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Fuel tank removal

I have a 94 Powerstroke F250 and want to remove the fuel tank to clean it and install a hot fox. I'm coming up short on finding information about the fuel tank diamater and how you remove the tank(s)

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pardon my ignorance,but what is a hot fox?

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pardon my ignorance,but what is a hot fox?


Yeah me to Pardon me ?

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front one (7.3 diesel i assume)

the best way is to have buddy help you.

soak everything with penetrating oil. Then remove four bolts on the skid plate. remove skid plate. Then the two straps holding the tank and let down slowly because of the wiring hose from sending unit and filler hose.Remove filler neck off tank. Once lowered there is a small ring (3-4") that hold the sending unit in. Take a flat screwdriver and place on one of the little ears and hit the screwdriver with a hammer rotating the ring and voila.
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Remove spare tire, Hidden hitch(if u got one) and skid plate. Then the rest is the same as above.

It took me about an hour apiece to remove and replace with new tanks by myself and some grunt work.
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What is this hidden hitch you speak of? I am in the process of replacing my rear tank on a 1997 f350. I had to cut the bolts off of the skid plate with a grinder, after letting them soak for a day.
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does that back tank just rest on the skid plates? on mine there are no straps
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the rear tank should sit on a two skid plates.. i just changed mine and all i did was remove the two skid plates and thats all was holding the tank up, except the fuel lines and filler neck..its a pain to take the tank off...


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Any pointers on dropping the tank itself? I have the skid plates off tackling the rest tomorrow, if I can find a tank.
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what i had done is once i got the skid plates off, i unplugged the sending unit, its easy..i losen the filler hose enough so i could move the tank a bit..and i took a long screw driver and stuck it where the fuel lines go in between the crossmember and the box and took off the clips on the two fuel lines, and you need one of them tools to take off the fuel lines cause the tool pushes tabs on the end of the fuel lines so you can take off the lines...sometimes its a pain in the but to take out the tank,


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