Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-09-2006, 12:04 PM
TheBigJob TheBigJob is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11
TheBigJob is starting off with a positive reputation.
Question 3rd Fuel Tank

I have a 97 F-350 and I am look at adding a third fuel tank in the bed. I want to route this directly to the engine, not to refill one of the tanks I already have. I am currently fabricating my tank, I just need help with the plumbing details. Any help would be AWESOME!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2006, 01:50 PM
1969fordguy 1969fordguy is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Louisville
Posts: 349
1969fordguy is starting off with a positive reputation.
In the Bio-Diesel area of this website they can set you up!
__________________
1997 Powerstoke 7.3L Turbo Diesel 4X4
3" to 4" downpipe, 4" stainless exhaust, superchips programmer, boost, pyro, & trans temp gauges, 6637 filter, 203* thermostat
Yes, it does sound good!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2006, 03:10 PM
TheBigJob TheBigJob is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11
TheBigJob is starting off with a positive reputation.
Question 3rd Fuel Tank

I have a 97 f-350 7.3 PSD and I would like to add a 3rd fuel tank in the bed "hidden" under the toolbox. I am currently building the tank but I am not sure of the plumbing. I want this take to be totally seperate from the factory two. Any help would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-09-2006, 05:29 PM
cookie88's Avatar
cookie88 cookie88 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 13,244
cookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant future
f250juggernaut
Hidden and totally seperate? Planning on running some red fuel on the highway?
__________________
Scott
His: 01 F-250 Lariat, 7.3, ZF-6, NV271
Hers: 06 Freestar SEL 4.2l
79 Bronco Ranger XLT.. used be the driver, now waiting to become the project.
96 Grand Marquis LS... 25 mpg commuter
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-09-2006, 05:48 PM
tjbeggs's Avatar
tjbeggs tjbeggs is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Silver Lake Dunes, MI
Posts: 12,832
tjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to all
i would use another selector valve that would be placed in front of (toward the engine)of the factory valve.
__________________
Tim
1997 F-350 CC 4x4 PSD Auto 302K

AD's, IC, Rear Disc, OBA, Tuned by Tony Built by me!

Transmission by Racer X!


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-10-2006, 10:57 AM
TheBigJob TheBigJob is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11
TheBigJob is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm not sure where the selector valve is located, but I will take a look today. Also what kind of pump will I need to get the fuel from my new tank to the engine. I understand there is a pump in each of my two tanks to get the fuel to the engine but the fuel isnt under pressure at this point. Correct?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-10-2006, 12:55 PM
AndysFords AndysFords is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fitzpatrick Alabama
Posts: 1,057
AndysFords is starting off with a positive reputation.
If you want a bigger tank in the bed, the best way to do this would be to just unhook the two lines from one of the current fuel tanks and hook them into your new one.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-10-2006, 03:46 PM
TheBigJob TheBigJob is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 11
TheBigJob is starting off with a positive reputation.
What about pumping the fuel? Isnt the pump mounted in the factory tank?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-11-2006, 09:42 AM
AndysFords AndysFords is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fitzpatrick Alabama
Posts: 1,057
AndysFords is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm not sure. Mine isn't on any of my trucks, but I don't have anything quite that new.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-11-2006, 01:31 PM
AndysFords AndysFords is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fitzpatrick Alabama
Posts: 1,057
AndysFords is starting off with a positive reputation.
YOu can buy a fuel pump that mounts on the fuel lines at a parts store for very little.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-11-2006, 06:35 PM
cookie88's Avatar
cookie88 cookie88 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Cabot, Arkansas
Posts: 13,244
cookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant futurecookie88 has a brilliant future
f250juggernaut
A small, low pressure (7-9 psi) transfer pump would be perfect in that application.

The factory pump on your 97 is mounted in the engine valley, below the turbo.
__________________
Scott
His: 01 F-250 Lariat, 7.3, ZF-6, NV271
Hers: 06 Freestar SEL 4.2l
79 Bronco Ranger XLT.. used be the driver, now waiting to become the project.
96 Grand Marquis LS... 25 mpg commuter
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Dave Sponaugle's Avatar
Dave Sponaugle Dave Sponaugle is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Nutter Fort, WV
Posts: 21,266
Dave Sponaugle is a splendid one to beholdDave Sponaugle is a splendid one to beholdDave Sponaugle is a splendid one to beholdDave Sponaugle is a splendid one to beholdDave Sponaugle is a splendid one to beholdDave Sponaugle is a splendid one to beholdDave Sponaugle is a splendid one to behold
Last fall our Department of Tax and Revenue Criminal Investigation Division guys went out to Ohio to learn about a sniffer that samples the exhaust to detect off road fuel, WVO and biodiesel. No more dipping the tanks. I am also expecting a crackdown on WVO and home made biodiesel this year or next if you don't pay the road tax on it.
Why else would you spend all the money for the sniffer if you can dip tanks with a 50 cent tube and catch off road diesel or WVO.

I don't know this to be in the works, but I have a gut feeling it is.

I have not been stopped by them this year yet, so I don't know if we are doing it by dipping tanks or the sniffer this year yet. I have confidence I will know in the next month or so though since it is getting warmer outside.
__________________
86 F250 HD 6.9 IDI ATS turbo "not exactly" stock 4x4 T19 BW1345 3.55LS both ends D60 front, 10.25" Sterling rear, ram air, dual stacks.

"I dig dirt"

FTE Guidelines

FTE Moderator IDI diesel forum

WV Chapter Member
Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup