I have a 2014 Cross Country 8-Ball that I picked up in January. Since the weather has been weird around here I haven't had many chances to ride. I just 500 miles and have filled up the tank 3 times so far.
Well this Monday I stopped and filled up, put in 4.21 gallons and could see the gas in the tank just below the neck so I know it was full. I've been watching my trip odometer and MPG estimator just for giggles. According to the estimator I am getting between 47 and 53mpg, and my odometer is reading 107 miles since last fill up. My fuel gauge is showing just above empty, so I'm a little confused.
The other thing I have noticed since Monday is that once I get home and park her in the garage there is a STRONG gas smell. If I go back out into the garage an hour later the garage smells like I left a gas can open somewhere. I don't see any leaks on the floor of the garage so there doesn't seem to be a leak or at least not a big enough one to leave a trail.
2014 Cross Country 8-Ball
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Do not believe your gage its giving you a easement of what your mileage is. Use your phone. Vic gages are not the best for telling you miles per gallon.
Check your gas cap to see if its sealing tight. You should see by looking at your rubber gasket a shinny seal mark all the way around. Look at the lip on the tank is it bent it should be flat all the way around.
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The fuel gauge on my XR is a filthy liar. When I do the math, I average between 42-45 mpg, but I hit "empty" and my light comes on with 2 gallons still in the tank, a little more sometimes. I use it more to gauge when I need to start checking my trip meter than any accurate indicator of how much fuel I have left.
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