Recently I had difficulty in reading the level of oil in my tank via the
fitted plastic tube
I have heard of a small ball being placed in the tube to facilitate reading
I am looking for advice
Ours became too grubby to read after just a few years. So we simply used a
clean, long, garden cane to dip the tank from time to time..
I'm not sure I would trust a ball not to stick - given a false reading.
I'd replace that silly tube post-haste! Remove it completely and blank the
hole. As well as making the level invisible by becoming opaque, the tube is
usually plastic and will become brittle with time. They can split and then
guess what happens to your expensive oil. I know about the button you have
to press to read the level, that valve usually doesn't seat properly and
shut off the tank contents after a few years.
Garden cane - super idea!!!!!
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