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Have you tried power cycling the dash circuit board.
To do this undo the 2 screws on rear of the instrument panel binnacle.
Then tilt it forward and disconnect the 2 wiring harness plugs.
Leave for a few minutes and the reconnect.
This often works on JTD'S for temp and fuel gauge reading problems .
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I'm going to to try all suggested (sensible ones anyway) methods, the trouble is it only does this part of the time, so it could look like it's fixed then pop up again.
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Well unless you try you will never know, We want to know.

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One of the 2.8's I had did that and the "cure" BrianJP suggest worked for me.


As to the trailer from the size of it, my guess would be to transport what some people mistakenly refer to as a motorcycle, or Harley.


Just about the only reliable way to get one of them (Harley that is) from A to B.
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One of the 2.8's I had did that and the "cure" BrianJP suggest worked for me.


As to the trailer from the size of it, my guess would be to transport what some people mistakenly refer to as a motorcycle, or Harley.


Just about the only reliable way to get one of them (Harley that is) from A to B.
You can go right off some people, and I was just starting to warm to you as well, just goes to show, you can never know some people.

As for the gauge problem there are so many tales on Google, and the fix seem to vary but none seem to be cured by fitting a new sender, which is a shame as they're only £7 ish.
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I fixed mine with a new sender - I did it myself and I think I posted on here about it.

It's at the right side of the engine close to the air filter but of course behind a load of turbo pipes etc.

IIRC I had to move a supporting bracket for something and get in there with a deep 22mm socket.

Let me try to find the old thread - here tis https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/149...andomly-2.html

And here https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/149...ure-gauge.html

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Thanks Dave, It seems to be a very difficult problem to isolate the cause of, yours was the sensor, others the binnacle, and yet more others it's under the fuse box.

I think I'll start under the fuse box as that's easiest I think and free, and see if it fixes it, if not the binnacle, and then the sensor if it's still acting up.

Fiat forum no help or Google, three cures for one problem, to be fair I've had two Ducato courier vans with no electrical issues, and four as Mohos, so not exactly rubbish electrics, just a couple of common problems, which could have been a lot worse, 5th gear and a dodgy gauge reading.
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Not had chance yet to look at it, maybe on Wednesday when I have the place to myself.
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