There was a good song on the radio, but my fuel gauge was in the yellow zone. So I pulled into a gas station, and shut the engine off but left the key in run -- power (and radio) but with the engine off. I started filling up, and noticed my fuel gauge going up. Normal, I figured. I decided to measure it.
The 1997 has a 16-gallon tank. At 1/4 on the gauge, 4 gallons had gone in. At 1/2, eight. At 3/4, twelve. At full, fourteen. The pump kept going to just under fifteen gallons, and then shut off.
Interesting. While it'* always been a bit flaky, it seems like it now shows a gallon more than I actually have. I'll keep driving and report back. I still plan to replace it, but what are the odds that I recalibrated my fuel sender?
2007 Pontiac G5
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Stock engine ate transmission.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE - Cammed engine ate transmission.