Fuel oil tank gauge question

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My fuel tank was filled the other day. Gauge read 1/4 full..
After it was filled, it still reads 1/4 full.... been watching it, it has not moved in 3 days. It has been below zero the whole time. Anyway to get the gauge to read correctly again ?

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  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Dec 30, 2017
    It may just be that you need a new gauge as they eventually fail and the cost is usually less than ten dollars here in Canada but I do not know where you are. This is the first thing to try with oil tanks before moving on to larger problems. Easy switch out to that any of us can do when we follow the instructions. Good luck on your first attempt being successful, Dorothy!!!!

  • Charly Charly on Dec 30, 2017
    Infortunately, the float in your gss tank is broken. The only way to fix it is to have the gas tank removed. This can be very costly. A less expensive way to gauge how much gas you have is to fill your tank. Write down how many gallons of gas your car holds. Write down the mileage at the time of the filling. Drive until you need to fill up again. What is your mileage meter read? Subtract the beginning number from the new reading and that will tell you how many miles your car gets on a tank of gas.

  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Dec 30, 2017
    Be sure to take the the gauge with you if you can. If you cannot write down every single bit of text is has and manufacturer, model number, make name and range from zero up whatever your gauge yours has and the part number the manufacturer uses so you get the proper one. Some are off by just a hair that makes all the difference in effective functioning.


  • Dorothy Mc Murtry Dorothy Mc Murtry on Dec 30, 2017
    Thank you for the help.. the fuel tank is not in the car- it is the fuel oil tank for the house. But I will see about replacing the gauge, thanks !!