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Old 03-12-2012, 12:05 AM
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F250 CC SB fuel tank size... 26 gallons, really????

Any one else on here concerned with having a 26 gallon fuel tank on the SB CC? I will be towing a 10K trailer and am struggling with only having a 26 gallon fuel tank from the factory. What were the Engineers that designed this thinking???? Have they never towed with one of these rigs? I am just out of an Excursion with a 44 gallon tank, so I have been spoiled!

How do people deal with this, I am considering the LB just to get the extra fuel capacity....
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I'm going to install Titan tanks 50 on mine....was considering the transferflow 50 but it is metal ....Titan tanks uses OEM type material hdxpe...what were the engineers thinking"?

Is sloshing fuel a issue for the titan oem replacement tank?

However I do not believe the miles to empty display will be correct...at least until a software patch is available. Was going to call dealership to install if they can adjust software. Otherwise I'll study Epic's awesome video and save a few $$$.

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:40 AM
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Agree that the tank is too small. GM had the same problem in SBs, but fixed it in 2011. The fact that aftermarket tanks can be had shows that it IS possible.

One thing to consider though....Aftermarket tanks are listed by Ford's diagnosis process as a "red flag" in a HPFP failure....
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One thing to consider though....Aftermarket tanks are listed by Ford's diagnosis process as a "red flag" in a HPFP failure....
That's why I don't have one.
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After 280 miles I'm ready to stretch and pee anyway. Does not bother me.
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If you don't mind loosing the bed space, you can always put an auxiliary tank in. They make versions that are combined toolboxes and transfer tanks. A great idea if you were planning on putting a toolbox in the bed anyway. For anyone that drives where gas station are few and far between, an auxiliary tank borders on necessity.
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May want to consider the long bed so you get a larger factory tank.
My truck runs out of fuel before I am ready to stop.
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I'm going to install Titan tanks 50 on mine....was considering the transferflow 50 but it is metal ....Titan tanks uses OEM type material hdxpe...what were the engineers thinking"?

Is sloshing fuel a issue for the titan oem replacement tank?

However I do not believe the miles to empty display will be correct...at least until a software patch is available. Was going to call dealership to install if they can adjust software. Otherwise I'll study Epic's awesome video and save a few $$$.
As one of the first adopter's of the 50 gallon Titan fuel tank, I can say that it is the best addition I have made to the truck. 800 miles or so of empty range and 500 miles or so towing sure makes choosing who I buy fuel from much easier.

I was also one of the lucky recipients of the HPFP failures. I can say first hand and with 100% certainty that of all the lame excuses and red herrings Ford threw out to obscure the real problem with the HPFP, the Titan tank was never mentioned. Rogue dealer number one knew it was there, as did Shepherds, who actually fixed the truck. The Ford FSE that eventually showed up also noted it's presence. Not one word was said about the Titan tank being a possible cause...it could be that the complete lack of any water in the fuel system was a contributor to such incredible insight...

The MTE reading is easily updated to match the 50 gallon capacity Titan tank. Any Ford dealer can use IDS to change the tank capacity in the trucks computer to 50 gallons. The MTE then reads correctly. My dealer did mine for free during an oil change visit. I have heard that some dealers charge upwards of $50.

The only problems I have seen to date regarding the Titan tanks have been caused by sloppy installation procedures. If the tank is installed according to Titan's excellent instructions, you will not have any issues. My tank took about 2 hours to install.

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This is a concern of mine too (my newly arrived truck is sitting on the dealer's lot until the spouse and I can get the ridiculous chunk of time needed to do the paperwork...maybe two little kids with nasty coughs will speed things up?).

The Titan tank sounds like a good option. Is it compatible with skid plates and whatnots on the FX4? For camper guys, any interference with Torklift tiedowns?

Heh heh. I don't know what I'm doing, but I can't rely on pee breaks to buy fuel since avoiding truck stop pee breaks is my excuse for getting a camper.
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This is a concern of mine too (my newly arrived truck is sitting on the dealer's lot until the spouse and I can get the ridiculous chunk of time needed to do the paperwork...maybe two little kids with nasty coughs will speed things up?).

The Titan tank sounds like a good option. Is it compatible with skid plates and whatnots on the FX4? For camper guys, any interference with Torklift tiedowns?

Heh heh. I don't know what I'm doing, but I can't rely on pee breaks to buy fuel since avoiding truck stop pee breaks is my excuse for getting a camper.
You can buy a shield for it for offroading if that is what you meant. If not someone else who has one on an FX4 will have to chime in.

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After 280 miles I'm ready to stretch and pee anyway. Does not bother me.
Me too. After 280 miles I need spank the kids, clean the bald eagles out of my grill, make my wife run into the store to get me another 12 pack of beer and replace my HPFP.

Seriously, after 4 hours I am actually ready for a break too. Less time if my wife sees a shopping mall.
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I was just wondering if I'd need to remove skidplates to install it. I don't think my driving would endanger the tank, or at least I like to think not.

Probably not a big deal either way, now that I think about it, though for the price I guess the tank shield wouldn't be a bad idea.
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One of the main reasons i like the 8' box is the larger factory tank. In addition to a longer wheelbase which translates into added stability for towing. Oh and I have a WeatherGuard chest in the bed which takes up 18". So with the box in the back I still have a 6.5 box, better towing, more fuel. Oh and looks waaaay better
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Well, here is what I think I will be picking up on Saturday:
2012 F250, CC, SB, 4x4, 6.7, Lariat, Golden Bronze Clearcoat, Adobe interior, LT 275/70R18E BSW All Terrain, 3.55 ELD, FX4, Chrome Tubular Cab Steps, Engine Block Heater, Camper Package, Upfitter Switches, Extra Heavy Duty Alternator and Leather 40/Console/40 seat.

Should be a nice rig for towing our 30' trailer with a 10K max rating.
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not bad...except for the gimp, i mean short..bed and weak.. i mean single alternator
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