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    I have had my Cat since late last year, a 2008 500 carb unit. After the 2nd or 3rd tank of gas, my gauge stopped working. The guy's @ AC say this is a common problem with the new low sulfa gas we have and I need to use an additive like Techron with every tank of fuel. Has anyone else noticed this? Anything else I can do? Replacing the sensor with every tank of fuel is not an option I want to do. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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    In the Cat oil change kits there is a bottle of fuel additive to clean the fuel sensor. The Cat dealer should know about it. You can always call my local Cat dealer at 733-7669 and talk to Dave about it.
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    Havent had that problem yet. To be honest I havent had to go through more than 2 tanks I only have 41miles on my 08 500 ac and had it to the shop in wasilla twice. I think those guys there are pretty crooked. This is my second one bought from there and the first one never held an idle. I wouldnt think if you spend that much money on a rig that you should have to add extra money into the tank to prevent a sensor burning out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingyoda View Post
    I wouldnt think if you spend that much money on a rig that you should have to add extra money into the tank to prevent a sensor burning out.
    As I understand it, it is not that the sensor *burns out* rather the low Sulfa fuel causes a *coating* over the sensor and it therefore will not work. The same thing happened in my 2000 Taurus...but with that one the sensor was attached to the in-tank fuel pump and it cost $600 to change out the whole set up (for a 15 cent sensor) I can not *blame* Arctic Cat for gasoline as mandated by Al Gore...sorry
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