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Question problem with gas gauge

it inst serious or anything just wondering what my options are. Whenever i turn hard my gas tank reading will sway around 1/4 of a tank. If i turn hard and accelerate hard then it can sway up to 1/2 tank. is something broken? can i get something for it which cancels out that effect?
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Here is a little light reading on how fuel gauges work. I hope it helps!
HowStuffWorks "How Fuel Gauges Work"
Any time you hit a turn the inertia is going to cause the gas to move around in the tank which can then throw the float off. How fast are you taking the turns


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im talking about being at a stop taking a 90 degree turn. and its not normal i know that. They should have some anti sway thing in the tank or something because my family has also a vibe 2009 a suburban a dodge neon and a dodge ram truck which ive all driven and none of the gas tanks sway even close to 1/4 of the tank when taking that turn.
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Reasoning for that is shape.
Round tank, the distance from center is the same during any G given to the gasoline.


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so your saying that the my jetta dosent have a round tank? if so can you get a round one put in? and for how much
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