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Question fuel gauge need help

hey guys im not sure if im posting this in the right thread but i ran out of fuel today on my way home from work. I put some diesel in the tank (from a new gas can) and limped it to the gas station. i filled the tank up until it stopped but when i started it up the fuel gauge still read under 1/8 of a tank and the low fuel light was on i turned the truck off and cycle the ignition a couple of time then started it still the same this. Drove it home about 4 miles and the gauge went up only a hair just above 1/8 a tank. what can I do? can i reset it some how? is the sending uint bad? or anything? thanks guys
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Do you remember if you had the key on while refueling? I know from experiace that if you fill up with the key on it can mess up your guage reading for a while, it took mine a few days to get back to normal.
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no i don't thing i had the key on. it went back to normal the next day when I started driving but it keep going up when it at idle in the morning when warming the truck up
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