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Old 09-14-2010, 05:03 PM
deerex deerex is offline
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John deere fuel gauge?

I like everything about my new 925a zero turn except the fuel gauge does not read for a crap. It reads slightly less than 3/4 when it is completely full. Is this a common problem with these machines or do I have a faulty gauge? thanks
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:28 PM
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My 925A does the same thing as does my John Deere 4310 (compact diesel tractor).
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:36 PM
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Yeah the fuel gauges on the JD CUT's aren't that accurate either so I wouldn't figure the ZTR's to be any different. My 3320 will read empty on the gauge when the tank is still about 2/3's full.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:52 PM
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My Z925 does this too, except only right after I fill it up. I will fill the tank up to the top and the fuel gauge will read exactly between the 3/4 mark and the full mark. But once I move the mower (say drive it to my trailer) it will read full exactly how it is supposed to.

Now when the gauge is on "empty" you will actually have 1-2 gallons left in the tank. This is one thing that a John Deere rep told me. When I was at my dealer in the spring, their JD rep was also there for their spring open house, and one of the things he told me is that the fuel gauge will read empty but will still have 1-2 gallons in the bottom.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:24 AM
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My dealer is going to replace the gauge but I am not going to keep taking my new mower back to the dealer if most of these things do not work. Does anyone have one of these guages that work?
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:26 AM
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If the only issue the machine has given you is the fuel gauge thing I wouldn't really get all bent out of shape about it. Yes it's a new machine and the gauge should work, but there are much worse things that could go wrong. Having a fuel gauge that doesn't read right is of the least concern to me. Just keep track of the hours you run the machine to estimate how much fuel it's used and when you need to top off.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:56 AM
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My z950 has one but I was used to my 757 that didn't have one anyways. So it doesn't. Bother me.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:13 AM
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If the only issue the machine has given you is the fuel gauge thing I wouldn't really get all bent out of shape about it. Yes it's a new machine and the gauge should work, but there are much worse things that could go wrong. Having a fuel gauge that doesn't read right is of the least concern to me. Just keep track of the hours you run the machine to estimate how much fuel it's used and when you need to top off.
I am for sure not bent out of shape about the fuel gauge not working. I agree, if that is the only problem, Be happy. So far that is the only problem, so all is good.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:23 AM
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My z950 has one but I was used to my 757 that didn't have one anyways. So it doesn't. Bother me.
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So how is the gauge working on the 950? It sounds like not so good? It does not bother me that bad that it does not work. I just thought it was a cool feature on the machine and had hoped it worked a little better
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:57 PM
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Really I was kind of surprised when we put a fuel gauge on the 800 and 900 series because I would think it would be difficult to get an accurate reading on a tank shaped like that. I've never heard of any complaints about them though.
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