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Old 03-04-2018, 06:56 AM
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Jeez there it is, $70 for the two barb fittings? Cancel that part of the order and get them at Lowe's for $3.50 each

THAT hose seems a lot higher than what mine was as well

the Dorman fuel lines do come with compression fittings
 
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Ya, those prices have changed... Seek a better/different source for the same part at a much cheaper rate.

Going to try and update the parts list with a disclaimer or warning.
 
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The 3/8 NTP barbs, 25 ft of fuel line and Racor came to almost $200 by itself. Only the 10 pack of barbs seemed a lttle expensive at over $6 each. This is why I said to "shop around for better pricing" if you want to spend the time
 
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Not sure if it's taboo to ask/post same question on two separate threads BUT maybe different people will only read one or the other so.....
When you take out the mixing chamber in the tank you are removing the 2 screens that filter fuel there. Nobody ever seems to mention or be concerned to compare just what Micron size those screens you are removing might be vs. the Racor SP120-02 (that seems to be the most popular & recommended filter unit) that if I read the specs. correctly on , they are rated for 200 to 265 Microns. Are (we) sure (we) are protecting are fuel pumps enough with that size filter? Anyone care to speculate what the Micron size of the removed mixing chamber filters are/were? Pretty sure the screen in the fuel pickup umbrella/foot is irrelevant as I believe it is much larger. ORRRR Do I have it wrong and the screens in the mixing chamber are only filtering the return fuel? And could that be one of the reasons (we) are removing them because over some vast number of years they may get clogged? Hey, Just what's happening in that mixing chamber anyway!? LOL DDT
 
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Originally Posted by AllaboutMPG View Post
The in tank "filters" are really just screens. Once you clean them up you can see through them. Not sure of the micron rating but similar. Another screen on the back end of the fuel pump and then the bowl filter does the real work of protecting the injectors.
What he said...
 
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Thanks Sous. Guess I will just concentrate on getting it done. At the least, I will be stopping /correcting the issue with suction air into the lines between the tank top and the pump. That sure can't hurt anything. DDT
 
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No problem. Out of all the things I have done to my truck, this is one of my favorites.

The truck was noticeably quieter, I can put 32 gallons of fuel in the short bed tank, when the fuel nozzle shuts off it is full, the tank doesn't puke all over me and I widened the fill neck so I can use commercial truck lanes at Flying J and Pilot.
 
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I sourced every thing either through my work or Amazon, the most I paid for this whole process was $150 at most for the parts, and then due to not having a lift I sent it to a local place to do the work so all said and dome it was maybe around $200 total, and I did all the modifications to the tank, mainly because I wanted to get a clean tank and use that, and keep (at least for now) my old one for an emergency, however I feel that I am at the point of I can let it go now.
 
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No problem. Out of all the things I have done to my truck, this is one of my favorites.

The truck was noticeably quieter, I can put 32 gallons of fuel in the short bed tank, when the fuel nozzle shuts off it is full, the tank doesn't puke all over me and I widened the fill neck so I can use commercial truck lanes at Flying J and Pilot.
Hey Sous,

Nice mods! How hard was it to widen the fill neck?

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Hey Sous,

Nice mods! How hard was it to widen the fill neck?

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Not bad at all. I used a dremel tool with a titanium bit and just kept going around the opening until I was happy with it.

I made extra sure to rinse the neck out very well a couple of times. Since the only thing holding the neck in place is three screws from the top, it was easy to remove.

Having the ability to use the truck lanes is a great thing when the 5th wheel is attached.
 
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That's one mod I still haven't done after all these years. It's on the list. I have to drop my tank because it can leak when full. I think a vent line is cracked.
 
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Thanks Sous! I've gotta do the H&H mod soon. I've had the parts gathered for a while now, and think I'll do the widening too.
 
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When I was widening the fill port I believe I had a 1.5" outside diameter piece of PVC. I had heard/thought that the big truck fill nozzles were about 1" inside diameter, but was not sure. It took about 20 minutes of grinding at a slow, but somewhat precise pace in order to get the PVC into the fill port. It is still a pretty tight fit, but I also used the PVC to make sure the port was not out of round either which could cause problems too.

Just remember that when you are filling up at the truck lanes stay with the truck while filling. Once you are done, pull forward enough for a truck behind you to get into the lane to fill up and then go in to shop or take care of your business. If you leave your truck/trailer in the lane and go in, you may get somewhat of a rude welcoming when you return to the lane.

It only takes seconds to fill up at the truck lanes anyway, so not a big deal really.
 
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