My Aux Fuel Tank Install - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



6.2L V8 Discuss the 6.2L V8

My Aux Fuel Tank Install

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-23-2013, 11:33 AM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller rvpuller is offline
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 3,599
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
My Aux Fuel Tank Install

I moved my 50 gal aux tank from my old 2000 to our new 2013, they changed the fuel fill pipe so I had to change how I was going to feed the main tank I had adapters made that I cut into the lines before. I also decided to add a 12 volt shut off solenoid to stop the aux tank form siphoning into the main tank and a timer so the pump will automatically shut off so I don't overfill the main tank, I'm getting old and have CRS.

My tank is a older 50 Handy Tank this is a new one FT-50 Truck Fuel and Tool Box Combinations - Custom Truck Fueltank & Toolbox Combo | Handy Industries
Fuel pump also the one I had, this is a new one http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hl...01-1/overview/
Solenoid 12 Volt 1/4" Orifice Multi Purpose Shut Off Valve
Off time delay TDR-PL 30 min delay
http://www.wolstentech.com/products/...delayrelay.php

Modified filler pipe, I silver soldered 3/8 and 1/4 copper tube into the pipe for fill and vent.


Fuel pump and solenoid mounted under the box, you can also see my compressor to the right.


Fuel line from pump and vent line hooked up to the filler tube.


Fuel line, vent and gauge connections to tank.


Tank with tool box closed, I built the covers a few years ago so I could lock the filler tube and cover up the lines.


Fuel gauge and air bag gauge, I modified the dual air bag gauge housing so my fuel gauge would fit. I used the rocker switch that was for the air compressor for a monetary switch to start the delay off timer and a small LED light so I know when it's running, the main power for the fuel fill is powered from the Uplifter Switches so the power can be shut off when not in use. I also run the for compressor from the Uplifter Switches.


The fuel tank has a non vented cap so the system is sealed and uses the Ford vent system. The fuel tank is bolted down to the box in the back and front so it will not move. I have the delay off timer set for 14 minutes for now, it's easy to change if I decide it's to long or to short. I have always start my fuel transfers when the main gauge hits 1/4 so 14 minutes should bring it above 3/4 but not to full.

Denny
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-23-2013, 04:45 PM
22rimfire 22rimfire is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 347
22rimfire is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.22rimfire is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Very impressive Denny. Nice, neat install. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-23-2013, 07:25 PM
2000silverbullet's Avatar
2000silverbullet 2000silverbullet is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 5,315
2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold2000silverbullet is a splendid one to behold
Clean install Denny, nice work.

Tried to rep ya but couldn't, great post ought to be in the tech folder.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Dave HM Dave HM is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 97
Dave HM is starting off with a positive reputation.
which timed relay did you get and how do you like it? I tried your link and came up with search results.

I need to install something like that since I also get distracted with driving and forget to turn the fuel pump off.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-25-2013, 08:45 AM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller rvpuller is offline
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 3,599
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
I fixed the link, I used the TDR-PL. It's adjustable form 0 to 30 min just by turning the adjustment screw and I really like it, the one I have uses a positive trigger. If you look close at my last photo you can see the relay to the left of the gauges right above the gas petal. I looked for along time before I found this one and the price was a lot cheaper than anything else I found.

Denny
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-25-2013, 08:19 PM
dualwheels66 dualwheels66 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,278
dualwheels66 has a very good reputation on FTE.dualwheels66 has a very good reputation on FTE.dualwheels66 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Nice job Denny. I wish they made a tank for under our trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-05-2013, 07:18 PM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller rvpuller is offline
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 3,599
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
I have a update on my install. Twice I had the fuel cap loose light come on, the first time I thought it was loose but the second I knew it was tight so I looked at my aux tank install. Both times the aux tank was close to empty and the main tank was half or below so I sure there is problem with the air volume in the aux tank being pulled through a 1/4 vent line making the computer think the cap was loose. For now I'm going to cap off where I hooked to the vapor recovery line and install in line fuel filter on the vent line. If that solves the problem I will find a older style recovery canister so I have a rollover valve on the vent line.

Denny
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-05-2013, 10:32 PM
Snowbirds11b Snowbirds11b is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 35
Snowbirds11b is starting off with a positive reputation.
Denny, you must anderstand that the powertrain control module as an amount of time to make the evap test and its calibrated to your main tank 35 gallons, with the aux tank its take to much time to bring down the vacuum, in 2000 the amount of time was probably longer, in 2013 the evap test are more severe.


Alain
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-06-2013, 06:30 AM
Dave HM Dave HM is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 97
Dave HM is starting off with a positive reputation.
Denny, I must be leading a sheltered life because i just assumed all aux tanks other than something like transfer flow came with a vent on top that had the roll over valve in it. I could not see one on your pics though.

If you got a plug on top of yours that is closing off a bung it just may accommodate the standard roll over/vent that RDS puts on theirs.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-06-2013, 09:27 AM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller rvpuller is offline
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 3,599
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowbirds11b View Post
Denny, you must anderstand that the powertrain control module as an amount of time to make the evap test and its calibrated to your main tank 35 gallons, with the aux tank its take to much time to bring down the vacuum, in 2000 the amount of time was probably longer, in 2013 the evap test are more severe.

Alain
This is I'm sure the case, the first time was a long fuel run in Nevada and the second when we got to Yuma and were waiting for the price to come down.

Denny
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-06-2013, 09:35 AM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller rvpuller is offline
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 3,599
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave HM View Post
Denny, I must be leading a sheltered life because i just assumed all aux tanks other than something like transfer flow came with a vent on top that had the roll over valve in it. I could not see one on your pics though.

If you got a plug on top of yours that is closing off a bung it just may accommodate the standard roll over/vent that RDS puts on theirs.
There is a 1" diameter tube coming out of the top of the tank that has a 1/4" pipe going to the side of the tank and it may be a rollover valve. I bought it in the mid 90s but they still make them so I'm going to contact them and find out.

Denny
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-15-2014, 06:46 PM
RR24 RR24 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
RR24 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Denny, a question for you, so you are running the fuel pump and the solenoid, both of the load connection of the relay?
Also is your solenoid on the suction or discharge of the pump?

Thanks Wes
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-15-2014, 07:37 PM
rvpuller's Avatar
rvpuller rvpuller is offline
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Home Base Nebraska
Posts: 3,599
rvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud ofrvpuller has much to be proud of
The fuel pump and the solenoid come on at the same time. I installed the solenoid on the pump inlet but if I ever take it apart I will move it to the outlet.

Denny
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-01-2016, 12:13 AM
CaptnJohn CaptnJohn is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 61
CaptnJohn is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks I'm looking at having an aux tank installed in the bed. I'll be happy with 30 gallon or so. The 26 gallon tank is a joke. Miss the saddle tanks on my old GMC. I'll check out the ATTA as suggested......
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-04-2016, 08:01 PM
brickman brickman is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 248
brickman is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I thought the 6.2 were all 35 gal tanks?
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fuel heater fix directions!!!!! w/pics rupejosh Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 87 03-12-2017 11:18 AM
3 Weld Stone Crusher wheels 16.5 x 12 JST2CRZY Ford Truck Parts for Sale 1 04-29-2016 10:41 AM
Gdub's 1951 panel build gdub 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 54 02-10-2016 10:43 AM
'70 F100 CV IFS/TBird IRS Build elgemcdlf 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 276 07-22-2015 11:11 PM
6/22/14 Ride Of The Week Stewart_H Ride Of The Week 28 10-24-2014 10:33 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: