ok, i got the fuel gauge working, but my car still runs out of gas with about 9 gallons still in the tank(odometer at about 160miles from full tank) book says it holds 17 gallons!!!! i pulled the fuel gauge sender, it was a bit rusty, cleaned it and the gauge works now. i saw a metal tube running left to right in the tank, but could'nt see much. the lines (outlet and return) are not crossed, it is a 77280z. there is a small dent on the bottom of the right hand side of the tank. the tube was still connected inside(i pushed on it with a long screwdriver) there is a bit of gunk in the bottom of the tank, felt it when i pushed the screwdriver down. but if i'm gonna have the tank boiled out, i want to make sure that's gonna solve my problems, cause if the tube is busted, i'm just gonna go get a tank from the boneyard and have it boiled out. i'd imagine that tube is'nt easily repaired. is there any other kind of magic trick i can try?