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Are the fuel tanks properly vented from the factory ?

Every time I fill up, it seems I have to trickle the fuel in to get full tanks.

You can forget about a semi fill station will the high speed, big arse nozzels.

I remember a while back (before I owned my truck) I noticed a guy with an OBS, with both drivers side wheels parked on ramps while fueling.

My '06 UtiltyBody F-350 had similar tendencies.

Wondering if there is a fix for this ??

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There are some fixes for this (with varying degrees of success) in the forums. Maybe search on Fast Fill Mod or something like that. Do plenty of research before you start hacking things up! Tranfer Flow used to sell aftermarket filler necks to take care of the issue, but they are/were pretty pricey. You also could give Dale Isley @ Tymar a call as he used to sell a kit to help with the issue. There are plenty of folks that throw a couple of 4x4 chunks in the bed to drive up on when filling. Cheers!

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Ive never had that issue, When the nozzle stops my tank is full. I can't even add more if i wanted too. But that seems to happen on my rear tank. My front tank is new. The rear tanks is from the factory.


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You need the filler necks from a cab & chassis model, although on my dads cab & chassis he drives on 6x6 wedges to keep it from spitting the fuel back out he can pump so easily, my dually I have zero issues it's amazing, but the f250 I got you have to have the pump at the perfect angle, the perfect depth in the filler neck

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I have the same issue. You can also hold the pump sideways.

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I know about different pump nozzle positions.

On the '06 ... pump #14 at this Valero station, with the nozzle upside down ... was golden !!

I will search, then check it out once I pull the bed off for a chassis detail...

I'm sure I will come up with something ....


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Have this trouble with my f250 both tanks have been replaced I think my issue is the sleeves inside filler neck got twisted putting it back together


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Look up something called the Hutch Mod. Essentially you drop the tank to gut the vent on top of the tank. Over time the vent gets clogged with dirt/bugs/junk and the air in the tank cant bleed as fast as the incoming fuel. The increased vapor pressure in the tank is what shuts the pump off.

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On my cab & chassis Superduty, it fills poorly also. Maybe because it was a Cali model? Friggin' infuriating.

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Maybe because it was a Cali model ......
Hey, you watch your mouth !!


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