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gas tank volume question

i have a 1999 f350 7.3l crewcab. It is not the long bed...i think it is the standard bed. Well before i had read it had a 29gal tank. well i know when i filled up today i pumped in 31.468 gallons. I know the hose will hold fuel so i expect it to be over 29gal. well the idiot fuel light had turned on less than 15 miles from when i filled up. I have no idea how many miles i can drive after the fuel light comes one but if i really have a 29 gallon tank then my reserve from furl light coming on is REAL short.

anyone have the same experience? do i really have a 29 gal tank?

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Are you the original owner? If not, the tank may have had the harpoon mod done so as a result will hold more fuel then the manual says.

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interesting...i did the harpoon mod myself....i thought the harpoon mod was just to help fill faster and not give it more capacity...very interesting

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I bought my 2000 CCSB brand new. my first fill up I put 31.4 gallons in it. Mine is a 29 gal tank but can put @30 gal in sometimes.
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Maybe the fuel pump you're using is ripping you off?
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I bought my 2000 CCSB brand new. my first fill up I put 31.4 gallons in it. Mine is a 29 gal tank but can put @30 gal in sometimes.
Yep... If I'm running really low, I'll get 29-31 in it. Original owner, factory tank, no mods to it.


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