix's truck (93 pickup sr5, according to sig) isn't like mine. only thing i can think of is his is a pick up, mine is a 4runner but i dont know why they would be much different between the two. mine stays where the fuel level is ALWAYS. both off and on. love it.
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Mine stays where it is at as well, but mine's a pickup with a 4runner's SR5 cluster swap. I cannot remember what my OEM cluster did, but I wanna say it stayed put as well. But I was having issues with the sender wiring to say for sure.
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Mine stays where it is at as well, but mine's a pickup with a 4runner's SR5 cluster swap. I cannot remember what my OEM cluster did, but I wanna say it stayed put as well. But I was having issues with the sender wiring to say for sure.
if you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay for your sr5 cluster?
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$20 at a local pick-n-pull.
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sweet, ive been eying up two sr5 clusters at my junkyard on 3vz 90 4runners. thinking about keeping one, and selling the other for profit!
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My OEM gauge dropped when the key was off, my SR5 gauge does not.
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yeah 85gijunk! IMO if before the 90's gauges are like what you guys say they are.... and knowing that '95.5 to '02ish have the WORST gauges EVER! (almost never accurate, always bouncing around...) I'd say the 2nd gen 4runners and whatever gen pickup that is in between those years must have the best gauges.... but thats my opinion.

but im sorta perplexed that drmix's truck (93 pickup sr5, according to sig) isn't like mine. only thing i can think of is his is a pick up, mine is a 4runner but i dont know why they would be much different between the two. mine stays where the fuel level is ALWAYS. both off and on. love it.
Yeah if I remember correctly my 93 4runner stayed accurate even when shut off. Kinda weird how the pickup and 4runner would be different from each other even though lots of the parts are the same
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