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Old 01-21-2018, 06:15 AM
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Filled my 97 f250 up yesterday, drove to get something to eat, came out from eating to a puddle of diesel fuel and the tank with a pretty steady drip. Is there any difference I the diesel vs gas tanks for our obs trucks? Is it a diesel specific tank?
 
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The tanks are the same between the gas and diesel. The only issue you might run in to is if your front tank is plastic. I don't think anyone reproduces that tank.

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Old 01-21-2018, 11:41 AM
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The tanks are the same between the gas and diesel. The only issue you might run in to is if your front tank is plastic. I don't think anyone reproduces that tank.

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it's a metal tank. While it's out I am going to go ahead and replace my driver side cab mount bushings. I dI'd the passenger side last spring, but didn't feel like dropping the tank to get to the driver side.
 
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Make sure where the leak is coming from. The clamp for the full hose may just need to be tightened
 
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Gas and Diesel tanks are technically different. Its the filler neck that is different. Gas has a small ring for the breather tube. I have a gas version in my diesel truck, i just ripped that piece out so the diesel fill hose will fit.
 
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:04 PM
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Make sure where the leak is coming from. The clamp for the full hose may just need to be tightened
it's defiantly got a hole in the bottom, it's a steady stream running. I'm almost suspect that someone may have purposely put a hole in it. I'll know more when I get the skid plate off it.
 
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it's defiantly got a hole in the bottom, it's a steady stream running. I'm almost suspect that someone may have purposely put a hole in it. I'll know more when I get the skid plate off it.
Oh crap that is not good. As a temp fix you can buy epoxy putty for fuel tanks. The good stuff will even stop an active leak. Good luck
 
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I found a brand new tank on Amazon for like 65$

When mine had a leak, it was from small rocks getting caught between the skid plate and the tank... Crappy design.
 
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The tanks are the same between the gas and diesel. The only issue you might run in to is if your front tank is plastic. I don't think anyone reproduces that tank.

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I have an extra plastic front tank if you need one.
 
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When I did my tanks , I built in 1.5" of space between the skid and tanks.
 
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