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Car runs well, engine purrs, so don't think it's an engine efficiency issue. Odometer typically always showed approximately 390-410 miles to empty when gas tank was filled up. All of a sudden, it only shows 290 or so to empty when filled up. Concerned this will affect 1)resale if odometer inaccurate. 2)scheduled services will become "late/overdue". Any ideas what issue may be?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Starts same as ususal. No vehicle issues. Just lowering of "distance to empty" reading at fillup. almost like float or something may be stuck.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2006 fusion

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fusion yourself? What have you tried so far?

Crawled under car and tapped on gas tank in case float was stuck.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's it.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Ford
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Have you done an actual mpg reading with a calculator based on the fuel amount added and distance travelled?

When refiled when at or near empty, how many gallon doe it need to fill up?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No, I have not. 17 gallons.
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

Will yours also register current MPG?

Have you done any inspections, repairs, maintenance that would go towards better fuel economy?

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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