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hi enrico,

What’s the function of that bypass? Easy to install or a tank disassembly is necessary?
The bypass will get ride of the frustrating and annoying flashing lights by bypassing the fuel gauge and makes it look half full. At that point you just keep track of you mileage, no tank removal on either bike. The Italian engineer made the instruction very clear and hand tools to use.
 

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Add me to the list. 2016 MTS exactly 3 yrs. old. Still have extended warranty but dealer's on a wait list for new sensors. Must be in demand.
 

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If you're in the US make sure to only use Chevron...all other brands will accelerate the fuel sensor failure.
 

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I've been using non ethanol gas 90% of time, only when out of town will I use ethanol fuel. Still have failing fuel sensor that was replaced once a couple years ago at least and now went bad when picking bike up from shop. (?)
 

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My MY2015's third fuel sender (C, C, D) began failing on a run into California in August 2019. Since it was very hot (100 F), I thought it might have been heat-related. It would work, fail, work, etc., seeming to fail most often after filling up. It behaved the way others have described: Jumps to empty suddenly and flashes the amber light alternately with the orange bar showing empty, repeating with about a 5 s period. After returning to cooler Oregon it mostly worked, but now and then, after filling up, it would fail for a while.

Scheduled a replacement at my dealer, Motocorsa, along with new tires and an oil change. They had to keep the bike for a week while waiting for the extended policy to agree to pay for it. It covered the $393 cost of parts and labor. This one is a version G, and it was cheaper than the previous 3. So far, so good. BTW, the service guy said they've so far had good luck with this G-version.

Mike
2015 Multi w/ touring and enduro packs at 26k miles to date
 

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That's great, you have warranty coverage, but ~$400 for a fuel sensor, that's insane!
 

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That's great, you have warranty coverage, but ~$400 for a fuel sensor, that's insane!
Yeah, but it was worse for the earlier type D sensors. The cost for my previous replacement was more like $600. The reason I purchased the extended warranty was my fear that I'd have to replace the instrument panel. So far the extended warranty has completely paid for a clutch slave, a leaking fork seal, and the fuel sensor. I've nearly gotten my money back for the extended warranty.

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It's a given is to buy an extended warranty beyond what the duc boys give, after all its an Italian bike, and boy do they like to charge a fortune for labor :)
 

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The bypass dongle is a nice temp solution to the error but it doesn't fix the problem. Definitely cheaper. All bike shops seem to charge a lot for labor.
 

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if you do the fuel bypass, you lose the dash info yes? i understand the frustration, but i need to know how much gas i have. these days, i forget my name if someone doesn't remind me. attempting to note the milage at every fillup is not going to end well for me ;)

can anyone tell me how to identify which version sender i currently have?
I have a 2008 S4RS, a 2008 848, a 2011 MTS, a 2014 1199S and a 2018 V4S.

Only the MTS has a fuel gauge and it is hopelessly inaccurate.

Set the trip meter (Trip 1 or 2) to zero each time you refuel.

I've been using that trick for 55 years. 😁
 

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I have a 2008 S4RS, a 2008 848, a 2011 MTS, a 2014 1199S and a 2018 V4S.

Only the MTS has a fuel gauge and it is hopelessly inaccurate.

Set the trip meter (Trip 1 or 2) to zero each time you refuel.

I've been using that trick for 55 years. 😁
Yep, that is why I installed the bypass all my previous bikes did not have a gas gauge, and never ran out of gas. Until they they guarantee a 100% fix I will not give them my money, a $27 bypass will do just fine, thank you!
 

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I could use some help on this (and the DSS issue) now. Just to recap, I've got a 2016 MTS and the fuel doesn't register sometimes and sometimes it does. Also, the DSS reads error every now and then and the bike goes into limp mode. I dropped my bike off at the dealer for them to look at and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. I live four hours from the dealer so I don't want to spend 8 hours of travel time to have the issue reappear when I get back home.
I understand the dealer's predicament in that you can't fix what you can't find. However, I KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG. I'm hoping that someone on here has had an issue like this that they were able to resolve somehow. (fingers crossed).
 

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I have a 2015 MTS, and the fuel sender failed almost immediately after purchase. It was replaced under a recall. The second one failed and was replaced under warranty, I think. The most recent one was replaced for no cost because I have an extended warranty policy. I'd make sure you talk to the dealer about the recall, now that your bike is out of warranty.

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The bike is still under the extended warranty but the dealer says that Ducati won’t reimburse them for the work and material if the parts are found to be defective. That’s where we are with it now. I told the dealer to keep it for another week and drive it. When it shuts down on them (hopefully), then I’ll have my proof of defective parts. That’s the best solution I could come up with.
 
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