Our 464 diesel has always had dysfunctional fuel level gauge. I have lived with it for 7 years and none of the tractors I grew up with had a fuel level gauge anyway. Just like the old days I remove the cap and look in for lever determination, Or a clean stick.
The float is bad and I did not think is was worth repair.
Now I am thinking of removing the gauge and adding an ameter to supplement the voltmeter I am running.
There is room for 3 ea 2.0625 diameter gauges and the fuel level gauge.
I do not think I will ever miss the fuel level gauge.
I do realize the a fuel level gauge on a large machine with heavy fuel consumption is probably needed but the little D179 will go all day on 5-6 gal working.
Do you folks consider a fuel level gauge a necessity?