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Old 08-15-2007, 04:32 PM
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How much fuel can you get in your tank?

I thought the extended cab short bed trucks came with a 29 gallon tank but my last two fill ups I have put in 29.5 gallons and felt like I could have put in a little more but wasnt sure if it was bad to overfill to much. Both times I filled up within 20 miles of the fuel light coming on. Is it normal to be able to get more fuel in the tank than the listed size or am I wrong about the size of my tank?
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:36 PM
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Yep it's normal. I've put nearly 32 gallons in one time.

If you harpoon the tank, it's much easier to completely fill it up. You'll find that Ford "rates" it for 29 gallons, but it holds more.

www.7point3.com - there's a link under common mods that will get you started on the harpoon mod if you are interested.
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:02 PM
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I have put in as much as 32.5, all the way to the brim.
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:11 PM
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when i did the hutch/harpoon mods, i put in ~3 gallons that i pumped out. then i pumped 31.5 more in at the gas station. and NONE came out the overflow. today, my fuel light had just come on (i usually don't let it get that low) and put in 30.5 before the pump clicked off.
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:53 PM
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One day I was in an unfamiliar area and had to push it to make it to the next exit that sold diesel. As I was rolling up to the pump the truck started to sputter so I killed it and rolled the last 20 feet to the pump. I was able to put 39.5 gallons in before the pump kicked off!
 

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Old 08-15-2007, 07:02 PM
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Yamaguy, you have a long bed tho right ? Long bed fuel tank is bigger
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:06 PM
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Well I was at about an 1/8th of a tank by the guage this evening and I pumped 22.839 gallons in and it was spilling on the ground at the end, even after letting it sit for 30 seconds or so....dammit.
 
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Jason is your tank hutched and harpooned ?
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:15 PM
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I filled my 38 gallon tank with 40 gallons a couple weeks ago. I didnt know the fuel needle could go that low lol.
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:29 PM
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44 gal tank. Filled 47.8 gals
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:32 PM
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Im just curious, how many miles do you get per tank aklim?
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:37 PM
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Towing an 8500# Toy Hauler I get anywheres from 9.5-11. depends on if the wind is with me or against me or what. Cruising at 85 I get about 16.2 with the 80 Econon tune. Of course, my meter says 23.8. If I am cruising, I can get about 660 before the wife squawks about filling up. Me, OTOH have run it to 700 and pull into a gas station with it choking.
 
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I've stuffed 42 gallons into my 38 gallong tank. When I put the new fuel system in, we drained the tank bone try. Put 7 gallons in from the fuel cans, drove 2 miles to the station, and topped it off with 35 more gallons. Tank has been harpooned.
 

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