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Old 09-18-2008, 08:05 PM
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fuel tank mod

what will the fuel tank mod do?
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Which one are you refering to.
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well i'm pulling my bed off to be replaced so the tank is right there so what should i do
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well i'm pulling my bed off to be replaced so the tank is right there so what should i do
Do whats called the "Hutch Mod", I guess its a mod that helps eliminate air from entering the fuel system. Apparently its very cheap and very worth doing. I'm going to be doing it pretty soon.

Here's a link to "how to" Welcome to guzzle's In-tank Hutch Mod Web Page
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:21 PM
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The Hutch Mod is great. Follow Guzzle's write-up and you shouldn't have a problem or order the ITP pre-pump kit w/filter (like i did) and follow those instructions. It seemed to quiet the motor down a little bit but there was a big difference in how the motor runs. I can tell that the better setup (not letting air in the lines) has made a big difference. Now this may not be due to the Hutch Mod, but after I did mine I did have an increase of about 1 to 1.2 mpg. Some people have claimed this, but some have not. It may just depend on how badly the connections and parts you replace were leaking air into the fuel lines.

While you are also in there you can do the Harpoon mod which will make it so you can fill your tank up without the nozzle clicking off 10 times because of the diesel foaming. Do a search to get a good write up or if you read through the link posted above for Guzzle's Hutch mod he talks about it there too. It is free to do, provided you have something to cut the plastic tubes in the tank with.

I have also read that a lot of people that have done the Harpoon mod have had a problem with the nozzle not clicking off soon enough and diesel spills out of the spout before it shuts off. When I did mine I left the vent tube protruding into the tank about 1" and I cut the fill tube pipe as close to the tank as I could which was about 1/2" or so.

Good luck,
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:17 AM
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this mod won't gain an hp will it?
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:27 PM
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farmboypowerstroke, No this mod isn't going to gain you any horsepower. It's main purpose is to get rid of the poorly designed connections in the fuel system. By doing this it eliminates the spots in the system that could suck air into the fuel system. This will help increase the longevity of your injectors since the air going through them is not good for them at all.

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:35 PM
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Are these mods the same for an ex since they are different tanks? Curious if it would be worth it to check it out.
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The Hutch Mod is great. Follow Guzzle's write-up and you shouldn't have a problem or order the ITP pre-pump kit w/filter (like i did) and follow those instructions. It seemed to quiet the motor down a little bit but there was a big difference in how the motor runs. I can tell that the better setup (not letting air in the lines) has made a big difference. Now this may not be due to the Hutch Mod, but after I did mine I did have an increase of about 1 to 1.2 mpg. Some people have claimed this, but some have not. It may just depend on how badly the connections and parts you replace were leaking air into the fuel lines.

While you are also in there you can do the Harpoon mod which will make it so you can fill your tank up without the nozzle clicking off 10 times because of the diesel foaming. Do a search to get a good write up or if you read through the link posted above for Guzzle's Hutch mod he talks about it there too. It is free to do, provided you have something to cut the plastic tubes in the tank with.

I have also read that a lot of people that have done the Harpoon mod have had a problem with the nozzle not clicking off soon enough and diesel spills out of the spout before it shuts off. When I did mine I left the vent tube protruding into the tank about 1" and I cut the fill tube pipe as close to the tank as I could which was about 1/2" or so.

Good luck,
Mike
you guys know that by searching the "member repair write ups" section, you can learn alot, there are several good things in there.
here is my harpoon mod write up, also do not cut both tubes, only the fuel filler tube.

Harpoon MOD
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:57 PM
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Hutch was the best thing I did for my truck. Them singles are really happy now.
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