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PeterA

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GSA fuel range
« on: March 29, 2016, 11:07:30 AM »
Since my last service by the agents, my GSA seems to think my fuel tank holds about 50 litres.  My initial range shows upwards of 750km, and I run out of fuel with the range still showing 100-odd km.  Sometimes the low fuel warning light comes on about 15km before I run out of fuel, mostly there is no low fuel warning.  I can avoid running out of fuel by using the odo to watch km-since-full, but is there any remedy for the faulty range prediction?

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Re: GSA fuel range
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 11:41:24 AM »
Hello Peter, welcome to GS911 forum ;)

I think, that's the wellknown Fuellevelsensor fault :-\.
There are many words written about fixing this issue, but meanwhile BMW changed the layout
of this sensor.
Best way to fix it, please change the sensor. 8)
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Re: GSA fuel range
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 11:54:31 AM »
Thank you, schuppi.

I was rather hoping there was a GS911 re-set solution, instead of replacing the sensor.  The bike is out of warranty, but considering that the fault only developed immediately after a service (by BMW agents), do you think there's any chance they will accept responsibility? (Probably a stupid question...  :-\)

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Re: GSA fuel range
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 12:39:21 PM »
do you think there's any chance they will accept responsibility?

YES! If your dealer is your friend or better your buddy :) he campaign to you.
Think there is a way to get some money back.
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Re: GSA fuel range
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 08:29:03 AM »
Since my last service by the agents, my GSA seems to think my fuel tank holds about 50 litres.  My initial range shows upwards of 750km, and I run out of fuel with the range still showing 100-odd km.  Sometimes the low fuel warning light comes on about 15km before I run out of fuel, mostly there is no low fuel warning.  I can avoid running out of fuel by using the odo to watch km-since-full, but is there any remedy for the faulty range prediction?

Have you tried to recalibrate it?

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Re: GSA fuel range
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 10:22:49 PM »
What year GSA and what country?   GS and GSA with a fuel strip sensor (I forget the exact years, approx '07 thru '11) had the sensor warranty expanded to 12 years in the US.  Don't know if that is a US specific thing or world wide.