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Fuel tank size?

I just picked up a 1996 F250. Its got dual tanks (front and rear). Just trying to figure out the size of them. Anyone have any ideas?

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What cab and bed? Tank size varied slightly, but generally, they're 18-19-ish front, 18-ish rear.
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It's also slightly different when its f250 and f350 but x2 on cab bed and weight class

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I have the same question for a
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Extended cab, and longer bed. It has the 2 fuel doors.

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From the owners manual
F250 regular cab 19-f 18.2-r
F250 super cab and crew cab swb 16.5-f 18.2-r
F250 super cab and f350 crew cab lwb 19-f 18.2-r
F350 super cab lwb 19-f 18.2-r
F350 pick up/ chassis cab 19-f 18.2-r
F350 swr chassis cab 19-f 19-r
F350 drw chassis cab 19-f 19r

Good luck guys, 4x4 does not make a difference according to the manual
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The front tank is either 16 or 19 gallons, and the rear tank is 18 or 19 gallons. I believe regular cabs and ext cab short bed are 16 gallon front all else are 19 and the rear is supposed to be 18 but they measure the same as the 19 so I think they are probably 18.5 and at some point the gov't decided they could not round up any more. There is the option of adding the Bronco 32/33 gal tank or the F26_ 38 gallon rear tank.
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Welcome to the org Brian, I listed all sizes from 97 BTW on the owners manual, not sure if other years are different and its listed as all diesel tanks.

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Were all the front std. cab 4x4 f250 tanks plastic? I'm wondering because I had at least 4 gal. in the tank after dropping it and went to fill up and got 19.25 gal. put in?? I'm wondering if the pump is off or something?
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All the ones I've owned had original tanks and all were steel (galvanized) that had to be replaced because they rotted out from the crap holding moisture on top of the tank or from the skid plate holding the crap against the bottom of the tank where they rotted out. There may have been poly/plastic factory tanks but IDK I think they are replacement. The tank is rated at X gallons that does not include the fuel lines, filler neck, vent line, (or spillage when filling up HA HA). Normal is IMO +2-3 gal from bone dry empty to up the neck @ the cap full over stock rating.
When I put the 38 gal rear tank in & modded the vent I put in nearly 45gal of diesel the first fill up from bone dry to up the neck full rocking the truck near full to get the air out of the tank & vent lines. I fill both tanks this way before long trips to get max fuel for a few more miles of driving so I can shop for better fuel $ on these trips.
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