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I am just about done with the install of the ATTA 45RBR auxiliary tank, hutch mod and harpoon mod on my truck. I damaged the fuel fill hose when attempting to reconnect it and had to order another one. It was in pretty bad shape anyway, so I don't mind being delayed a few days while I wait for it to come in the mail.

I cleaned everything, double secured everything, made sure everything fit as good or better than it should have. I am OCD about these sort of projects, this is why it normally takes me 4 times as long as others.

Please see the pictures below. I have done my best to put them in some sort of order.

Tank Out



15 years worth of dirt!



All cleaned up



First look inside the tank



Second look inside the tank



Sending unit



Internal screens



Front vent hose before repair



Front vent hose after repair



Vent hose connection before repair



Vent hose connection after repair



3/8" (fuel sender) line extended



5/16" (fuel return) line extended



OEM pump double clamped and sealed



Racor PS-120 before priming



Racor PS-120 after priming



Auxiliary tank pump



Auxiliary tank sending unit



Auxiliary tank gauge and switch



Auxiliary tank sending unit buttoned up

 
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Man that looks nice. Great work! Where is that auxillary gauge located?
 
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looks clean . Aux tank/pump fills oem tank or runs system when oem is empty?
 
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Do yourself a favor and bracket that aux tank in there so it can't move. In that last pic, the tab with that small bolt holding to the bed will most likely break. I know mine did. I went to Lowes and purchased some heavy brackets and placed them on the 3 open sides of the tank to keep it from moving and make sure you put a snuggly fit length of wood between the front of the bed and the forward side of the tank (in the bed) to keep the system from wanting to slide forward when you brake.


In the photo you can see my similar tab that snapped off at the weld so I locked it in there with these heavier brackets and now I don't worry about it.
 
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Sous...where'd you get the I.H. emblem/sticker?
 
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Man that looks nice. Great work! Where is that auxillary gauge located?
I ended up putting the gauge and switch on the rear part of the center console. The gauge is a bit awkward to look at, but since I only need to check it every once in a while it will be fine. The switch is a momentary rocker, so it needed to be someplace my wife or I could hold it for a few moments to fill the OEM tank. This was a great spot and comfortable access for both of us.
 
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looks clean . Aux tank/pump fills oem tank or runs system when oem is empty?
ATTA has 2 different fueling systems. One is called "Freedom Fill" and the one I bought is called "Push N' Fill". I like to have control over mechanical things in my life, so I went with the manual fill system. I also don't like to tap into the factory wiring as much as possible, so another benefit to the push n fill system.

The auxiliary pump is rated at 70 GPH, so it won't take long to give the OEM tank a nice bump of fuel when needed.
 
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Do yourself a favor and bracket that aux tank in there so it can't move. In that last pic, the tab with that small bolt holding to the bed will most likely break. I know mine did. I went to Lowes and purchased some heavy brackets and placed them on the 3 open sides of the tank to keep it from moving and make sure you put a snuggly fit length of wood between the front of the bed and the forward side of the tank (in the bed) to keep the system from wanting to slide forward when you brake.


In the photo you can see my similar tab that snapped off at the weld so I locked it in there with these heavier brackets and now I don't worry about it.
You know, I was thinking this same thing when I was installing the tank into the bed, but I went with trusting the manufacturer. I will pick up some brackets next time I at the hardware store and get them mounted in there. As I mentioned earlier, I like to do things right the first time instead of revisiting the same problem/project. Thanks for the picture, it provides a good reference.
 
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Sous...where'd you get the I.H. emblem/sticker?
I bought a front and rear decal from Ebay when I first got the truck. I have been a Ford customer all of my life in one way or another, but when I bought the 7.3 I had to jump ship a bit. The decal comes in many different pieces and looks factory even up close.
 
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What sealant did you use on the fuel lines and is the racor for the aux tank or main tank or both?
 
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Nice work and write up...thanks
 
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What sealant did you use on the fuel lines and is the racor for the aux tank or main tank or both?
I used some fuel resistant Permatex gasket sealer at the end of the hoses to ensure there was an air tight seal after the double clamps. The pump is actually a 5/16 barb, and the high pressure injector hose I installed is 3/8. So, I wanted to make sure the seal was good and I did the other ones too for the fuel feed. I used Gasoila on the threads, that is the green paste looking stuff.

The Racor PS-120 was required because I removed the screens from inside the tank. I did not want to install a paper/smaller micron filter before the OEM pump because I have seen where flow has been restricted. The entire point of me doing these mods was to increase the flow of fuel, or at least make it an easier and more efficient system for the pump. The Racor serves as the screen filter for the OEM fuel tank, but is mounted outside of the tank for monitoring and easy cleaning when needed. The Racor only filters fuel from the OEM tank, but since the auxiliary tank is fed into the vent line of the OEM tank, I guess you could say the Racor screens both tanks.
 
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but since the auxiliary tank is fed into the vent line of the OEM tank, I guess you could say the Racor screens both tanks.
ok, this ahas been beaten to death, in other threads, with no new conclusion or if it worked/problems occured...but, how does your OEM tank, now "breathe" ?
 
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There is are front and rear vents that are connected together via tube, the front vent has a breather cap on it, you can see it in picture above where the front of my truck is. There is also a fill neck vent, so that makes 3 vents for the OEM tank. The auxiliary tank pump is a low pressure pump, so it most likely will not take the entire capacity of the fill neck vent line when it is pumping fuel into the OEM tank. Even if it does, the front and rear vents will provide enough "breathing" while the auxiliary pump is filling the OEM tank. Does that make sense?
 
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yup, crystal clear bud....good job
 

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