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Old 09-22-2010, 03:35 PM
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fuel level sender

I just scored a 100 gallon auxiliary fuel tank to tote around extra veg. It has no fuel level sender or gauge. I don't want to go to the trouble to add another gauge in the cab.

Is anyone familiar with a mechanical or electrical fuel level sender gauge that I could mount in / to the tank?

Thanks!

EDIT: While the fuel level would be nice to know, my main interest is making sure I don't overfill the tank when going from dumpster to tank. Anyone have experience with those whistle type fill alarms? Would it work with something as thick as SVO? Other ideas? Thanks!

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:51 AM
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What size inlet is on the tank? and have you seen the gas caps that have a cork on a spiral rod? as the cork floats the rod twists and the needle in the cap revolves. I bet you could get one off a riding mower.

But for the whistler you mentioned, I've got NO experience, and have never heard of such a thing.

I'm going to have to google it.
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ive used a stick for the last 7 years in my old IH. its never been wrong.
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ive used a stick for the last 7 years in my old IH. its never been wrong.

now thats funny


If it ain't broke don't fix it, right?
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make sure it calibrated properly ralph, and measure you efficiency by hours or miles and using the notches in the stick. not the lie-ometer.
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What size inlet is on the tank? and have you seen the gas caps that have a cork on a spiral rod? as the cork floats the rod twists and the needle in the cap revolves. I bet you could get one off a riding mower.

But for the whistler you mentioned, I've got NO experience, and have never heard of such a thing.

I'm going to have to google it.
The inlet is 2" female. Basically what I'm looking for is a way to know that the tank is near full without poking a flashlight in there. I might try that whistler, but I'll keep looking for a solution.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:35 AM
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I don't know what material your tank is made of , but I had a similar problem on an aluminum tank . It was a fairly thick gauge so I drilled and tapped a 1/8" NPT hole in the top and bottom of one side of the tank and installed 90 degree hose barb fittings with clear tubing between them for a sight gauge. If you are concerned with potential leaks you could install a valve at the bottom fitting and close it when you don't need it . You can tell at a glance what the level is in the tank . I have used it for about three years with no problem .
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