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126gallon fuel tank
Approx. 86" l x 17" w x 20" h

13" of fuel in there. How many gallons is that ?

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Laden or unladen?
 

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its a fucking secret? :smt082
no, just not positive that I am correct

for many years, my family owned a business that dealth with cubic inches and fl. oz weights:
been almost 20 years since I did anything with it, but I recall that each cubic inch = .554 fl oz weight

I calculated 17" x 86" x 13" (deep), and 'thought' the correct answer would be 82.26 gallons, which I sent to the OP:
by the time I checked back, others had calculated the same answer

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Approx 81.9 gallons. Divide 126 gallons (total capacity) by 20" (height of tank) which equals 6.3 gallons per inch. 13" X 6.3 gallons is 81.9.
 

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Approx 81.9 gallons. Divide 126 gallons (total capacity) by 20" (height of tank) which equals 6.3 gallons per inch. 13" X 6.3 gallons is 81.9.
I see why you did it that way but in most cases fuel tanks are labeled at 90% capacity. The more accurate way of finding the answer would be to use the actual depth of the fuel rather than the depth of the tank.
 

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You are now qualified to drive a fuel truck. LOL Square tanks are easy, Round tanks are a whole other subject.
Thanks :p
I got the CDL manual but works been busy and now I am working to get my boat running again for Rockfish season.
 

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Formula please.

I divided 126 x 20 then multiplied the answer By 13 and got 81.9
close enough ... same info done a bit differently

13/20 = .65 ( 65%)

126 x 65% = 81.9
 
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