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Dual tanks?

THis is a newb question so be gentle. Just bought my first diesel (96 4x4 f250 crew, short bed). It has dual tanks. I see the switch. When and how should I switch fuel tanks? Can I switch them while driving or should I stop? Should I switch when I am 1/4 full .. 1/8 full ... does it even matter?
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THis is a newb question so be gentle. Just bought my first diesel (96 4x4 f250 crew, short bed). It has dual tanks. I see the switch. When and how should I switch fuel tanks? Can I switch them while driving or should I stop? Should I switch when I am 1/4 full .. 1/8 full ... does it even matter?
U can switch them while u drive but I would not run it too low I would say no less the 1/8th tank when u switch cuz if u run out befor switching u will be on the side of the road and its bad on the injectors fuel pump ect..


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switch when driving's ok, your choice when to switch, i don't let mine go below 1/4

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Hey thanks, for the replies.

I remember as a kid on a lawn crew the crew chief was driving a truck with dual tanks an he switched while driving, but I couldn't remember. Been a long time since I was a kid.

Any idea how big the tanks are on a 96 f-250 crew 4x4 short bed?
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Specs show 34.7 gal capacity. Probably a 17 gal front tank and a 18 gal rear tank.

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yes all these guys are right and don´t forget don´t let down under 1/4 of tank b´cos you will damage the tandem pump ! and injector b´cos them suck air into the fuel lines !! mine is a crew cab long bed dually with dual tanks

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Hey great, y'all. I appreciate the answers. Learning little by little here. Glad I found the forums.
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well supousing you ford truck are long bed and 95 up it have a 75 liters tanks so are 150 liter both same as me !! keep you ford rolling !!!

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