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Old 04-24-2006, 09:46 PM
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Last year, before deploying to Iraq for my 3rd tour, I bought a 2002 F350 Crew Cab Dually 4x4. I am returning soon to the states and have saved a little coin on this 1 year deployment. I would like to get some advice on installing a secondary fuel tank. I do not want to put the tank in the bed of the truck as I need all of the space in the bed. I customize and build choppers as a little side job so any mechanical stuff involved in installing a tank, ect will not cause me to shy away from the job. I have looked on the internet for secondary tanks with no luck. Anybody out there that has done this and can advise me on where to purchase a tank and any "oh by the way's" for installation would be appreciated.

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Rob
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Welcome to Powerstroke.org Rob! Thanks for serving man - know we appreciate all y'all do.
Can't help with the aux tank question but someone will be along here shortly who can.
Be safe over there!
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Welcome Rob!!!

As Rod said, we appreciate all you guys are doing!!!!!

My suggestion if you don't have to have a NEW tank would be to check wrecking yards. They can be a great source for parts.

As far as installation, someone should be along soon!

ps, got any pics of the custom bikes and your rig???
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welcome rob......i know i can speak for almost everyone here saying we appreciate what you guys are doin over there ......Marc
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:47 AM
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Welcome to the forum!!
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:57 PM
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Welcome and here is an answer....

The Lone Ranger here, on a little island in the Pacific with only 19 million people here... And only a few thousand F-250s and 350's.... Oz as we call it, any ways WELCOME... And a few of our Australian Blokes are over there doing the right thing as well... Better in their back yards in Iraq than in ours here at home...

Anyways, your problem, and how mine is done... We really have need of Long Range Tanks here on this little Island where there are 500 km and longer stretches with no fuel dumps, and diesel in the remote comes with a distance premium of up to 50% more!!! Cheap bulk fuel depot on the coast is the go!

I have a 135 litre stock fuel tank on one side as do most... The way we did it is to make a another matching 135 litre tank for the other side square sheet stock, and reroute the exhaust forward out the side... OK so far? Then in the filler opening you have a little box with two side by side fillers, one for each tank, down about 100mm down in the little box below the main tank cap... To get fuel from the other tank to the main tank, just a switch on the dash that runs an electric fuel pump one tank to the other... Put a pilot light swith on like I have, but even if you forget and leave it on, it only fills the main tank until it is full up to the two to one filler box and then it overflows back into the aux tank... Dead simple, sort of fail proof system, and you are always running on the original fuel tank guage... Mine actually has little LED lights on the fuel pump swith, yellow that it is on and four in a row that tell you how much it is full on 1/4 tank increments.. Heck it doesn't work below the bottom two lights anyway... But it works well... Feel free to PM me, I can even send email digital photos to you if need be.... But it is dead easy and simple if you think about it...

Best regards from Oz.... Ranger
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