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hey boys Im one of them guys who likes to drive and drive long after i should fill up and iv been having this running out of fuel problem my truck shows 1/8 tank and stops dead in the road. after getting it to the station it doesnt fit the capasity of the tank in it which is telling me there is still fuel in the tank. Why is it not sucking the tank dry? it didnt do this when i bought it it runs out before the fuel light even comes on sometimes it will show 1/4 and run out then i turn the key back on and it shows empty, doesnt make much since to me and please spare me the fill it up before it runs out comments my dad likes to borrow it and bring it back empty
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check your sending unit (properly grounded, pull it and clean it, or replace it)

also check to see that there isnt a dent in your tank, happens a lot off roading.
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Try this Welcome to guzzle's In-tank Hutch Mod Web Page


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fuel tank problem

Definatly do the hutch mod I have done many of them for me and friends all with the same symptoms order a pickup foot also when you order the hutch mod kit it's most likely broken and floating around in the tank


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Yep it is the damn mixer valve, easy fix! 1.5-2hrs if you have a little wrench knowledge



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My best advice is order you a kit from driven diesel and while waiting on ur kit read guzzles instructions a few times it makes for a fast instal


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2000 f-350 4x4 extended cab, went from a flatbed work truck to what you see now, all done by me. Early 99 engine, billet low stall converter, rebuilt trans, all new uvch, new belt tensioners and idler pulley, rebuilt injectors, all new icp, idm, cps, hutch mod, k&n intake, white valve covers, wicked wheel, 5 inch exhaust, php hydra chip 15pos, 8" superlift, 20 inch black and machined rims, 2" billet spacers, 37/13.50r20 toyo open country tires, rough country dual stabilizer, 05 front end with 10k hid lights, amber led cab lights, 09 ford van bucket seats, 2010 f150 center console, b&m ratchet shifter, aero force scan gauge, b&m trans cooler used as a fuel cooler,
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Unfortunately they are out of stock on those kits at this time, just read guzzles page and build your own kit. Order a new mixing chamber from the link on guzzles site.


E99 F350 Ext. cab Long bed, single wheel 2x4
Riff Raff 6637 intake, FRX and HPX,
Dieselsite boostfooler, factory tech valvebody, filter system,
Local custom trans build - BTS in near future,
Derale cooling pan and trans cooler,
Mbrp 4" turbo back
Ts 6 pos chip - TW tunes coming soon,
Guzzles hutch and harpoon mod with lift pump and racor filters
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Unfortunately they are out of stock on those kits at this time, just read guzzles page and build your own kit. Order a new mixing chamber from the link on guzzles site.
I just did a kit on a friends 550 I put a filter housing on the frame rail and I took the screens out of the mixing chamber I did it for about 50 bucks


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there's 2 main reasons of the Hutch mod. 1 is to remove the screens and mixing chamber completely, so it doesnt plug up, later...and 2, is to re-route the 'return" line, from the mixing chamber, to remove ALL air in the "return" side system. You'd be surprise how "less" noisy, the engine will be, doing so...

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I did Hutch with a booster pump (with Pre-pump crud filter) and deleting the foot valve. I also extended the pickup tube into the sump. Last, did harpoon as well! Well worth the effort and gained nearly 5 addl gal of tank volume.

If I were to do it again, I would buy a kit as it just takes a lot of time to drive around get the pieces parts!
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