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Old 07-30-2016, 01:55 PM
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Titan Tank Question

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In the middle of installing a 50gal Titan Tank in my '15 6.7 CCSB, and had a question for anyone else that's done it. When the tank arrived, the box looked like it'd been air-dropped from a cargo plane directly onto the runway. When I opened everything up and inspected it, everything looked fine; However, I'm in the middle of installing it now, and as I was swapping the fuel pickup from the old tank to the new one, I noticed that it looks like the metal straps (which Titan ships IN the tank) chewed up the bottom of the new tank pretty cool (eg. if I run my hand along one of the edges of the new tank, it's.. chewed up plastic). I picked out all the small bits that I could find to clean it up.

Is this normal? Should I be worried about this? I mean, I guess it's plastic, so I'm not worried about the integrity of the tank, more wondering how concerned I should be any of this plastic gets sucked up in the future.

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Poorly taken in-tank photo for reference:

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erik512, it will be fine just get it wiped out and put it together.
I have installed two of them and both had some scuffing of the plastic.
I have since changed the fuel filters on both trucks, and found a couple small black specks that made it to the filter. I guess that's what the filter is for !!
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Thanks! I should have added that I just installed a Dieselsite filter this morning too, so I guess I can keep an eye on those filters as well just in case anything gets sucked up.

Thanks for the help, going to go finish assembling this thing!
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Yea. clean the tank with a vac and you should be ok.

Make sure you tighten the nuts for the fuel sending/pump per the installation instructions. Let sit and tighten again. I pressure tested mine to make sure.

Just for future reference to those to have the Titan tank and want to add a Dieselsite filter. It is easier to install the Dieselsite filter prior to installing the tank, but it can be done without dropping the Titan tank. It is tight for big hands but can be done.
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Agreed that the tank is fine and to clean it thoroughly. I would however pick up the phone and call Titan and let them know what happened with the straps and that they should consider making changes to avoid this concern.
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My straps were wrapped up pretty good IIRC. But, at the price of these tanks there is no excuse for less then perfect delivery, including having all the debris out of the tank before shipping.
I don't mind a wipe down with a fuel wet towel, but sometimes the amount of debris is just carelessness. And if they can be careless with that ........
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Yeah, agreed there. Seems like it'd be more ideal to just ship the straps in a separate box (and for what these things cost, that doesn't seem unreasonable). Then they could ship these things sealed and clean.

I cleaned it out as best I could and put it all together - so far, so good! I'll wait a week or two and change out the fuel filters just to be sure.

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The problem is partially Titan on packaging but also sounds like the shipping company caused the damage in how negligently the tank was handled when in their possession...
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Yeah, it's very possible that UPS is sick and tired of carrying heavy truck parts up the driveway, and took it out on my Titan Tank..

Just went and filled up, can't find any leaks, so I'm declaring victory.

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Fantastic!!! I know you will like the added capacity.
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I filled up my "new" Titan 65. Took 58.5 gallons. Just under $135.**

Still loving the range though.
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Nice! After filling up every ~250 miles while towing my small UTV trailer around, I'm looking forward to enjoying the greater range.

RE: the little plastic bits in mine - I drove around (maybe 20 miles), and then let some fuel out of both the factory water separator and the dieselsite bowls; I found a few little plastic flecks in both. Not too much, but maybe 4-5 little 1-2mm pieces. I'm hoping that with the number of fuel filters I have now, that'll be a non-issue. I'm planning to go on a long-ish trip in the near future, so once I get back and go through a few tanks of fuel, I'll change all the filters and see how they look.

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Curious - How much is the tank and what would a ballpark price be to have it installed?
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I have a question also, if no one minds. Have any of you compared the plastic Titan to the metal Transfer Flow tanks? Thanks for any opinions.


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