Originally Posted by John Smallberries
Mine does exactly the same thing - and it is very repeatable. I'm assuming my strip is working properly (for now) and this is just an annoying design feature of the fuel display.
Then you do not have a strip.. you have a float. The float is in the left side of the tank along with the fuel pump. The fuel return line goes to the right side of the tank when it powers a "sucking jet pump". The purpose is to keep sucking the fuel from the right side, dumping it into the left side where the fuel pump lives. It works quite well... so well that the fuel gauge float is doesn't show any change in fuel level until fuel starts being used from the left side of the tank... meaning the tank is half empty.
So yes, you are correct in thinking that it is just an annoying design feature of the fuel display.