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Recently acquired a red '77 240D with only 7000 miles on a new engine. My in-laws owned this car since it was new and my wife "inherited it". So far I have replaced the driver seat springs and used pool noodles to firm it up, changed the oil, driven the beast a few hundred miles (plenty of time to enjoy scenery in the mountains since speed on hills is quite limited) and priced out new tires. I like the car and am looking forward to driving and maintaining it.

Apparently my father in-law replaced the gas tank a couple of years ago. Since then the gas gauge has not worked accurately, it goes from full to empty in 180 miles or so. In addition the car will "run out of fuel" or stops running around the 350 mile mark although he also thinks it might run until 450 miles.Who knows? I am trying to figure out a way to fix these problems but I know next to nothing about gas gauges, sending units, etc. Willing to learn. Any thoughts appreciated.
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